We don't get out much…

Ok. So my husband and I have differing ideas on what constitutes a vacation. Me, I like something that involves very little movement.
Him, well he likes to be touristy. However, he is cheap doesn’t like to spend money.

The kids, on the other hand, are a mix in between. They are content to try new things. It doesn’t have to be very extravagant. As long as the occasional snack is thrown in there, they’re happy.
Honestly, we are in Florida to do a couple of days at Disneyworld, but I’m certain they would be fine with far less.
So far we haven’t hit any major attractions in Orlando, but they’ve been having a great time.

The airport offered a plethora of new experiences for them.

While we were waiting for our connecting flight, they rode the moving walkway back and forth.
Check out the kid in the blue tshirt. He’s mine. He’s pretending he’s surfing.
So if we never actually make it to Daytona Beach, I’m pretty sure he won’t even notice.

This is a hand drier. We had never seen one like this before. My daughter washed her hands over and over just so she could keep trying it out.
We is simple folk…
For the plane ride, I didn’t bother bringing my kids any books or games. Don’t have to.
When Jackson was digging through the pocket of the seat in front of him, he joyfully exclaimed, “Oh look! A barf bag!”
He then proceeded to find hours of pleasure pretending he was vomitting.
This morning I took them to the pool. They did swim for a little while. But the bulk of their time was spent trying to catch one of these little lizards. Apparently we’re going to bring one home and name it Chandler… yeah, my kids watch way too many hours of “Friends.”
Not sure how we’re going to get Chandler across the border, though. On the way into the US, the custom’s officer was pissed off because we were smuggling in a banana. I’m pretty sure these little creatures aren’t on the list of things we’re allowed to bring back.
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44 Responses to We don't get out much…
  1. Kristina P.
    August 22, 2010 | 11:02 pm

    At least your kids are easily entertained!

  2. Rebecca
    August 22, 2010 | 11:06 pm

    Ah, to be a kid again!

  3. MamaOnDaGo
    August 22, 2010 | 11:08 pm

    I ran into one of those hand dryers recently too. I was so intrigued by it, I examined it. It's by Dyson. The same people that make the best vacuums ever.
    I want to see Disney pics.
    Hang 10!

  4. Herding Cats
    August 22, 2010 | 11:10 pm

    It's good your kids are easily entertained. It means they still have imaginations!

  5. Sharina
    August 22, 2010 | 11:22 pm

    LOL, hope you had a nice trip. Its amazing how its the small things can make kids happy. I wonder exactly how long that lasts?? :)

  6. Cristy
    August 22, 2010 | 11:35 pm

    HAHA! Love the picture of your boy pretending to barf. Now those are beautiful family memories in the making right there, yes siree.

  7. Linda...
    August 23, 2010 | 12:45 am

    This new blogger thanks you for stopping by. I am now following you.

  8. LittleMissCupcakes
    August 23, 2010 | 12:59 am

    Your kids are adorable! Love surfing on the moving walkway

  9. Jessica
    August 23, 2010 | 5:47 am

    Your kids sound like a lot of fun! Or maybe you're one of those cool mom's that knows how to enjoy herself. Can I be like you when I grow up?

  10. Mamma has spoken
    August 23, 2010 | 7:47 am

    WOW you vacation looks fun and a lot like what my sons did when they were that age. Well….some still act that way…

  11. Laura @ The Things I Said I'd Never Do
    August 23, 2010 | 8:03 am

    Ok, I have to say those hand dryers are pretty much the coolest things ever.

  12. Brooke
    August 23, 2010 | 8:31 am

    have fun on vacation!!!!!! your kiddos are super adorable! Look forward to hearing about your Disney adventures :)

  13. Canadianbloggergirl
    August 23, 2010 | 8:41 am

    I'll never forget the time I flew from Rome, Italy to Ottawa Canada (back in the day) I got stuck at customs. I declared everything including a bottle of wine. But I did forget a set of pearls that my hubby's friend had bought for his wife…and I was to give them to her. (yes, they were actually pearls). I forgot them because they weren't for me…so its like bury them in the suitcase and when u get home deal with it. Well after 3 hrs in interrigation and a strip search I was released from custody. Not too mention my last name is like completely generic and they thought I was a different (last name here) than I was, and if I was that person I was wanted for drug smuggling from Amsterdam!!!! Wow what a thrill that was!

  14. Semi-Slacker Mom
    August 23, 2010 | 8:57 am

    I thought y'all lived in Canada, not some uncivilized country?

  15. Kathy's Klothesline
    August 23, 2010 | 9:28 am

    Low maintenance kids………you taught them well! Leave the lizard, I once got in trouble for transportin a baby squirrel from Wisconsin to Minnesota. You would think law enforcement would have more sinister plots to unravel…..

  16. Steph S.
    August 23, 2010 | 10:03 am

    HAHAHA… the Sky Mall catalog provides hours of entertainment for me!

  17. Bossy Betty
    August 23, 2010 | 10:11 am

    Loved this post! It's true! It's the little things that make us happy. I must say I have tried the same hand dryer your daughter did and I experienced a level of happiness that I was highly suspicious of. I believe the dryer was designed by the Dyson Man, on whom I have a not-so-secret crush.

  18. nitebyrd
    August 23, 2010 | 10:33 am

    Those lizards do provide hours of fun for tourists. Especially when one makes an unexpected appearance while you're on the toilet!

