Monday, 20 October 2008

Texas State Fair 2008 Tatiana

My visit to the Texas State Fair was very very very fun. The first thing I did was the swing ride. I felt scared and excited at the same time. The second thing I did was the King's Circus. It was a fun, confusing maze. When you go in there is a set of stairs, that move! When you're up the moving stairs there is a choice of up or down and I chose up. When you're up the set of stairs there is a slide. When you're down the slide there is a barrel that spins! The third thing I did was the monorail. I could see Big Tex and the ferris wheel. In fact I could see the whole fair! I also did the Love Bug. I was scared to do it at first, but I was brave. The Love Bug goes round and round. It started slow at but it spun faster and faster. I did the swing ride again, and the King's Circus two times as well. My favorite ride of all was the Log Flume. It was a really fun ride. You ride in a log (a fake one of course), there is a crocodile that spits water at you (the crocodile is fake, too), and then you go in a tunnel with a lot of mist. My glasses got all wet! You go up a big hill then you go down really fast and get soaked. I saw a parade with a lot of lovely horses. Four of the horses had blankets and a medieval mask. I also saw lots of floats. There was a big fat chef guy, and a girl with a really really really really puffy dress. After the parade, there was a light show and they played Sing Along (from Blue Man Group)!
We bought two halos for my sister and me. I ate pizza, drank lemonade, chocolate milk and a chocolate frosty. I did a ride called the Race Trax that I liked a whole lot. You get a mat and walk up a lot of steps, maybe one hundred! Well, when I finally got to the top, I got on my mat and slid down super fast! I went in the Enchanted Maze and it had pictures of "Harry Potter", and "The Wizard Of Oz". Like the King's Circus, it was fun, but confusing. It had clear glass and I could not tell where to go. Once Celestia thought she knew where to go and bumped into some glass. All day long, I enjoyed looking at lots and lots and lots and lots of lovely flowers that covered the fair grounds. Some of the colors were blue, pink, yellow, and white.
I loved going to the State fair and I am looking forward to going next year!

Texas State Fair 2008 Celestia

My favorite part of the Texas State Fair was going on all of the rides with my girl cousin, Chloe. First, we went on the Pirate ship ride and it was F-U-N, fun!!! Chloe was scared of going really high up, but she closed her eyes during those parts. We also went on Starship 2000. It was sort of like you were in space without a helmet! When you lifted your head up it hurt and you couldn't breathe! Next, we went on the Crazy Mouse spinning roller coaster. Once, when we went down we got our picture taken and Chloe's hair was flying! We went on a monorail, and could see the whole fair! I wished I brought my phone so I could take some pictures. That night, we went to see a parade. There were lots of horses, and a really fat chef! One lady had such a puffy dress I don't even know where to begin to describe it! Last, but not least, we saw the light show!!! It had lots of songs and shadows. One of the songs was Sing Along from Blue Man Group. I loved going to the fair with my Grandma Cyndi and look forward to going with her again next year!!!!!

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Let it snow!

As you may know, Jonathan is traveling these days. He has a great job, and loves not being stuck behind a desk all the time. This can, however, lead to some very interesting adventures for me at home. We had our only snowfall of the year in February, while Jonathan was in Long Beach, California. As he loves the snow, and was very sorry to miss it, I slipped on some shoes, and stepped outside at around 10:00 in the evening to take some pictures. I left the house with only my camera, and cell phone. Can you guess what happened next? That's right, I locked the door behind me! Celestia, and Tatiana were spending the night at my parents house, and it was really coming down! I called Jonathan, hysterical and cried "It's snowing outside, and I locked myself out of the house, and you're in California, and I want you to come home!!!!!" I mean really, what was he going to do in Long Beach? I trudged over to my nearest friend's house, with no coat, wearing highly inappropriate shoes, and arrived looking like a drowned rat! We proceeded to try to break into my house. I have discovered, that anyone who wants to get into my home will have to break some glass! I also discovered that very few locksmiths are willing to come to Anna, TX in the middle of a snowstorm, and our fabulous drivers here, park their vehicles in the middle of I75 during a snowstorm. Finally, at 1:00 AM, the very nice man arrived at my home to let me in, and I was able to sleep in my own nice, warm bed for a few hours! Needless to say, I have had several copies of keys made for the house, and given them to various people should this situation ever occur again!

My how we've grown!

Every year, we purchase a family membership to a local attraction. This year, it was the Fort Worth Zoo. You can see by the pictures how much the girls have grown! The ones with Tatiana in red, and Celestia in pink were taken in September of 2007, and the ones with Tatiana in purple, and Celestia in orange were taken in September 2008. I can't believe how much these beautiful little ladies have grown in only one year! I am sure Celestia is going to pass me up any day now, as she is already taller than me in heels! The girls loved going to the zoo throughout the year. We attended a special event just for homeschooling families last October, that included a private class of certain animals. They have completed research projects about various animals of their choice this year, and are sorry to see our membership end. We are planning on going to the Dallas World Aquarium in the coming year, and we'll tell you more about that in future posts!

Hello out there!

Howdy from Texas, everyone! It occurred to me that I am simply horrible about keeping in touch with you all as much as I would like to, so this seems like a good way. My nephew, in Africa has a blog , and it's awesome to see everything he's up to! Hopefully, I will be able to use this medium to keep all of you up to date on what we're doing. This first one will be short, but I will add some pictures, and (hopefully) update it often!