Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What a fun weekend!

I LOVE holiday weekends and this one was wonderful! Saturday was opening day for the water park here. I bought season passes for myself and the kids with some money I'd made off of eBay, but since we'll usually be going during the week, I didn't figure it would be worth it to buy a pass for Andrew. BUT, on Memorial Day weekend, you can bring a friend free, so we all got to go as a family. It was a BLAST. They have two great play areas for young kids. Whitney was a little hesistant at first. She did NOT like the water at the beach and continues to talk about it a month and a half later. "Mommy likes the water. Brandon likes the water. I DON'T like the water. I like the sand." So, it took a little convincing to get her in the pool, but she really warmed up to it after about, oh, 30 seconds.

It was great having Andrew there because he and I could take Brandon down some of the bigger slides, taking turns playing with Whitney. It was perfect water park weather, too. We all got a couple of shades darker, but Whitney is the darkest (of course!)

On Saturday night we had our friends, Greg and Nicolle, over to play games. That is another favorite weekend activity. We can put the kids to bed and stay up late playing with them. We usually play 25 Words or Less, but this weekend we played Speed Scrabble. I've also heard it called "Take Two." It was fun, but Andrew kicked our tails.

Sunday was nothing out of the ordinary--Whitney screaming in Sacrament meeting, Andrew gone all day to meetings, Brandon answering all the questions in Primary, and me trying to keep the senior Primary reverent for Sharing Time(which seems to be getting harder every week!)

On Monday we went back to the water park in the morning. It was another gorgeous day. We tried a few of the rides we didn't have time for on Saturday. The kids loved floating in the Lazee River. Andrew and I both got to go on a few of the rides that would freak Brandon out. I still have whiplash from one of the more daring ones I went on.

Greg and Nicolle had friends over for a BBQ in the evening. We played badmitton, volleyball and bocce. It was a great way to finish off a wonderful weekend.

Today was back to reality. Brandon had his last regular day of preschool. He has graduation tomorrow. Whitney and I ran errands the whole time he was in school. She was a trooper until the very end when I think she got tired and was crying over every little thing.

SHOPPING TIP FOR THE DAY: EXPRESS in the mall has their T-shirts and tanks on sale for $10. They have the great shirts that are really long and ensure that your bum doesn't hang out if even if you're wearing low-rise jeans. They are a little tight, though, so I buy them a size larger than usual. The sale has been on for a while, so I don't know how long it will last, but I was in the mall today and it was still on.

CUTE WHITNEY STORY OF THE DAY: Whitney has turned into a little parrot. She loves to repeat whatever we say (or anyone else within earshot). When we're at Brandon's t-ball games, and the parents next to us yell, "Run, Ben!" Whitney chimes in, "Run, Ben!" When I finish reading her a book before bed, she says, "Now I'll read it for you." She flips through the pages and randomly says words that she remembers me saying on that particular page. But the funniest one that I overheard her saying yesterday, while looking at the bottom of a toy, was "Made in China?" It made me laugh out loud. Brandon can read those words and has recently become obsessed with how you can find the words, "made in china" on just about every cheap little toy in his playroom. So, he is always looking at the bottom of things and saying that. Whitney has obviously heard it plenty of times!


Laurie said...

I'm so glad to hear that we are normal regarding the Sacrament meeting issues. I really hope we can get back to the good place we were at because our ward has such a problem with reverence during Sacrament mtg that they're even having the RS and Elders Quorum presidents speaking about it in those meetings this Sun. Don't want to be contributing to the problem. Makes me really self conscious. I'm glad you had such a fun weekend. It really does sound nice to just to the water park. That's pretty funny about how both kids are now saying "made in China."

Destiny said...

"Mommy likes the water. Brandon likes the water. I DON'T like the water. I like the sand." That was my favorite part :) Well I'm glad you guys had a good weekend, sounds like lots of fun! I miss you guys like crazy and I hope that you'll decide to come out for a visit. Remember me when you're voting :) Love ya!