Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Few Days in the Philippines

On Sunday, Whitney and I set off for a quick couple of days in Manila, Philippines with Justin.  Monday morning was raining so we went to the mall attached to our hotel.  Whitney found the Barbie store very quickly.  After taking a look around the store, she had a make over!

 After hair, make up and getting her nails painted she was ready for more shopping!
 We got in late on Sunday night and ordered pizza for dinner.  For lunch on Monday, Whitney wanted "Pizza in the room" again.
 It was a overcast in the afternoon, but she still wanted to check out the pool/splash park.

 Daddy spent Tuesday morning on calls while we slept in.  At 10, we headed to a nice outdoor mall.
 A sign you would never see in Malaysia:
 Whitney and I both enjoyed shopping at Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids.
 She shopped till she dropped:
 He spent 3 hours on the phone at a coffee shop:
Funny how Justin got all his Christmas shopping done for me while he was on conference calls!

Life is Good with quick trips with Daddy.
However, Whitney is excited for our trip next week with her sisters, Grandma Carol and Papa Dave!

Hi-5 Comes to Malaysia

On Friday, the Littles went to Hi-5 with some friends.  

 Before we moved to Malaysia we hadn't heard of Hi-5, but now the girls really like it.  It is a show based on a musical group from Australia and plays on Disney Junior here.  Think a co-ed, early twenties Wiggles-like group!
 Macy thought it was really great to get out of school early for lunch and the show while the Bigs had to go the full day!
 What do you do with about 45 minutes before a show starts?!?!?!....You buy huge foam hands and start giving strangers and friends high fives!

The foam fingers were a great time waster!!!  However, by the time the show started Whitney was just down to the palm of a hand.....She thought pulling the fingers off was fun!

Life is Good when live entertainment comes to town.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day 2: Seoul

 On the way to breakfast we ran into these furry friends.  
 They were an advertisement for The Teddy Bear Zoo, so we set off to find more animals.....

 I wasn't really sure what would be at the "zoo" since the sign we saw at breakfast was mostly in Korean. 
Turns out, it was a really neat indoor play area for kids!
 She spent a lot of time digging in the soft edged wooden cubes.

 She loved steering our zebra!

These friends greeted her at the "Kangaroo Trampoline".

 Just Hangin' with the Monkeys

 Next up....a ride on the Namsan Cable Car.  It was a 3 minute ride up the mountain with 40 people in a car.

At the top, along with great views of the city is the N Seoul Tower...The 10th largest communications tower in the world.

I wasn't really sure the story behind the locks at the top...until I checked Wikipedia:
love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolise unbreakable love. Since the 2000s, love locks have proliferated at an increasing number of locations worldwide. They are often treated by municipal authorities as litter or vandalism, and there is some cost to their removal.

 Whitney loved watching the spinning streamer on his hat!

 She was a bit cold and tired on the way down, so she decided to sit!

 A Twix and Gatorade worked to energize her for a game of Spot It Jr.

We spotted one of our Omaha and Indianapolis favorites and had to stop for dinner.  

 It was a great couple of days with Whitney.  
We've never had much quality time with just the 3 of us.  
She liked getting to push all the elevator buttons, use the iPad whenever she wanted, take a long bath alone and all the other perks of being the only child.  However, there were a few times she said she missed her sisters.
 On the way to the airport we passed the Olympic complex from 1988.

I really enjoyed my time in Korea and getting to see another culture in Asia.  

Life is Good when exploring more and enjoying our Asian Adventure!

Next week, it continues when Whitney and I tag along to Manila, Philippines!!!