Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hollywood Studios Again and the Pool

Saturday we  spent the morning back at Hollywood Studios so the girls could get one more run on the playground.

Teresa and I hung out in the shade while her older sisters ran crazy on the playground again.

The playground from where I was sitting.

It also turned out that it was Star Wars weekend. So you saw these guys walking around:

And you saw people getting autographs with Wookies, Darth Vader, and Mr. Fett:

After lunch, we went back to the hotel for some fun time in the hotel pool. It is a Mickey head shaped pool with 2 fun water slides, one big and one small. A very nice way to cool off though we had to be careful of Teresa and the heat and the sunburn and everyone.

The stairs to the big slide. Cecilia LOVED going down this slide.
Olga catches Cecilia at the bottom of the slide.

Jon and Felicity

Me holding Elizabeth, Jon holding Felicity, and Olga holding Cecilia who is leaping towards my dad. Like my bathing suit? On one blog someone compared it to a burqa. Um, yeah, right. Not only did it help prevent sunburn, as I need to lose about 60 pounds, I'm sure everyone else there subconsciously appreciated it too. :)

Felicity going down the little slide.

James catching Felicity.

Although we spent the rest of the day taking it easy at the hotel in the nice air conditioning, my brother auditioned at their American Idol Experience. He made it to the final round but came in second. Congrats Michael!


  1. That bathing suit is not so bad! The Duggar women wear ankle length skirts in the water :).

  2. Kristen, LOL. Mine stops above the knee with tight shorts and a skirt on top. In fairness, I've found the skirt a bit of a pain as it has a tendency to float up, but I love the coverage in terms of my shoulders, back and hips. I can't imagine trying to swim with ankle-length skirts though.

  3. There are burqa bathing suites...check this site out... WOW! Yours is definitely NOT a burqa, for one I can see your hair... :)

  4. Just one more reason to be glad we're Catholic!

    The idea that the physical world and the human body are intrinsically evil began with the Gnostics and continues today with the Mormons, the Moslems, and other sects, but the Catholic Church teaches that there's nothing wrong with wearing less clothing for certain activities (such as swimming or active sports) than for other activities (such as walking down a city street or attending church or school.)

    There's nothing wrong whith your swimsuit, Katharine, and it's certainly not a burqua, but a regular, non-provocative swimsuit that bares the arms and legs isn't immodest for swimming, even though it would be immodest to wear it into a restaurant or to the office - according to Catholic teaching, modesty is a matter of context.
    According to Pope John Paul II,
    "While we are on the subject of dress and its relevance to the problem of modesty and immodesty it is worth drawing attention to the functional significance of differences in attire. There are certain objective situations in which even total nudity of the body is not immodest, since the proper function of nakedness in this context is not to provoke a reaction to the person as an object for enjoyment, and in just the same way the functions of particular forms of attire may vary. Thus, the body may be partially bared for physical labour, for bathing, or for a medical examination. If then we wish to pass a moral judgement on particular forms of dress we have to start from the particular functions which they serve. When a person uses such a form of dress in accordance with its objective function we cannot claim to see anything immodest in it, even if it involves partial nudity. Whereas the use of such a costume outside its proper context is immodest, and is inevitably felt to be so. For example, there is nothing immodest about the use of a bathing costume at a bathing place, but to wear it in the street or while out for a walk is contrary to the dictates of modesty."..."Love and Responsibility"