Marina Bay Sands….swim in the sky!

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ARE YOU SERIOUS?

The Singapore Sky Park, opened 
June 24, a new wonder of the world. 
 “Sky Park” Marina Bay Sands is located on the 200-meter height on the three skyscrapers, 
as if on three pillars. Here is the most expensive construction in the world of casinos, bars, restaurants, the largest outdoor swimming pool 150 meters long 
and the Museum of Modern Art . 
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Imagine trying to build something like this.  What an amazing structure! 
This building featured on the Discovery Channel showing the construction details and challenges. 
The bow is cantilevered for a tremendous distance putting a strain on the rest of the structure; 
all this was factored into the design. 
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The hotel, which has 2,560 rooms costing from  £350 a night, was officially opened yesterday with a concert by Diana Ross.

The Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi,  estimated to have cost £2billion when it opened in 2004, was previously the  world’s most expensive hotel.

But with its indoor canal, opulent art,  casino, outdoor plaza, convention centre, theatre, crystal pavilion and museum  shaped like a lotus flower, the Marina Bay Sands has taken its crown.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1289194/Marina-Bay-Sands-resort-opens-Singapore.html#ixzz2OnXqa2Ke

Paloma turns 3……

Oh my….we have had quite the birthday!!!  Paloma is officially 3 years old….

I had to ZOOOOM home to be there for the GRAND party…..(thank you, Jesus, for letting me miss the Chuck E. Cheese part earlier in the day)

And thank you, Delta, for being a VERY BIG PART of my delay…..anywho….back to the party…

There is mama (Becky).. and the girls…

Erin and Papi…

(Papi is too busy for kisses)…

Presents, cake and swimming!!!

EVERYBODY loves to swim with daddy (Chris)!!!!!

I’m so glad she finally turned three……

Two?       It’s SOOOO yesterday….

the swim meet…

Oh boy!!!  We’ve got a swimmer, people!  Yesterday was Sofia’s first swim meet….just one day after her 6th birthday!!

Boy, this was going to be the thrill of my day!  We got to the pool early (because we are grandparents and that’s what we live for) and tried to figure out the best seat…..finally deciding to stand..

First came the relay…but wait!  They need a timer!  Someone that can be fair and balanced….

Well, hello there Papi!!!!  You’ll make an awesome timer…..(remember, she’s in the pink swim cap)

So, they gathered for their team cheer…

And waited for their turn!!  Nani was so excited to see her ANGEL getting ready!!!

And she’s off!!!  Lane one!!  GO, SOFIA, GO!!!!

GETTING CLOSER!!!

WOO HOOOOOO!!!!  She made it! ♥♥♥♥ AND she got a ribbon!  (by the way, when she got out of the pool, she was awarded the BLACK ribbon that said, SEVENTH PLACE!  And she ran to me to tell me that she was so happy because (and I am quoting)  “Nani, black 7th means FIRST place!”  Of course I had to be happy with her…. (as I tried to do the math in my head)….

Later came a GREEN ribbon that said SIXTH PLACE, and finally another BLACK ribbon….which was 7th/1st place….however you want to look at it.

All I know is that Nani and Papi couldn’t have been prouder!!  And, yes, this little one wanted to jump in the pool……

All in all….there was sweet victory!  She did AWESOME for a little girl that started two weeks ago!  We are looking forward to many, many more victories!!!!  Nani and Papi are SOOO BLESSED!!!♥

why i don’t swim…

Ok…here are a few reasons I don’t scuba dive….or linger in the ocean….

And this one does not delight me either…

here’s another reason…

And I’m a teeny bit afraid of these guys…

So…in case you wanted to know why we go to the beach and I sit HAPPILY in the chair…..this is why.

Oh, and NO …. these weren’t taken with my new camera.  Sorry.