Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Babies, babies, babies

For Cassandra, a good part of the trip to Florida and Disney was about babies. We gave her this baby at the airport before we left (new toys are part of my distract-the-children technique of traveling):

It's name is "Tiny Baby."

A day later, she got "Big Baby" as a present from her great, great Aunt Nettie (92 years old). She spent most of the next week dressing, undresssing, and putting these babies to sleep. ("She" being Cassandra, not Aunt Nettie.)

Here's Cassandra putting Tiny Baby, Big Baby, unknown-stuffed-thing-found-at-rental-house, and Popeye all down for a nap:

And just for the record, in her own words (out of the blue), here is Cassandra emphatically "NOT pinching Big Baby:"

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cass and Characters

More from our trip to Disney (mentioned here, here, and here), which already seems like ages ago...

Cassandra was surprisingly drawn to the Disney characters, although we managed to avoid all Disney princesses. (Honestly, she wouldn't know what to call one if we did see one, but I'm sure she would be very interested.)

Anyway, one story has it that she was under the care of one of my parents and they turned around just as she was yelling, "PIGLET!" and running toward the ole' guy.

She went on lots of rides that probably meant nothing to her. That is, she doesn't know the story or characters in "Toy Story," so the 3D "Toy Story Mania" ride/game at Disney Hollywood Studios was over her head. That being said, she rode it and had a blast.

If you ask her what her favorite part of the trip was, she would said, "The tam." This means "The Tram."

The early bird gets the worm...

...or if you're talking about our trip to Disney, "the early bird has to wait in fewer lines." Most days, we arrived when the parks opened. Here's a shot of Cassandra at Hollywood Studios: