Friday: Celebrating The Everyday

July 18, 2008 at 10:49 pm 1 comment

  1. Up at 6 for quiet time
  2. Showered, packed for water park
  3. Packed picnics, including my sandwich, for lunch
  4. Gave directions to kids for packing
  5. Everyone got hungry
  6. Went to McDonalds
  7. Melt-downs on the way due, most likely to low blood sugar…they didn’t eat much last night at VBS
  8. Got stuck in line at McDonalds (because some guy passed me in the order line, and I have witnesses.  The line does NOT split to two lines until you come to the fork in the lane at the curve, just in case you wonder.
  9. Ate
  10. Made it to church and got the last seat on the bus.  Thankfully.  Me driving after a long day at the water park, is, as most of us know, not a good idea.
  11. Got there to realize Goldy failed to get her swimsuit packed.  Fortunately, they had a gift shop, and a cute suit for not too much.
  12. A day with the Red-head, as he, unbeknownst to me, burnt to a crisp, we are dealing with that now, at bedtime.  It is not so fun.
  13. The Twin Twisters should be called The Twin Wedgies…and that’s all I’ll say about that.  The big white slide, that’s an automatic enima–but, hopefully my thoughts on that will stay a distant memory.
  14. Lots of fun, lots of Red crawling on me, lots of trying to stay out of the heat.
  15. I forgot my sandwich for lunch somehow.  But, the cold 7UPs and peanut butter and cracker hit the spot.
  16. Twelve dollars for three cups of DipNDots.  We are in the wrong business.
  17. Riding home, falling asleep, Red with a hot, red, sweaty head in my lap, and two loose teeth.
  18. A good day.
  19. Mexican for dinner, still sitting out at 10:48, with no inclination on my part to get back up and mess with it.
  20. Scrapbooking 24 of Reds school pics on two pages.  Ahhh.  Progress.

Goodnight All!

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  • 1. Stacey  |  July 20, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I burned, too. I avoided the twin wedgies because I have horrifying memories from going down that slide 15 years ago with my youth group. 🙂 It’s the one thing I remember about that water park!

    I also am sad to say that I wasted $15 on lunch there because I chickened out on taking our cold waters in with us thanks to the huge “no food or drink” signs they had all over the parking lot. 😦 I did have peanut butter and crackers in my beach bag and I would have been much better off eating them instead!

    Maggie replies: That’s too bad. I had been told that you could take coolers to the shelters, but couldn’t eat randomly around the park and in the general park and lawn chair areas. So, we’ve taken a little soft cooler the last couple years. I had to pay three adults for only one child with the ages of mine…my spirit was not too awfully inclined to check again, but I think that’s still the policy if you take a group and have access to a shelter as we did.

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