    So, still enjoying the tropical weather? You probably know now that the squirrel died from heat exhaustion. ;)

  19. Pamela
    August 23, 2010 | 11:35 am

    I love how the simple things entertain our kids. I live in Florida and I remember the first time I saw a lizard just running around, so fun!

  20. McKenzie
    August 23, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Sounds like your kids are having fun so far! That's always good! Haha good luck smuggling a little "Chandler" on the plane home.

  21. Pamela
    August 23, 2010 | 1:06 pm

    Chandler – I love it! At least the kids are keeping themselves entertained! Can't wait to hear all about your trip – hope you all have a blast:)

  22. Queen of the Rant
    August 23, 2010 | 1:14 pm

    I love it-it is always the simplest of things that amaze us-its like children you can get them the coolest toys but you get a new dryer and the box has endless fun written all over it!

  23. Nya's mom
    August 23, 2010 | 1:32 pm

    How exciting! I love it that children can find joy/amusement/entertainment in nearly anything! lol @ the barf bag being a "cool" find for Jackson.

  24. SoccerMom
    August 23, 2010 | 1:50 pm

    Damn you got it made. Your kids seemed to be easily entertained.
    Mine require alot of $ money to be entertained. ; (

    As for me I like all the running around, but also like days of laying on the beach with a nice cold drink with a little umbrella in it. : )

  25. gayle
    August 23, 2010 | 3:20 pm

    Well, at least you don't have to spend much to make your kids happy!!

  26. Jennie @ Modern Mamaz
    August 23, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    Ah… cheap. Yes, I know one of those too. Unless, of course, it comes to buying new gizmos and gadgets.

  27. Julianna
    August 23, 2010 | 7:04 pm

    Yeah, and those little lizards bite too. -J

  28. Lourie
    August 23, 2010 | 8:14 pm

    You have taught them well. To find pleasure in the simplest things. My kids are the same way. They can amuse themselves pretty much anywhere.

  29. Busy Working Mama
    August 23, 2010 | 9:00 pm

    Love the surfer and hand dryer! Whatever works for you. One time I tried to smuggle an amarylis bulb from Poland to the US. They tossed it. Those bastards, I wanted one of my grandma's bulbs for my own home.

  30. Theres just life
    August 23, 2010 | 9:32 pm

    It's the little things in life that make worthwhile. Your kids already know that. If you run short on money you can always go to the airport and hang out for the day.

  31. Suzie Homemaker
    August 23, 2010 | 9:58 pm

    I have thousands of little "Chandler's" in my back yard. I'll send one to your kids if you need me to. One less lizard in my life would be lovely.

  32. Donna @ The House on the Corner
    August 23, 2010 | 10:12 pm

    We may be related. My youngest daughter wants to do something "special" for her 21st birthday. I suggested going out to eat at a nice restaurant and she promptly told me I was boring. My best alternative was going out to eat at a nice restaurant in another town. I may suggest going to the airport and surfing the moving sidewalk next!

  33. Amy
    August 23, 2010 | 11:20 pm

    That is one amazing hand dryer! We have one at our local mall. I think it's difficult for a 3 yr old to use since they just aren't tall enough, but I'm guessing the designer didn't think of that one.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is very cute!

  34. Ami
    August 23, 2010 | 11:52 pm

    I hate to travel. So I will just live vicariously through you.


  35. Mom of the Perpetually Grounded
    August 24, 2010 | 10:50 am

    If it is the kind that stays brown they make rabbits look like nuns. Look for the pretty ones that turn green. If you catch them they will open their mouths and will hang on to your earlobes like earrings. See, more free fun!

  36. Ameena
    August 24, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    I posted a comment earlier but it appears I am challenged and it didn't post. Anyway, here I go again:

    I don't need to leave the airport for my kid to feel like she's had a vacation. Between the crappy food, the rides on my carry-on, and the moving walkways, she is in heaven.

    Is it weird that I'm jealous of your daughter's gorgeous hair?

    PS – with regards to your comment – thank you for the very kind words…Also, have you published a book??

  37. love jenny xoxo
    August 24, 2010 | 1:38 pm

    Your kids are so cute! I love it when kids are easily amused :) Nothing is more annoying than a spoiled kid who is always "bored"


  38. Mommy to Casey ♥
    August 24, 2010 | 2:08 pm

    I'm your newest follower, from Follow Me Back Tuesday! Looking forward to getting to know you :)


  39. moncheri
    August 24, 2010 | 3:30 pm

    Your kids are fun !! Following you via FMBT. pls follow me abck too when you get the chance @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/

  40. Tina
    August 24, 2010 | 3:48 pm

    The things young boys can find to entertain themselves. Girls too for that matter. LOL

  41. The Chicken's Consigliere
    August 24, 2010 | 4:24 pm

    Hi Sandra-just stopped by to say hello and say thanks for visiting my blog. It sounds like you and I have a lot in common-the kids, the narcissism, the husband…ei yi yi. I'm looking forward to checking in often!

  42. Poppy
    August 26, 2010 | 12:05 pm

    aka cheap. This is why I travel without my husband.

  43. jayayceeblog
    August 29, 2010 | 9:02 am

    Your kids are great. It's wonderful to be so entertained by simple pleasures. We call him "thrifty" in our house! =)

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