OK this was still part of our vacation, but I thought it deserved it's own blog. We got to eat Breakfast with ELVIS. Yes his REAL name is Elvis, but he is also an Elvis impersonator. :) ha! It just cracked me up. He has 12 boys and another baby on the way. His wife is determined to get a girl! Crazy if you ask me. Thought you guys would get a kick out of this! Enjoy! Be sure and check out the "ELVIS SMILE" and CT's mean face in the 2nd picture. I don't think he was too thrilled to eat with Elvis. He will appreciate it one of these days.
CT loved the sea lions. They were pretty cute! I think we rode this ride 3 times before we got off. He had a blast!! It about made me sick. :) Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber. The swings we had to pry KG off of. She kept saying "NO Bye Bye, NO Bye Bye!" CT and Daddy won the race! They did not let anyone pass them. Of course CT thought that was WAY cool.
Mommy and KG on the "fairest" wheel. Daddy and CT on the "fairest" wheel. That's what CT calls it. If you try to correct him on anything he always says, "Well, that's what I call it." Aladdin ride. They giggled and laughed on almost every ride. Driving the bumble bee. CT was pumped about his happy face pancake, of course he only ate half. He had to share with his sister. :) She ate every last bite. :)
KG and CT relaxing and Mimi and Poppa's house. CT and Henry enjoying their meal. When Henry was done he threw his plate on the ground. :) The Family Wheelbarrow Ridin'- When the "motor" started getting tired the kids decided they needed a younger motor. AKA-Uncle Chris or Chad. :) They were nowhere to be found. :) KG got her fair share of cake. She ate every last bite.
*This past week we finally took a MUCH needed vacation. We headed down to FS where my parents live and spent some time with them and Uncle Chris who came in from NYC. CT got up that morning and put on his NYC shirt just for Uncle Chris. :) That boy thinks ahead. While my parents had the kids they lost the beloved "bankie". My mom and I back tracked everywhere they had been. Only in FS can you pull up to the mall and at 10:30 run into someone you know to go in the mall and look for a "bankie". It was no where to be found so my mom got up early the next morning and headed to a little shop on town that carries them. THANK GOODNESS. It would have been a long trip ahead. I think we were more traumatized than KG. She probably would have been just fine. :) She is thrilled with her new "bankie" and doesn't even know the difference.
*Then on Saturday we headed up to NW Arkansas to see Uncle Chad and the rest of my cousins. We had two missing and missed them terribly. Although that meant extra potato salad and chocolate pie for me. :) We all had a GREAT time! We also got to stay in Uncle Chad's new townhouse. It is really cute and he is thrilled to have it! While at my Aunt and Uncle's house the kids got to run around and play with their second cousin Henry. He is a cutie! They had a wheelbarrow ride and plenty of chocolate cake! Mee Maw got to join us and she enjoyed getting to see the kids run around. I'm sure they wore her out though.
*On Sunday we then headed to the big metropolis of Branson! We were a little disappointed when we got there only to find out that Silver Dollar City was closed for the three days we were there. Wouldn't you know. Not so great planning on my part. It ended up working out though. We took the kids to Celebration City and White Water. They had a blast! CT rode every ride he could. There were plenty he wanted to ride, but he was not tall enough. We had to pry KG off of the swings. Since we were there on an off week the kids got to ride as much as they wanted. We also got to see the Chinese Acrobats who were incredible!! Then on Tuesday night we went to Dixie Stampede. That was fun! Although T and KG left with their allergies all stirred up. :( We ended our trip with a detour through Bolivar to see some old friends of Daddy's. It was a lot of fun to be together as a family!