Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bed Bug

Tuesday the 14th was Valentine's Day (be mine, blah blah blah) but more importantly it was Great Grandma Davenport's birthday (and of course Happy Bday to Great Aunt Nancy too!)
We celebrated her birthday breakfast at the Olympia Flame Diner. They didn't sing and clap or anything (boo!) but they did bring her a muffin with a candle in it. I'm not sure if we left before other 91 candle muffins got delivered or what but we had things to do!

When we got home I (and butterfly balloon) helped GGD open her birthday bounty.

Also, GmaD got me some Valentine goodies so I was pretty busy myself.

I'd been asking M&D all week if we could go out on a boat and on Tuesday, I finally got my wish.
That afternoon M&D, GGD, G&G D headed down to the water taxi. I was white knuckling it for the first few minutes but relaxed fairly quickly.
They call it a water taxi but for us it was more like a water tour. Each boat had a captain and color guy for lack of a better term. The color guy regaled us with tid-bits about historic sites, how much certain houses were worth or who lived in them.
Though now that I've determined the deckhand from the previous day was full of it about the Cakewalk, I'm not sure what I believe.


That night we celebrated dinner with a touch more class than we celebrated breakfast. Once again it was Sea Watch for dinner and it lived up to its name.
With so much time from beginning to end of a dinner like that, it's always tricky to keep me entertained the whole time.
Fortunately there was bread...

And Aunt Darcy...

And Crayons...

And Letters. And once again Dad took me for a walk outside to pass the time. While we were out there we saw the moon (which I love) and Dad tried explaining constellations to me with a little help from the Google Sky Map app on his phone. It was kind of cool even though I'm not sure what he was talking about.

When we go home AD decided to get ready for bed but since I wasn't ready, I helped tuck her in.
Then I stayed for a bit to play with her...
...for well over 30 minutes until eventually Dad made me go to bed myself. Party pooper!

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Holy Mackerel

Monday the 13th was a big Monday, and it was also Big Monday on ESPN starring KU at KSU. Guess who picked out my outfit?

Mom & Dad went fishing with Aunt Darcy & Uncle Dave which left us land lovers to fend for ourselves. Since no trip to Florida would be complete without a trip to the beach, Great Grandma Davenport, Grandma Davenport and I hit the beach to feel the sand between our toes.

While I was starring out over the water, here's what was happening out on the water.

UD caught a dolphin (not flipper of course) and AD caught a mackerel... and some seaweed.


Since they caught some fish, there were some lazy seafowl chasing them down for a free meal. You can imagine how pleased AD was!

I guess they saw a lot of crazy big ships but this blue one is dubbed Cakewalk. Their fishing deckhand said its owner is the owner of the Cheesecake Factory but I doubt that's the case since I couldn't find any proof of that anywhere. What did I discover? As of 2010 the Cakewalk was the longest (281') yacht built in America since the 1930s and has an Inboard Tender. That means it has a GARAGE wherein you'll find ANOTHER BOAT. I'm not talking a little rescue dingy, I'm talking about a 37' that can do 50 knots... whatever that means. Also, I think you can rent charter it for about $1Million a week. If you want to spend some time feeling poor, click on the 'inboard tender' link and roll through the pics. Pretty impressive/sad. Cakewalk is listed for sale on boatinternational.com by Burgess. I'm guessing you can get it for less than the original $80M price tag... which is nice.

For dinner we all went to Bonefish Mac's and as luck would have it, they have a face painter/balloon artist there every Monday. Was it my lucky day or what?
I did NOT get my face painted (you're shocked right?) but M&D did let me get some butterflies on my arm.
She also made me a balloon butterfly complete with an attached stick so I could fly it around.
I'm pretty sure our neighbors at the table behind us were SUPER THRILLED with said butterfly stick.

When we got back to GGD's we watch the KU v KSU basketball game. That's all I have to say about that.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Time Rolls On

On the 12th Aunt Darcy, Mom, Dad and I went to the Museum of Discovery and Science down in Fort Lauderdale.
Before we even went inside, I was fascinated. This is a clock in the atrium that elevators up colored balls that then follow the tracks down. It's actually a gravity clock and I guess it's the largest kinetic energy sculpture in Florida. I don't know what any of that means, but it was pretty cool.
Also, the base of the clock is a fountain and you know how I like running water. And AD gave me some change to make a few wishes. I'd tell you what I wished for but then it wouldn't come true. Guess you'll just have to wait and see!

Once we were inside, we saw all sorts of cool things.
And some scary things too. Not for me mind you but behind this display there was a cutout in the wall shaped like Dad. That baby!

Turtle

Snake. Very cool.

This is the underside of some sort of Ray. U-G-L-Y!

My favorite part of the museum was probably the river otter exhibit.
They were cute little guys and it was pretty fun to see them swim and play together. They seemed to like me too because as soon as we got close to the glass several of them got out of the pool to come say high.

Next to the otter was a prehistoric exhibit. There was a Mammoth big enough that you could walk under and a Saber Tooth Tiger showing his incisors but my favorite was the Megalodon.
The Megalodon was a prehistoric shark that was over 50 feet long and regularly dined on sperm whales. That's a big shark!

This was a tornado exhibit which may be a little cliche since I'm from Kansas but it was pretty cool.

Lightning Ball

This was a "Go Green" exhibit but I really just wanted to drive the garbage truck. Dad said something about setting my sites a little higher but I didn't really get it.

There was a special little kids zone for kids under 7. And it was a mad house. Not a lot of parenting going on in that area, that was for sure.


Upstairs was the Runways to Rockets exhibit which was kind of cool since I had so much fun on the plane ride down.


For dinner that night we hit up the Sicilian Oven for some pizza. It was yummy!

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery