The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Best of "Frenemies"

This has really been a jam packed fun week. All of the activities have included trips to the beach, Sea World, Legoland (of course) and 2 days at Disneyland---yes, you read that right. ALL of that in one week! Keira and Max absolutely adore each other, yet use every possible opportunity to antagonize each other. Thus the name "frenemies". One second, it's a love fest, the next they are slyly hitting each other when they think that no one is looking. They really are acting just like a couple of crazy siblings and it's so funny to watch! For example.....

One example of the Love Fest. Love Love Love...

Oh no!!! What usually happens next. Don't worry, they are friends again 2 seconds later.
As many of you know, Keira is an old veteran of Legoland as well as Sea World, but this was her first experience with Disneyland. Wow! She LOVED Small World as well as the Disneyland Parade. The way her eyes just lit up was a sight to behold. She was clapping, singing and dancing. It was pretty hot (about 93-95 degrees), but it was worth every second in the heat seeing her face. She was also able to ride so many of the rides, which was a bonus. She was actually shooting the gun on the Buzz Lightyear ride and got a pretty good score considering that she's a baby lol.
The main characters that she recognized were the Monsters Inc. characters... go figure, considering that she looks so much like Boo!
One thing that she wasn't too crazy about was posing for pictures with the Disney characters. Poor Pluto almost got his eardrums shattered with how loud she screamed when we took the picture with him. I think you can also get the picture of how loud it was by the look on my face. I guess she liked him as much as she liked Oprah in Vegas. She did a little better with Minnie Mouse as long as she was a little further away from her. That's a couple of years, she'll probably get it :)
Something really great that happened was that they were giving away prizes. We won these things called "Dream Fast Passes". Basically it was a fast pass that you could use on most of the major rides at both the Magic Kingdom and California Adventure whenever you wanted that day. How incredibly COOL is that?!?!?!?!
Here is Max with Pluto. Pluto is wearing Max's Pluto cap in case you can't tell.

Here is Keira with Pluto. At the moment that this picture was taken, Pluto and I both lost our eardrums.

Minnie and the Familia

Max breaking free from the pound.

Ahhh......hotel beds are so comfortable!

On Monday, Mike Lagman will be taking pictures of Max and Keira together in their Chinese Outfits that we brought back from China! I'll make sure to try and post some pictures.


Rod said...

Holy cow!!! You guys did so much in a week my head would of been spinning! Max and Keira remind me of Ryan and Rachel. They did the same stuff to each other when they were that young. Now they just ignore each other. :)

Paula said...

Jess was the same way with the characters at Hong Kong Disney. The only pictures I have without her crying are those where she's on the very outer edge and I'm next to the character. We're hoping to come to CA in 2 years; I hope Jess likes the characters better by then. We'll have to watch some Disney movies beforehand.