Monday, March 14, 2011

Giant Animals, Tiny Bananas, and Regular Sized Canons

Well, after the drama of Friday night, we decided to forge ahead with our plans to show Grandma Jane the south end of the island, even though poor Nick was exhausted and not in the mood.  Being the amazing man that he is though, he smiled and we had great time!  We stopped somewhere we've never stopped, and I have no idea where we were, but there was a man there riding around on a water buffalo! Naturally, he came right over, and my children were instantly smitten.

Water Buffalo Man threw Ava right up there without a second thought.  She was willing, but a little surprised to find herself up there all alone, so Nick hurried up to get behind her.  Then the guy threw Warren up there!!!

Scott was a little too cautious, both to ride the animal, and to let the man touch him.  What can I say, he's a cautious kid.  He likes to do things on his own timetable.  Marches to the beat of his own little drummer.

But he stayed right by them while they toured the little park we were visiting, and he truly was content to  just do that.


...Water Buffalo Man invited us to feed his pet some of those teeny tiny bananas they grow here.  Scott was too cautious to RIDE the great big thing, but he raced up to be the first one to FEED the great big thing some bananas, using his tiny hand to put the tiny bananas in that huge mouth.  And wait, it gets better.
Notice up there, in the top left corner? Water Buffalo Man is feeding his pet a banana FROM HIS OWN MOUTH.  Can you GUESS where I'm going with this story?!?!?
Yes.  That's my son.  He's got a banana in his mouth, and he's feeding it to the water buffalo.  From his mouth.  From my son's mouth, to the water buffalo's mouth.  That teeny tiny banana.


Warren got in on the action too, but Ava was having none of it.

There was an Asian family there, so I thought I'd snap a million pictures of their baby, like they're always doing with my kids, maybe I could see what the excitement was all about.  I still don't get it.  Shrug.

After the water buffalo excitement, we also headed over to look at some canons.  Boys and their guns, right?

And just in case you're wondering if I'm trying to make a fashion statement with my adorable hair accessories, the answer is an emphatic NO.  My children LOVE to pick those flowers for me and "help" me tuck them behind my ears.  It's an everyday (usually MULTIPLE times a day) occurrence.  Sigh.  Then again, I can think of worse things than your kids wanting to decorate your hair with beautiful flowers.

1 comment:

  1. your kids are SO cute!! & congrats on the new addition, she's precious!! oh & i love that they want to give you flowers to put behind your ears! how sweet!!