Friday, August 30, 2013

Enchanted Forest

After our trip to Darien Lake this year, we had no intentions of going to enchanted forest this year!  However, when we were at our local county fair, Madalyn won 2 free tickets!!! So plans were changed and Doug took a day off of work so we could go.  It was a beautiful day, a little on the chilly side, but beautiful non the less! :)  We did some water rides, although I have no pictures of them.  Our favorites were the water rides that had family tubes :)  So much fun!!!  Once we got too cold to stand it anymore, we changed and hit some dry stuff.  Of course the girls wanted to go on the balloons....although they weren't as bad as I thought they were going to be.

We walked through the story book land...

Took a ride on the infamous Water Safari dog...

And visited Cinderella!

The kids loved the train...

We saw peacocks and found one of their eggs that they had lain!

LOL  These next three pictures crack me up.  I should have just called the first one good!

We walked through the "cemetery" and found a headstone that had one of the girls' friend's name on it so we had to take a picture of it.

Overall it was a great day and we really enjoyed the family time together!  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hijacked camera and some soccer picture:)

For the third season in a row, both girls played soccer.  This year was a huge difference in their skill level!  I am so proud of them and all the hard work that they have put into this.  Unfortunately, I coach Madalyn's team and since I'm the only one there, I don't have pictures of Marissa yet anyhow.  They should be coming at some point in time!  
On the last night of soccer, I had to take team photos with my camera...naturally I forgot it and had to call my mother in law for help :)  She brought it down and left it with a friend from church.  We finished our game and then took our team photos.  When I got home, this is what I found on my camera!  I left the butt shots out of the post for your sake ;)

Here is my team from this year!  They were a great team and I really enjoyed coaching again :)

I love this picture of her ;)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blueberry Picking!

On a Monday morning, I got a phone call from a friend at church asking us if we wanted to go blueberry picking.  Since I didn't happen to have any extra kiddos that day, we decided it would be a fun activity for the day!  It was the girls first time picking any kind of fruit like this.  They had a lot of fun, although the novelty wore off quick ;)

Pretty soon, they were claiming bushes as "Marissa and Madalyn bushes".  The bush had to give permission to the adults before we could pick from them!  LOL

All done!  The crazy kids need to go pick some more ... they still had way to much energy!

The girls put those buckets on their heads and started dancing away!  Of course when I pulled the camera out, Madalyn slowed way down!  LOL  She cracks me up!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Church Picnic

Our annual church picnic was about a week ago.  We had it at a different location this year because everything else was booked up.  I knew there wouldn't be any playground or sandbox there so I brought water balloons and bubbles, along with 2 cases of match box cars.  When we got there we found out that someone had forgotten to turn on the water for us so the water balloons were out.  Unfortunately, I had already told the kids the plan for the day :(  I felt bad!  
However, thank God kids find stuff to do no matter what!  They all played really well together and made do with just the cars and the bubbles :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Marissa and "her" crew

Marissa LOVES animals....she had quite the little mob following her around at Brian and Jen's place :)

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