Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Barbie visits Disneyland!

While in California, Barbie went to Disneyland of course!

In case you're wondering, Ken had the stomach flu, so he stayed at the hotel. He was really bummed to miss Disneyland, but the hotel had video games so he seemed sorta OK with that...

Barbie wasn't quite sure how someone made of plastic could even get the stomach flu. (Maybe it was all those meat-burgers - bleh!)
So, Barbie had to ride the hotel's shuttle to get to Disneyland.
She loved the beautiful flowers out front and had to stop for a Kodak moment, just like all the other people...

When she got inside, the park was already pretty crowded, so she went right away to get Fast Passes for all the good rides.
First she went on Splash Mountian.
She got soaked because she was sitting in the front where Ken had told her to sit - but being that she was plastic she dried off quickly.
Her hair didn't even get messed up so she stopped for another photo opportunity!

Her next ride was Thunder Mountian.
Wow, scarey!
It went so fast she was afraid she would fly out of the car, but her friends hung on to her tight and she was fine.
Her hair looked a bit wind blown when she got off, but of course, it went right back into shape.

After Thunder Mountian she got a veggie burger at one of the restaurants. Nice to know even Disneyland has veggie options.
Then she decided to go on a ride that didn't involve mountians.
She chose Ken's favorite, the Indiana Jones ride.

Well, it didn't involve any mountians, just a large rolling rock the size of a mountian! It was also very dark in many parts. Ken would have loved it. .
Barbie was afraid she might get squashed flat, but she was fine and it ended up being her favorite ride! She also loved all the skeletons too, they were huge, but looked so realistic!
After that adventure, Barbie was ready for more mountians. Her next rides were Space Mountian and The Matterhorn!

Barbie liked the The Matterhorn best, but she couldn't even see the top of it, while waiting in line.
She had her friends hold her up so she had a better view. Very cool.

Barbie had a fun and very busy day, but her plastic legs were very tired so she was glad there was a shuttle to carry her back to the hotel.
When she got back, Ken was feeling much better, so Barbie told him all about her adventures and they got Thai take-out for dinner. Ken didn't even complain that it was vegetarian.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Barbie And Ken Go To California!!

For Spring Break this year Barbie thought that she and Ken would go on vacation to California.

Barbie and Ken were both extremely excited; Ken couldn't wait to see the size of the TV in their hotel room, (so he could play video games), but Barbie, on the other hand, was excited to go geocaching, and to Disneyland.

Ken didn't know what geocaching was, he hoped some real, green CASH$$ was involved though. Disneyland sounded fun though. Especially the Indiana Jones ride.

It took them a long time to get there because they drove the whole way. Ken complained that he was bored, so Barbie suggested they play the Alphabet Game, which Barbie won.
Barbie loved the beautiful California scenery, especially palm trees which are her favorite tree.

Ken didn't realize how tall palm trees actually were, and he thought they had coconuts on them and wanted to climb them. Barbie pointed out that not all palm trees had coconuts on them! Ken was disappointed. Barbie was a bit worried about California's smog but Ken said maybe it would blow away in a day or so...

Barbie and Ken finally arrived at their hotel where they got a lovely room with a view. They spent the afternoon walking around the grounds and enjoying the beautiful flowers and weather. So much sunnier than Washington, Barbie couldn't wait to work on her tan!!
Stay tuned for more California adventures!

Barbie in China, #3

OK, so the BIG DAY dawned sunny and beautiful. Barbie and Ken looked out the hotel window for a while and watched the city.

Barbie was so excited for her friends and the new baby girl they were going to adopt, ...well, she was so excited she could barely stand up! (Barbie has trouble standing up on her own anyway.)

So first, they consulted the map for a before setting out... Ken wasn't always good about asking directions and they certainly didn't want to get lost today!!
On their way out, in the lobby of the hotel, they saw a long red velvet couch. It was tradition for newly adopted babies to have their picture taken on this couch.
Ken wanted to try it out. He didn't think it was remarkably comfortable. Barbie reminded him it wasn't the sort of couch where you hang out and watch football... {sigh} Ken!!
Since the streets were busy, their friends let Ken and Barbie ride in the stroller. They even held a sippy cup for the baby. Ken mused to himself that the baby must be very large to have such a huge sippy cup.
Well, finally they reached their destination... and after paperwork and things Barbie didn't really understand, finally their friends had their darling little baby safe in their arms.
She was so cute!! Everyone was SO HAPPY! (and Barbie told Ken she wasn't nearly as giant as he had been thinking...)
On the way back to the hotel, Ken and Barbie graciously let Baby ride in the stroller. It was a good thing, because after all the excitement, she fell asleep! She was SOOO cute... did we say that?
When they got back to the hotel, the babies had to have their picture taken on the famous red couch.
Barbie thought all the babies looked MUCH better on the couch than she and Ken had. Ken said the babies didn't like the couch any more than he had, they were all crying!!
The next day they started home. What a great trip - one that Barbie and Ken (and of COURSE their friends) will never, ever, ever forget!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Barbie's STILL In China! (#2)

The next day, Ken and Barbie did some shopping and sightseeing.
So what's a genuine "Made-in-China" girl to do but visit Toy's-R-Us!

