it was hotter than hades this summer. HOTTER. it was glorious and i loved ever single second of it.
so one day i can't remember where eric happened to be, but i had the kids all day to myself so i decided to take them to WildWaves. i've never been there, but we've driven by it a million times. and after danelle had come to visit and said that they took their kids, i was like, oooh! that could be fun! so yes, hotter than hades, so we opted to NOT go on the water slides! the lines for the slides were so long. so so soooo long. but the lines for the non-water rides were virtually non-existent! as we got close, we talked about how we would go on every ride at least once. if it was too scary and horrible, we did not need to go on it again. but we needed to try otherwise we wouldn't know. the first one was the Ring of Fire. and the looks on the kids faces as we went up and over in that circle and upside down was priceless! those kids had never known anything so exciting as going upside down like that. i on the other hand was about to puke. this was new for me. i have always loooved rides. but this first one made me wonder. i have talked to other brain tumor and brain surgery folks and even tho my doctor said it was structurally ok for me to do these types of things, after the ring of fire, i wasn't quite sure. next we went to the WildThing. and you know what -the kids wanted to be in the front car. so we waited and those kids went in the front. and they loved it! we went on all the rides! next we went to the wooden rollercoaster - the TimberHawk. this one was SO fun! so we went on it two times in a row! there were a few that i opted out of because i actually did start to get sick... so sick in fact that i had to have us all sit for a while, in the shade, have a snack and just relax. i was somewhat concerned that i was going to totally puke, but i held it together. the kids went on the WildThing again, and the one where they got drenched in the water. They went on some funny mine cart ride and the big swinging boat. then we got some slurpies and headed home, about 7 or so hours later.
but she is a pro, and her dad is awesome and if the kids were going to learn how to water ski, i couldn't have trusted anyone else more. we didn't get out there until late on friday and we got to sleep outside on the deck. the kids were scared at first but we stayed up late enough that when it came time to sleep they passed out! in the morning we were ready to get out there. aly's dad towed sirus around to the boom and got him started.
|eric and the kids grew these giant sun flowers which is impressive since we live in WESTERN WASHINGTON where there IS NO SUN|
|first day of school - 5th and 3rd grade. smile nice for the camera!|
|day two of school and sirus pulled out the bright blue skinny jeans!|
|walking through the hood, we live in a love filled hood.|
and it has been the same old same old for the rest of september and this first 1/2 of october.
now we just have fundraisers, halloween and the rest of the holidays to look forward to!