Monday, August 25, 2008

Flies, feeling lucky and dreaming of the perfect getaway!

Wow, it has been a busy week. I can't believe it has been a whole week since I posted anything. What have I been doing? The plan was to go to Silverwood on Thursday, that didn't happen. It rained. Go figure! So the kids and I had to come up with plan B. We ended up going to a really cute 3-D movie called Fly Me To The Moon. It was about a couple of little flies that snuck aboard the space shuttle and witnessed Neil Armstrongs first walk on the moon. It was very cool, especially some of the 3-D scenes they did in space. I highly recommend it, very cute.

Friday I was able to have "date night" with my husband. We went out to dinner, then we were trying to think of something else to do before we returned to land of parenthood. We ended up going to a new casino in town. I am not a gambler at all but we met up with some friends there and were sitting around talking. We all decided to try our luck at pull tabs. I won $600!!!

Saturday, the kids finally were able to go to Silverwood with Grandma Cheryl. I stayed home since I had to work that evening. They had a blast! They got home after midnight, poor little boogers were exhausted. I am glad they were able to create such fun memories with their Grandma.

Sunday, I took Emilee to take care of her horse. I rode a little, she rode a little, we went for a walk. It was a lot of fun watching her take such good care of such a large animal. I was proud. This week consist of soccer practices, first day of school and packing up the camper to head to the cabin. I am super excited to get away. I love the cabin. Time stands still there. We are taking a large group with us this year, I think we ended up with 6 families. I can hardly wait.

This is what Caitlyn was like ALL WEEKEND LONG. I swore she must be sick or something so I took her to the Dr. today. Nope, nothing wrong with her physically. Just a bit emotional. Oh, I can't wait for her to be a teenager!!!!
Emilee has learned so much this summer about caring for her horse, it is amazing to watch her in action.

Emilee and Scotch, heading out for a trail walk.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Summers End!

Look what I found in my pond! So beautiful!

This is our last week of summer vacation. I can hardly believe how fast this summer went. Emilee is so excited to start 1st grade. My mom and I took her school shopping last Friday. It was fun to watch her pick out her school clothes. She has so opinionated about what it is she wants to wear. No more letting mom pick out her outfits. We had a great trip, up until Emilee got the little flu bug that her brother and sister had. All day she was fine and then on the way back to Wenatchee she lost it. All over my back seat. Time for a new car I guess! Hee Hee. So the school clothes are laying out, the back pack is filled with crayons, pencils and glue sticks. Now it is just waiting. She is hoping to lose her wiggly tooth before the first day. Oh the anticipation!!!

Speaking of anticipation. Cody soccer career is finally starting. After watching Emilee play for two years now, his time as arrived. First practice is Wednesday. I can hardly wait to see him in action. It should be pretty humorous.

We are going to attempt one last trip to Silverwood on Thursday. We are leaving baby and daddy behind and heading over with my mother-in-law. The weather is looking a little iffy for Thursday so we are keeping our fingers crossed.
Other than that, it is life as normal. (I giggle as I write that, what is normal?) Two more nights to work and then two days off! The county fair is this weekend. I love the fair. Fairs make for some great photo opportunities. Check back.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Caitlyn is a little under the weather.

Poor baby has a bug. We are going on day two of puky, diarrhea and general grumpiness.
Okay, I am adding to this post. Since the original post a couple of hours ago Caitlyn started feeling a little better. She is still VERY grumpy but the vomiting has stopped (I hope). But.... Cody out of the blue says "I don't feel so good, I think I am going to go blah." Sure enough, about every 10-15 minutes we have a mad rush for the potty. Oh Lord help us, it is going to be a long night!

Monday, August 11, 2008

New at our house.....

Emilee has her first loose tooth. This is huge!!! She has been waiting to loose a tooth all year long. We have to check about hmmmm about every 20 minutes, just to make sure it is still wiggly. I will keep you all posted on its progress.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Boating... Part 2

It is pouring down rain outside. I have to work all weekend, including an 8 hour mandated shift. Find a happy place, find a happy place.... Okay here we go.

We took the boat out last weekend, both Saturday and Sunday. We had beautiful weather. We went with a couple of friends and had a really relaxing day. The kids had so much fun jumping from one boat to the next, floating in the tube, swimming. I was relaxed and got to work on my suntan a bit. What bliss!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Silverwood 2008

5:30 AM After pushing the snooze button about 5 times I finally roll out of bed, time to get the troops ready to head out the door. Breakfast, getting dressed, packing snacks and a day bag. It doesn't look like we will be ready to leave by 6am.

6:30 AM Had to stop for fuel. About $100 to fill up.The pain of paying for gas makes it worth the trouble of cramming 7 people in a 6 passenger SUV.

6:45 AM Mom and I need a latte, as I am paying for my latte I notice I forgot the tickets. Turn around.

7:00 AM Finally on the road. Veggie Tales, Cars and Chicken Little. This is a long car ride. Thank goodness for the DVD player.
10:00 AM We made it to Idaho but the park doesn't open for another hour. We stop for a snack and playtime at Burger King.

11:00AM Finally we arrive at the park, the fun begins!!!

Afternoon: Who knows what time it is but the kids are having a blast. Cody is about an inch too short for some of the rides, he is bummed out. Why can't these workers fudge a little??? We convince Emilee to go on the Timber Terror. She went. It scared her half to death. What a trooper.
Late afternoon: Still playing hard. The kids are beginning to tire out. Time for a nice relaxing train ride.
6:30 PM Last call for rides and time to hit the souvenir shops. Grandma treats the kids to the candy shop.
7:00 PM Hit the road home. Kids are asleep within 20 min.

8:00 Stop for burgers in Ritzville. Need a break from the long boring drive. The clouds are beautiful and the sunset is gorgeous.

8:30 Back on the road. I am bored. I decide to take pictures of whatever I can find out the window.

10:00 PM Home at last, what a fun day. Thanks Mom and Dad for the trip. We look forward to it every year! Click here for the complete photo album.