Yep, they have those in China too!
Barbie waved to all her Chinese cousins. They seemed pretty stuck-up however and just stood there without blinking or saying a word.
So they went in search of something that might interest Ken.
He really wanted to buy the Lego Mars Mission but Barbie reminded him that he could get the same thing back home and she wasn't going to pay those insane prices for some plastic blocks anyway...
They walked through The Friendship Garden but most of the statues were too tall for Barbie to see the top of.

They did find one statue that they both especially liked, celebrating children. Very cool.
They must be giant children however, they still towered far above Ken and Barbie.
Even so, they joined in the statue 'parade' for a few moments.

. After the Garden, they went to a little coffee shop for coffee (In the background of the picture ^^) and treats.

The archways had many Chinese characters on them.
Barbie always wondered what they said.
Ken thought it said "Keep off the wall" but Barbie wanted a photo there anyway.

They went to a small museum too.
Barbie loved the pagoda out front.

It looked way cooler than her Dream House back home.

Ken said it didn't have a parking place for Barbie's jeep so it really wouldn't be practical.

Ken, (of course) liked the scarey looking Chinese Lion (Ken thinks it's a Dragon but Barbie knows better) so they climbed up on it for a picture when no one was looking.

The painted screens were beautiful, but once again, too tall for Barbie to really see much of.

Ken and Barbie had a great day, but decided everyone in China must be GIANTS!
They can't wait for tomorrow when their friends get to finally meet their new little girl!
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Barbie Goes to China! #1

"Nǐ Hǎo" (That means "Hello, How are you?" in Chinese).

OK, so exciting news!!

Barbie's friends were going to China because they were going to adopt a baby.
Barbie thought that sounded like such an exciting adventure!

"Oh, I wish you could just take me along your suitcase!" Barbie said.

Barbie's friends said that could be arranged!
As it worked out, both Barbie AND Ken got invited to go along to China, and they didn't even have to ride in the suitcase!

The seatbelts on the airplane proved to be a bit bulky but overall, it was a nice (but long) flight.

First they stopped in Hong Kong, where of course, Barbie and Ken did some shopping.

Being animal lovers, they got a cute cat statue and a panda!

Ken complained that their souviners were so HUGE!

Ken also found a very fashionable hat in their friends' luggage. He was very proud of it.
Barbie didn't have the heart to tell him it was a BABY SOCK!

While looking for something to eat, Ken spotted a Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Barbie said cruelty to chickens was the same in any country (maybe worse here, who knew?) and he was NOT going to eat there!

Ken really didn't complain, and they found some delicious and vegetarian noodles just around the corner.

Next stop, Barbie and friends arrived in Nanching, where her friends would be adopting their baby.

The hotel in Nanching was very nice.

Ken relaxed and looked at the paper (he couldn't read it, it was in Chinese of course) while Barbie went down to the hotel gift shop.

Barbie returned with a fun hat, and best of all, OREO COOKIES! Score!!
And they had no dairy products in them, just like the ones back home.

Barbie was glad. Ken was just glad to eat something he recognised.
They were going sightseeing and to a park tomorrow, and the next day was Adoption Day.
So exciting!!
Stay Tuned.
~~Posted by Veggie Barbie Girl on TofuMom's computer.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Barbie's Back! Just In Time For Easter.

Thanks for tuning in again. And being patient.

Barbie has been SO BUSY, but she's FINALLY had time to start blogging a little more.

So here's what Barbie did this weekend...

Since it's Easter on Sunday, Barbie decided to dye Easter Eggs.

Now, Barbie isn't a huge fan of eggs because she doesn't agree with the way chickens are often treated, however on some occassions she still uses them - you do the best you can, right?

Well, for Easter, Barbie's nieces and nephews were coming to HER house for dinner and games and stuff, and they SURE didn't need any more sugar, so she decided it would be fun to color a few eggs like she used to when she was a kid.

(She made sure to get humanely raised, free-range eggs to at least.)

Barbie put on her lab coat to keep herself somewhat clean, then she boiled all the eggs, (which stunk up the house something awful). Just one more reason not to cook eggs too often.

Then she mixed up the dye and put the eggs in. She had to be careful, they were awfully LARGE eggs and tended to splash...

She even had fun experimenting with the "magic crayon" from the egg-dye kit.

Unfortunately Ken wasn't there to appreciate her creativity, but Barbie knew he loved egg-salad sandwiches, so she decided to save a few of the eggs for him.

Well, the kids loved the eggs, the day was a success and everyone thought the colors were beautiful.

Hope you had a beautiful Easter too, (if you celebrate) or just a relaxing Spring weekend!

Stay tuned, Barbie has several other adventures coming up, I promise.