Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This weekend we met the Lauderdales at Kings Dominion for a great day of rides. The weather could not have been more perfect. This year all of our boys had moved up a level on the height charts for the rides. I wasn't sure how it would go, but they were all very brave and had a great time.
Alex was tall enough for the big rides. He couldn't quite psych himself up for the Drop Tower or the upside down roller coaster, but he tackled and loved the big wooden roller coasters, voting The Grizzly his favorite ride of the day.
Zack was a little frightened at the first ride of the day, but he went on it (below), and loved everything he was tall enough for after that. I have to say that I was completely shocked.
Matthew got very angry with me a few times during the day because he wasn't tall enough for something. He is a daredevil like his sister and wants the biggest ride possible. He rode the Scooby-Doo Roller Coaster for the first, second and third times and loved it! He's told everyone we've seen about it since then.
All of the kids, Tara's included, were so brave. We didn't have a single kid that was upset with the rides. Even Sean screamed and held on tight when Tara tried to take him off the ride when it was over.
I see many more amusement park trips in our future. Of course, for me, I've decided I must be too old for Kings Dominion. All these rides that I loved as a kid were too rough and made me sick to my stomach. When did this happen?
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
School has once again begun! Zack starts Kindergarten this year. He was a little apprehensive, but he came home excited about it. So, hopefully we'll have a good year!
My cute little 2nd grader. This is a big year for him because he will celebrate his First Communion in the spring.
4th grade - I can't believe it! Rachel got separated from most of her friends, so I think she was a little nervous about starting school. But, her class is apparently 2/3 girls, so I'm guessing she'll have many opportunities to make some new ones.