We took a four-day vacation to Branson with some great friends. It was our first "family" vacation as parents, and somewhat enlightening on how a vacation changes once you have kids. Whoa! So needless to say, we don't necessarily feel rested, but we did have a wonderful time connecting with good friends and taking a break from our normal routine. (Thank you Carmen for sharing your pictures with me.)
This unfortunate incident happened on our first trip to Silver Dollar City. It was preceded by a speeding ticket the day before. Woops!
Eating some down-home Silver Dollar City cookin'.
At the Hard Luck Cafe, the wait staff sings while they serve. It was pretty fun and they were actually pretty good! But you must remember that both of my girls have this trait that makes them freak out when people get too close to their face! Thus, the crying Josie. Malia was skiddish as well, but handled it a bit more maturely. :)
Keeping in mind Malia's "skiddish" personality, we decided to make a trip to "The Butterfly Palace", where you get to go in a room filled with a thousand butterflies. Surely, we thought, butterflies can't be too scary.
But after only 5 minutes into a 15 minute 3-D film on the praying mantis, the combination of tense music and a large praying mantis head on the screen frightened Malia to tears and Nate took her out of the room. She did, however, end up enjoying the butterflies....UNTIL...a huge one fluttered right up to her face. She backed up and started screaming, but it only followed her. After this event, it took some close contact with Mommy or Daddy at all times, but she did enjoy it. She kept saying "They no hurt my ducky?" (see above pictures)
This is where Josie spent most of her time.