Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Our Branson Vacation- Day 3

On our last day in Branson we "Rode the Ducks." The Ride The Ducks amphibious vehicle is based on the famous WWII DUKW amphibious design. The vehicle is designed to drive on land and on water. Plus, they give you these awesome (insert sarcastic font here!) quackers to quack on the duck, and you even get to take them home. Fabulous!

The tour was actually pretty neat and I am really glad that we did this. If the weather would have been nice, I would have been able to take some beautiful pics. But, oh well, I resorted to taking pics of my beautiful babies:)

Kyler quacking his quacker!

Ella quacking her quacker!

Kyler driving the duck on the water.

Ella driving the duck on the water. When he asked if any kids want to come up and drive, Ella was the first one up there! I'm not even sure if she knew what he was asking. She just hopped up and ran up there!

Ella and mommy
During chemo I didn't lose all of my hair. It just got really thin. My last trip down I decided to cut it short in the hopes that it would grow back healthier. I am not a big fan of short hair on me, some people can rock it. I, however, am not one of those! I am getting used to, but I am very glad that it seems to be growing quickly!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Our Branson Vacation-Day 2

On day two we woke up and hit the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure. Honestly, it was a bit of a disappointment. The butterflies were neat but, the Rainforest was a bit of a joke.

After the Butterfly Palace, we hit the Titanic Museum. This would have been pretty neat, however, Ella decided to scream THE.WHOLE.TIME! It was awful! After the Titanic Museum, Cody and I decided we needed some wine. Fast! So we found this nice little winery that gave us some samples, and lucky for me, my favorite was on sale. So, of course, I bought some:)

In the evening we had reservations for Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. The show was fabulous! The kids were intrigued the whole time. It was great! No screaming. No crying. Just eating and watching. Huge thanks to Dolly!

Kyler looking at the frog in the "Rainforest."

Kyler sitting on the butterfly chair.

Mommy and Kyler

Kyler and Ella examining the butterflies up close. This butterfly, however, quickly met Ella's maginifying glass up close and personal. RIP sweet butterfly!

Ella hugging the frog in the rainforest.
Ella sitting on the little butterfly chair.
Kyler tasting his own "wine." Oh quit freaking out, it was pear juice. It was delicious!

Apparently they are supposed to put the kids juice in paper dixie cups, but the new guy didn't know that, therefore my kids got to drink out of wine glasses. Aren't they lucky!

Our Branson Vacation-Day 1

Last week we took a little family getaway. We headed to Branson, MO to enjoy a little much needed family time.

Day 1 started with a trip to Silver Dollar City and some shopping at the Outlet Malls. Kyler was able to ride most of the rides and Ella was able to ride a few. Last time I went I was pregnant with Miss Ella so I didn't get to enjoy the rides. This time I was able to enjoy all the rides I wanted (and some that I didn't want to!)

I can't say the weather was perfect, because quite honestly, it was down right cold and rainy! But, we were able to make the most out of the day and we all ended up having a really good time.

Kyler riding the ladybugs all by himself!

Ella and mommy riding the train.

Kyler smiling big about making his candle.

Ella and Daddy trying to stay warm.

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