Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

We celebrated New Year's Eve with a trip to Fairyland. Since it's only about 20 minutes away from us, in Oakland, this was a great way to give Noelle a ton of outdoor entertainment and fun.

Started in 1948, Fairyland is exactly what it sounds like: A Fairytale Land. Everything in the 'park' (really, toddler romping ground) is taken out of fairy tales that we're all familiar with. Everything from Alice's rabbit hole (actually, a slide) to Pinocchio's house is there. There are even live puppet shows. Most of the exhibits look like they haven't been updated since the 1950s. The kids, however, couldn't care less and since the price is right, the parents are happy too!

Fairyland!!!

Pinocchio's House!

The magic tunnel of, eh, something.

Alice's reading room

Train ride =)

New Year's Day, unfortunately, was not so enjoyable. I, ahem, took a nap in the morning (thanks, Alex!). When I woke up Alex was frustrated at having had to go out and buy more carpet cleaner because a dog who shall not be named (cough, Ezra, cough) had been throwing up all over the place. What could be the trouble, we wondered? A little searching revealed a chewed open and completely empty bottle of Advil. Ibuprofen happens to be one of the most toxic substances for dogs. Worse then chocolate. Sigh, off the the emergency vet we went.

Ezra was subjected to all of the wonderful treatments one gets after attempting suicide by popping pills. I'm waiting for the doggy therapy bills to follow the emergency vet bill. Several hours later, we were home and he was more or less no worse for the wear. New Years 2012 will definitely not be remembered as his favorite day, however!

Ugh, not feeling so good.

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