This weekend we went to a Chrismukkah party hosted by one of the other interns at Marshall's work.
We made gingerbread houses.
Everyone was hating on ours, but really they just didn't have the creative eye...
The hostess had dreidels for everyone and we played an intense gave of Spin the Dreidel
But actually what happened was MY dreidel seriously was magical. EVERY single time it landed on "gimel" which in dreidel terms means I take all the chocolate wrapper coins. Which means I won and dominated.
We took it home and kept spinning...and maybe 1 out of 25 spins it doesn't land on "gimel".
It's awesome. I'm going to find a dreidel competition and make some money.
Remember how I told you how the Miami-Dade library is awesome and you can go to museums for free? Well we decided to check out a another free pass this weekend. It's a first come first serve check out system, and they had the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens available so we thought that would be a great after church activity (which we didn't make it too because we were STUCK in highway traffic for 45 minutes and missed it even though we left our house with plenty of time. Uh. Miami traffic/driving competes with China traffic in miserableness).
Anyway. On to the gardens. It was hot as balls out so we hoped on the tram for a quick guided tour before we ventured out on our own.
We found this little "wishing" area.
To Bella: Keep trying. You'll get it.
To Alexander: Is there someone you can talk to at school about this?
But overall, great wishes kids.
We were also there during the butterfly exhibit.
There were many black and gold butterflies.
AND the BEST part of the whole thing... we were about to leave when this little 4 year old says to me "Do you see the alligator??" I didn't and he had to point it out to me, which I then started to freak out as we all walked closer to it. And he told me he isn't afraid of them, and then started talking in Spanish to his brother... I really need to learn what everyone keeps saying around us!
The gator didn't move. Just stared at us with his teeth all open and ready to chomp.
It was pretty exciting. Our first alligator we have seen here.
Marshall finished all of his board exams on Tuesday so now our days will no longer consist of him studying and me bugging him about wanting to go do something fun (until he starts to study for the state boards)!! We went this weekend and went where I have been dying to go!
It was soo weird to be laying there in December and thinking "I live here for the next 5 months, this isn't vacation!"
We realized that we really needed to step up our beach accessories. The locals all have their chairs and umbrellas. So we hit up Walmart and go what we needed to be awesome.
We settled on bedlam chair colors.
The both have cup holders.
We are going to try and go once a week to the beach! Besides all the sand (I HATE sand) it's pretty great!