We have found THE place to go out to eat! It is called The Hangout. We took Measson out to eat there for her birthday. First because they make a spectacle of the birthday girls, and second, because there is ROOOOOOM to ROOOAAAM! Yeah, baby!
There is this humongous fan that keeps the big open room cooled. All four walls have roll up shades to let the light shine in! Thus the perfect lighting for my pictures!! It is right on the beach, and people are actually in and out, even barefoot! It is a very laid back atmosphere. Think Jimmy Buffet kind of CHILL!!
There is a clown that walks around making animal balloons, walking on stilts, and with his little black scottie dog who does tricks! This is Ellie Sue checking him out!
and Gabbi Lou doing the same! Don't think that if you are under about 3 years old you can get a balloon... because you CAN'T! Safety issue. WHATEVER! Ok, so I had to hear "boon. boon. Mama, Booooooon!" for the rest of the night while the other kids played so boisterously with theit puppy dogs and swords. poor, poor Ellie! Wait, Nevermind that! Know why? Because they had LINE DANCING!!! And oh yes we DID! Unlike Measson who missed her moment in the spotlight up on that table, Ellie and I took our moment to SHINE! That is Kristina, our waitress. I always look at my waitstaff's nametag. I don't know. Always have! My Poppa always did that when I was growing up, and I thought it was cool. Really, I think it is courteous! I like to call them by their name when I ask for something. Like, "Julio, can I please have more tartar sauce?" I think they appreciate it and work harder for you. There's a bird. May have been a seagull?! Here is a cute picture of Ellie and DeeDee. That is the humongous fan in the background. It is like a huge, huge propeller. Lord only knows they DO NOT want that to fall! And I really love the lighting in this picture. It is a pretty picture. May make the condo wall! Do you see that Lilly White has a little color? Yep. And NO, JinJin, we haven't had a single burn! (the little ones anyway. ) I know she is wondering! Before she left, I went to the store with some of the peeps from MMPT and got an 85 spf, 50 spf, 15 spf, Baby kind, face kind and lip stuff. I told them that no matter what I bought, it would not be right. They kinda chuckled like I was kidding. Sure enough, when I got back to the room and proudly opened all my loot, she said, "What? No Bullfrog? I usually like to use Bullfrog." Sigh! See Ellie Sue wandering in the background? I think she is looking for a new family! And here they are! This is not a singular occurence! She will just go plop herself down at some inviting person's table. I mean it. She has ZERO inhibition with strangers. I have to keep a close eye on this one! This family loved it! You can't really see it, but there are kids across from Daddy. That is always an attraction for Sue Sue. Ooooooh, JinJin is gonna have a hayday with this one! More gazing longingly toward the other kids and their balloon animals!
I love these pics of Daddy and his girls. Do you think Todd and Ellie look alike? I do. And I kinda think GG will be my Mini Me! See that left eye? Dr. Parker? See it?! It just doesnt' line up! Gabbi's, I mean. Todd, yours is fine!
A rarity... Todd caught laughing in a pic.
And wanna know what else is awesome about the Hangout?!
There is a whole big ol' outside play area! I mean, we ARE GOING BACK THERE... in play clothes!
Some kids are even out there in their bathing suits! These outfits are from Remember Ngyuen. I think I spelled that right. They are an online company. Tell them I sent you. I need a discount! I have to buy everything in twos!
Hey, aunt Kimmie. Mom tells me about you all the time. And Jessi, and Ramsay, and Katie, and Mammy, and Crystal, and..... all the MMPT peeps who are missing me!
Hubba Hubba. I tell all your friends too. Johnnye,and Al, and Bubba, and Jackie, and.... all your golfing friends. They are awaiting your return too, sweet angel!
Ellie just didn't know what to think! I mean, seriously... out to eat. Out of my highchair, dancing. Barefoot. In the sand... what next?!
FOAM PARTY!! !!!!!
Oh my LORD... could it get any better than this!?
DeeDee was encouraging it!
This is Miss Susanne in the sand. Looking toward all the big kids with whom she thinks she way more in common!
If they went through a tunnel, through it she went!
Gabbi Girl just squealed with delight! See that necklace on Measson's neck?! It is a silver crown with different clored Swarovski crystals for her birthday. She couldnt' find herself a birthday crown at the grocery store, so I made her one to wear that night.
And would you look at this Miss Big Shot?!
And can you even believe that this post is almost over? Hope you had something to drink while you were reading it! It was a doozy. And while I am talking about LONG posts... have I ever told you what I go through to post them?!
Dude... if someone can get the answer to me on this one, I am sending you a BIG PRIZE!!!
I have a Mac. I think you all know that by now. I don't know how to use the dern thing. Also, a known fact! Soooooo, I have this program called Boot Camp on my puter that lets me switch from Mac side to Windows. I like to store my pics on iPhoto, because of how well it organizes them. and how accessible they are and how I can easily view them... yada yada yada. So... when I call up MoJoy to do a post, I upload all my pics on the Mac side, since that is where they are stored. Anyone who uses Blogspot understands what a chore that is, in itself! Ok, so here is where it gets F-U-N!
I have to then shut down my computer and reboot in Windows. BECAUSE.. I cannot click and drag my pictures on the Mac side into the appropriate place in my text. Understand? SO, if I didn't upload my pics in the exact order of my "story", then I have to switch over and move them in Windows. Jill Johnson, if you say "Click and drag", I am gonna come up there and knock you in the head! I cannot "click and drag"! So...any of you computer nerds or married to computer nerds , specifically Mac computer nerds, please advise! It is a long and arduous process! First one to fix my problem can come and vacation for the next 3 weeks with us. Nah. Sorry. The hubby is a recluse and doesn't like company! So, you will have to settle for a MoBeads treat. I have made a lot! Come on people. Come together. "We are the world. We are the children. We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving. There's a choice we're making.... " Just trying to get you in the inspired, we love Melanie, spirit!
Hope you liked the pics!
melanie (Ellie is now calling Meyanie... especially when trying to avoid being in trouble with another person... sly dog!)