Look out world it's me!
SS enjoyed playing with the solar system.
Playing in a Gemini Capsule Model
SS found out how much she would weight in every planet. I was quite fond of Pluto, I would will from now on list my Pluto weight.
But a praying mantis? Now that is completely different. What? Well there is a Praying Mantis super hero, and in SS's world that is good enough.
A big chair for a little girl. SS loves all things oversize, we are surprised she did not ask for one to take home.
We think this would make a great desk for SS.
SS loves turtles, especially sea turtles, and if she is in Maui looking at them. And snorkeling alongside them, and really just being in Maui. SS saw enough turtles in our former home because we had season passes to Turtle Bay Aquarium, where we used to finish our morning walks.
We just look thrilled to be there. We were waiting for P to set up a family picture. I was wearing a dress due to my recent surgery on March 13. I foolishly thought I would recover in three days, or at least by the time we took this little trip. I am in a lot of pain, and still wearing a binder around my torso. It was easier to endure the flight wearing a dress, rather than having pants pressing on the incision (about 5 inches) ending on my belly button.
This is the first time I've seen this picture, good to know SS was all smiles. Or maybe she was inspired to do her pirate impression.
Just a minute later on a much better mood, because Puget Sound Orcas.
I don't know why but SS REALLY wanted to do this, and have a picture for posterity.
SS and her Baba had a blast on what we called the water hamster wheel. I really wished I could have done it, but stupid surgery once again gets in the way of my enjoyment. That and the fact that P would absolutely not let me.
The picture looks OK but look how much fun this is.
SS moved on to the water cannons. Should we be worried she loves to shoot so much? Her accuracy is pretty decent.
As soon as the second cannon became available, P joined SS. Who cares if there were kids waiting to play? Water cannon shooting is a very important bonding experience between a father and a daughter. P was not about to let some whiny kid get in the way of bonding time. SS had such a great time that we had to drag her away from the cannon. It looks like she misses her water park days.
SS wanted to make sure I recorded how long she was able to balance.
PSC is HUGE, we were not close to see nearly as much as we wanted, but it had been a long day. We still had to go to Costco to pick up a few essentials, and get something to eat.
We also enjoyed two special exhibits while at PSC. SS saw her first laser show and loved it. We were disappointed when we learned Griffith Observatory in LA discontinued the laser shows. I took P to his first one there, and we always wanted to return with SS. The show was to the music of Michael Jackson, including Thriller (we have played that song for SS since we met). I cried a few times during the show due to SS's reactions. It is such an amazing thing to watch one's child have such unadulterated joy. SS danced her butt off on that chair, and we hope she remembers the experience for many years.
SS never wastes the opportunity to be carried around somehow. We can't blame her because by the time we made it to the hotel, P and I did not want to take one more step than absolutely necessary. He purposely found a hotel with an indoor swimming pool, but we did not make it. We crashed and burned rather shamelessly. This is only the first day, we are going to be beat by next Sunday.