This is where dreams come true and animals come to life 🙂
We took Randall to Orlando Disney World for his winter break. This was Randall’s first time at theme parks and we visited Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom as well as SeaWorld. Randall took his first carousel ride, had his first car racing adventure, watched a Disney 3D movie twice, and saw some big animals.
Randall watching the dolphin show at SeaWorld.
Randall is obsessed with his new book about the zoo. He enjoys flipping through the pages and saying the names of those animals. Now it’s time to see some real animals: lions, giraffes, tigers, cheetahs, rhinos, gorillas, hippos, and a lot more!
But when mum points to him one of his favorite, the elephant, on the safari ride, Randall turns his head away. Well, I know, it’s kinda different from the picture in your book.
The swimmers at SeaWorld are the most impressive. The dolphin show is amazing and the killer whales are nothing but adorable.
Down, down, down, down…
It was Chinese New Year’s Eve but daddy had to fly to Chicago for a job interview. We couldn’t have a fancy dinner together, so mum took me to “16 Handles” as a new year treat, where I had a large cup of ice-cream. Put in that beautiful mood, I sang “open shut them” all the way home.
The very first toy chosen by Randall himself.
Randall is a good planner, for he always remembers to pick a toy to take along with him before he goes out, or gets ready to be changed, or is given a shower. The choice of the toys depends on the type of the activity. For example, if it’s for a shower, he would usually find a cup or a watering can; or if for a walk, he’d grab his cars – an all-time favorite. But this morning, he considered something different. As soon as mom got him ready for school, he jumped onto the couch to get his new toy bear which we had bought him two days before. Unfortunately though, mom and dad didn’t allow him to carry this bear to school since he would barely be able to walk while holding such a large “animal” in front of himself. And as had been expected, he immediately burst into tears and couldn’t be comforted even if mom tried offering him his cars as an exchange.
Now I am recalling how sweet he was this morning when he picked up the bear and kissed it, thinking contently that he was gonna have this new buddy as his company on his way to school. I also remember how two days ago he stood in front of that shelf of plush toys, pointed to it and said the word “bear”. He gave back to me the yogurt pouch he had been drinking from as a way to free up his hands for something new. A few minutes later, he was walking in the street with a bear that was almost his own size. It was funny to watch.