Hey everyone, I'm back from vacation. We spent the last week in Canada touring the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. It was as fun as it could be with three children in tow. I often feel vacationing with little kids is like having a picnic in the rain. It's a bittersweet retreat where you don't really get to have as much fun as you wanted, but you try to make the most of it the best you can. It was one of those vacations where, by the time I got home, I felt like I needed another vacation to recover from the vacation. Oh well, at least we got to get away and I didn't have to cook for a couple of days. But next time, I'm going to take an umbrella style stroller for the twins. We have the Graco Duo Glider right now, and it nearly killed us to fold that thing up, along with my son's Pliko umbrella stroller, and carry our diaper bag, purse, and children onto the People Mover bus that took us from sight to sight. One of my friends who also has twin girls recently got a side by side umbrella style stroller for her twins, I think I might check it out at the store this week for myself. Even though the side by side strollers are a bitch to pass through most doorways, it might be handy for travelling because they fold up easily.
I have to say, however, I absolutely ADORE the Canadian accent. I love the way they talk. I think if I spent a couple more days up there, I would've started talking like a Canadian permanently. I've already adopted the "eh" into my daily vocabulary. I love saying "eh?" after my sentences, it makes me feel cool. I have a friend who is a Canadian ex-pat living in Jersey who says "eh" after everything and she's got me saying it now too! I also like how they pronounce words that end with the letters "0-u-t" like "owt".
I started talking like a Canadian while I was up there, but once we hit the border to re-enter the U.S. at Buffalo, N.Y., my American accent returned quickly. I didn't want the customs agent to have any doubts about my citizenship, so it was back to "yeah, we live in Jersey" kind of talk. But it was funny to hear the customs agent reply with a, "Oh, so you're from Jersey, eh?". Canada seems to have rubbed off on everyone living up there.
Also during the trip, our kids discovered that they too can enjoy a special drink at Starbucks with mom and dad. All three of them are now official fans of the Mocha Frappucino (they were wired for a few hours before bedtime after having this drink, they shared a Venti size). My two year old daughter H. says it tastes exactly like Jello chocolate pudding, or as she likes to call it, "Gluck Gluck Pudding". I love how two year-olds mispronounce words. Z used to call my glasses "gal-la-lees" until I told my sister about it in front of her. I told my sister, "You have to hear how Z. says "glasses", it's so cute, she says "ga-la-lees". When I asked Z. to say the word "glasses" for her aunt, Z. took a hard look at my sister, took a deep breath, and said, "glasses". The proper way. She corrected it right then and there. I thought ga-la-lees was so cute and tried to get her to say it again, but Z. got wise and continued to say glasses. She's really into being a grown-up and doing things properly, I've got to find a way to slow her down and continue being cute.
Well, it's late and I've got a mountain of laundry to do tomorrow, but I did see the Suri pictures while I was up in Canada. OMG! It was so weird. Although the baby is cute, Tom continues to look creepy. What was with that photo of him hiding Suri in his jacket? It only continues to fuel the theory that he is a controlling weirdo.
And of course, now that the world has finally seen a glimpse of Suri and seen proof of her existence, new conspiracy theories are floating around about Suri's origin. Many people believe Chris Klein may be the father, or that the baby is a Chinese adoption. Some are wondering if that is really Suri's hair or if she is wearing an Elvis wig.
Gallery of the Absurd took all the conspiracy theories surrounding the Asian eyes, Elvis hair, Tom's real sexual orientation, and the alien mothership to create this rendering of the what the first portrait should have looked like:
There's alot of symbolism in this picture with the pink triangle beam and the obvious Asian look, but see if you can figure out what the 8's on Tom's shirt and the sharp claws on his fingernails signify. I'm most curious about what the smoke coming out of the volcano symbolizes. I'm guessing the smoke symbolizes the lies TomKate has been telling the press about their crazy shenanigans.