Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Brayden had a great time getting on rides. This is the first year that he was really "into it". Hayley, of course, loved the rides! She rode on a roller coaster for the first time and LOVED IT!! She was very proud of herself. There wasn't much we didn't ride on while we were there. About 2pm, we decided to go over to Duke's Lagoon. Hayley had a blast going down the slides....Brayden, however, wasn't as excited....so he and I just shared a blue raspberry slushy.
We left around 4pm...it didn't take long for both of my daredevils to fall asleep on the way home! It was a PERFECT DAY!!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Today I had a Monday off with the kids. We had pancakes for breakfast (thanks to Aunt Jemima!) Then to run a few errands...and then a SURPRISE picnic at the playground. The rain clouds rolled in and it looked as though we were going to get wet! We ate our lunch quickly..chicken nuggets....and then the kids were off to play. There were a few other picnickers when we arrived...but the tiny rain shower drove them away...so it was just me and the kids. They had a great time....Hayley said to me when we left, "It has been ages since we were here. Can you make sure we come back sooner next time"......
Thursday, August 7, 2008
On Wednesday night, we took the kids to the "Littlestown Interstate Fair" (as my husband calls it).
Nanny, Pop Pop, Aleasia, Hayley, Brayden, Scott, and I all ventured out for a night of carnival excitement. This was the first year Brayden was old enough to get on some rides. The kids had a lot of fun...especially after Aunt Lori showed up and got on some of the rides with them. One of their favorites was the big slide (that I of course didn't get any pics of !) Then Scott was determined to win a goldfish for our aquarium...after spending his $2 and not getting one, he decided to quit since he could buy one at the pet store for less than that. Well, Uncle Steve decided to take a try and he won one fish...then threw his next ball and it landed in the "Choice" cup, which meant 5 small fish, one larger fish, or a stuffed fish....Well, we now have two more fish in our tank thanks to Steve.
Then Aleasia and Hayley talked me into getting on the Scrambler...let's just say, I'm not as young as I used to be...and going in circles does weird things to your stomach...
To end the night Aleasia and Lori got on the WipeOut..Aleasia had a blast...and I am sure Lori did too! It was a great night!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Our weekend started out with all of us going to see Mandi, Rodney, & Madeline on Friday night. Hayley and Brayden were all excited to go to see their new cousin. They both just stood and stared at her while she slept. Mady slept most of the time and we had a great evening with everyone and did not leave until 10PM...of course, that is when Mady decided to wake up..
Hopefully Mandi and Rodney didn't have a long night!
Saturday we worked around the house a bit. Later in the afternoon, we went to Angie and Jimmy's house. The kids had a blast playing outside......until the thunderstorms rolled in. It hailed for at least 10 minutes..the kids thought it was snowing and wanted to go outside and play in it. Hayley, Brayden, Hannah, & Cody all played together. Little Cody is just starting to walk and was trying to keep up with the bigger kids. We had another late night and the kids were ready for bed when we got home. Sunday was more of the same! Painted basement doors....and the bookshelf (I definitely know I don't want to paint for a living! LOL) ...laundry...dishes....dinner....bathes...and soon to be BEDTIME!! Weekends always go so fast...but it is always a lot of fun spending it with family & friends!!