Wednesday, September 21, 2011

We LOVE Six Flags

My favorite ride that I got to ride once. I know, I'm sad too but it's so hard to juggle an 11-year-old who can ride everything; a 7-year-old who wants to ride everything but can't yet and three 4-year-olds who can only ride the small kid rides.

Isn't this drop awesome?! I LOVE the Superman ride. Only ride better (that I've been on thus far) is the Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion.

I think this was the kids favorite ride - well the little ones anyway though the big kids found it surprisingly fun.

I took Kaitlyn on the Joker. Had to take her almost kicking and screaming. Up until the ride started she was trying to talk me into letting her off but I knew she'd be okay and she was. Halfway through the ride she yells "I love you mom! This is awesome!" Can't get any better than that :)

My big 11-year-old looking so proud at surviving the ride behind her!

Her second favorite rides are the wooden coasters. She and Caleb really enjoy going on these. Dad takes them to the wooden ones - I just can't handle them - way to much shaking for me. Guess that means I'm getting old.

Here's Kirk taking the kids to get wet. Alyssa especially liked getting soaked - a lot. Seemed she didn't even want to get dry. Not sure if you can see her face here but she is LOVING this ride. Kirk on the other hand lost his hat. It flew right off his head as the ride came down. Funny thing it was his Superman hat. Probably should have lost it on the Superman ride instead.

Most of our day was spent in the Thomas the Train Engine kids section. The kids got to enjoy rides like a train:


Hot air balloons:

And a bus that goes in circles:

You know that looks like fun!!

All in all we had a great day and we didn't have enough time to do everything we wanted to do. Our day there always seems to end too soon and we're already looking forward to next year. Though I think next year we'll give the water park a try. That and Six Flags is adding a new ride. Can't wait for that either :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Half A Month Gone, Too Busy To Slow Down

The kids have already completed 3 weeks of school and I have been in full volunteering mode with all five kids attending essentially full time. Believe it or not free time has been scarce. So scarce it has made blogging difficult!

But I thought the least I could do was put up a few pictures of my so very cute kids :)

Sisterly love! In chapel uniform.

Rachel loves modeling.

Kaitlyn does too :)

Handsome boy. Less into modeling...

And my whole clan in full chapel dress. I know they all hate it but they certainly look adorable to me!

They all say hi! At least I think that's what they're doing. Maybe they're just doing the wave. Hard to know :)

Kirk is in "charge" of the school's website and part of what they've asked of him is to put up pictures of kids in proper uniform. Of course, I am quick to oblige just about anything that involves taking pictures of the kids.

Here they are modeling their casual uniforms.

When in the world did she get so grown up?

Caleb goes a little more for the stiff approach:

But he's still a handsome boy :)


She's all about taking pictures in different place - it was her idea to sit on the bench and have me take her picture. The girls really love to be the subject of any and all photos!

I know, I know about the bangs but I'm trying to grow them out - just seems to be taking forever!! Rachel does all her own posing.

A great picture that I'm going to have to work with in Photoshop when I post about Rachel.

I have no idea what to do about Alyssa and her smile.

It's not much better on the bench. Hopefully she'll grow out of it and I'll get a real one soon :)

And a sweet reader made necklaces for all my kids and sent them to me. The kids loved them and I have been trying to get pictures of them with them on. Two down, three to go. Thank you for the great gift!

I have more to blog about soon - our trip to Six Flags for one but I think that's enough for now. I'm just a bit exhausted...