Friday, July 31, 2009

Vacation Day Six – Bumblebee’s Birthday

Thursday was Bumblebee’s sixth birthday, so we started the day off by opening presents:
*photo of Bumblebee sitting with a stack of unopened presents:
We watched the movie 13 Going on 30 in the morning, and Bumblebee danced to Hannah Montana songs:
*Video of Bumblebee dancing to music:

Birthday Girl Dancing to Hannah Montana from Monnik on Vimeo.

Hollywood got all glammed up for the day:
*photo of Hollywood with funky pigtails and earrings:
We decided that it was a good day to head to Green Bay to go to Lambeau Field since there was rain in the forecast.
*Photo of Lambeau Field:
I asked a lady to take our picture in front of the statue of Vince Lombardi and she cut off the head of the statue!!
*Photo of the family in front of the decapitated statue:
The Husband and The Boy really enjoyed the Hall of Fame. At one point, we were watching a movie about the history of the Packers and while The Husband was staring intently at the screen, his eyes welled up a bit. Bumblebee whispered to me, “Look, Mommy. Daddy’s crying tears of joy about the Packers.”

There is a kid section at the Hall of Fame where children can do the Lambeau Leap, dress up like Packers players and fans, toss a football, and kick a field goal. Here are some pictures:
*photo of Bumblebee dressed as Brett Favre:
*photo of The Boy and Bumblebee doing the Lambeau Leap (which is where players leap into the stands with the fans after a touchdown)
*photo of The Boy kicking a field goal:
In this picture below, the kids lined up with these statues. I yelled 'offside!' at Bumblebee and thought that was pretty funny! But Hollywood thought I was dorky for laughing at my own joke.
*photo of Bumblebee and The Boy standing with white statues of the Packers, lining up before a play. Bumblebee is over the line of scrimmage, hence the 'offside' comment:
Here’s a photo of The Husband in front of the Lombardi Trophy:
After visiting the Hall of Fame, we took the family to the pro shop and spent way too much money on Packers merchandise. After spending four hours at Lambeau, It was time for Bumblebee to pick an activity, and she wanted to go bowling. We found a nice bowling alley in Green Bay and donned the dorky shoes.
*photo of The Boy bowling:
*photo of Hollywood and Bumblebee bowling:
There was an arcade at the bowling alley and we spent some time playing games with the kids:
*photo of Bumblebee in front of an arcade game:
Here are The Boy and Hollywood playing a dance arcade game:
Here I am getting whupped by Hollywood at air hockey:
The family seems to be annoyed by all of my picture taking. Well, except for Bumblebee, she loves the camera. Can you tell? At the beginning of our vacation, the rest of them were eager to put on a smile for me and pose without complaint, but now it is getting to be difficult to get them into a picture. Oh well, they’ll be thankful someday that I’m a dork when it comes to snapping pictures all of the time.

After the bowling alley, we came back to the house, had birthday cake and sang Happy Birthday to Bumblebee.
*photo of Bumblebee with her cake full of six candles:
The kids watched another movie – The Princess Bride – and we had a nice relaxing night, until Bumblebee and The Boy were horsing around and Bumblebee smacked her head on the edge of the coffee table. She got a goose egg right between her eyes and had to sit with ice on it for a while.
*photo of Bumblebee with an ice pack to her head, sitting on Hollywood’s lap:
She’s ok, though. Will have a bruise to show for it, but that’s nothing new. Today is our last full day here and I plan to spend it shopping, cleaning, and packing. Might take a trip to a cute little park on the beach in Jacksonport too, if the weather cooperates.

I'll close this post with one more photo of Bumblebee, in honor of her big day. Here she is with her new Packers pajamas and her new Packers cheerleader Barbie:


Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

That was some birthday! Happy birthday little one. she is adorable. GREAT smile.

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

I should leave this link. Sorry!

ALF said...

Wow - what a fun day! Although the lady who took the picture in front of the statue was obviously an idiot.

Kirsten said...

Why is it some people get a camera in their hands and turn into utter morons. Great picture of the concrete walkway in front of the Hall of Fame.


Happy Birthday, Bumblebee. Sorry you konked your head. Glad you all had such a fun trip. I have really enjoyed seeing my old stomping grounds through the eyes of a vacationing family.