And Bo rode the Tornado roller coaster for the first time! He loved it so much that they went again. And Mazy rode the Storm Chaser -- which is swing ride that takes you 250-feet into the air -- all by himself! It was so funny, he didn't have anyone to ride with and a pretty teenager in front of him was also alone. When she heard him say, "But I don't have anyone to ride with!" She turned around and said, "You can ride with me! I'm alone, too!" In about four years, Mazy is going to be so disappointed in himself for not taking advantage of that opportunity. She was a long-legged blonde, real cute. :)
We played games. We ate the junk food. We rode and rode and rode. It was a great day!
Bo far left, Mazy middle, Violet to Mazy's right
Mazy ate his first turkey leg
Bo was lassoed by a cowboy on stilts
Shawn had a very good time on the Tornado
Mazy on the Storm Chaser
Bo and Violet on the ladybugs
Shawn and the kids on the tea cups
Little Vi ready for her first ride on the Galleon
On Sunday we joined most of my family at Gigi's Playhouse for niece Theron and nephew Hudson's birthday party. It was a lot of fun. Mazy had flag football so he and Shawn missed most of it, but at least they could attend for awhile. My sister sent home some barbecue pork for them for their supper, so they were happy. Thanks, Heidi!
And today it was back to work, school and daycare. I'm so busy at work.... I at least got caught up enough that I didn't have to work over the weekend, which was awesome. I am going to work for a couple hours tonight though.
It's worth it to work hard now because today I booked a week-long vacation!!!!! Yes, a week-long vacation! The last time we took a week-long vacation Bo was 1-year-old.... It's been awhile. I booked a week at a lake house in Spirit Lake. Mom is going to join me and the kids, and then Shawn will come up for a couple days. Poor Shawn never takes a week off, but he's not really the lake house type, so it works out OK for everyone. :)
I really wanted to take the family to Cape Cod for a week to see my dear uncles. But I just could not afford that air fare. Flying as a family is so expensive! We'll be sticking to Iowa vacations for awhile.
What else has been happening? Oh, tonight I called Grandpa Keith to finally start interviewing him about some of his family memories. He wrote down some of them and asked me to type them up for him. Since today would have been his mom's 126th birthday, I thought it was a good night to ask him about her.
Finally, if you're wondering about the house -- no takers yet. We're having an open house on Sunday, maybe someone will come to that.
That's all. Have a great week, everyone!