Sunday, August 12, 2007


We had a wonderful day Friday at Six Flags! The kids did great, with only one melt down when I had to practically drag Braeden out of The Wiggles store. I explained that if they did a good job during the day they could choose something small at the end of the day, and that seemed to do the trick.

We kind of forced Braeden to go on a roller coaster! :) He was just tall enough for The Whizzer, the mildest coaster they have, no loops or anything. He is just not much of a rider. I kept telling him I'd be with him and he'd be fine. He didn't want to go, but darn it, mom wanted to ride SOMETHING! :) So we did, and he was fine! :)

We had rode everything they could go on by 3 pm, including Splash Water Falls, the large boat ride that goes down one big hill and DRENCHES you! That was a kid pick, I really didn't plan on getting that wet! But it was fun. We also had seen two shows by then, so we then went into the water park that's attached and that was a lot of fun too. We forced Braeden to ride the lazy river with us! :) I think it's just too slow for him and he wants to be out doing his own thing, not waiting for some tube. It was a lot of fun though. They have a lot of little waterfalls and things along the sides and I kept pretending I was going to dunk Olivia's tube through them, which I did once or twice, and let her to do our tube also.

We saw one last show after the water park, bought their "somethings," and headed home. A good day.

While at the park, our supervisor called about Little One's appt for Tues. I told him what had happened and that the case aide said he only had one hour avail to help, but he told me that no, I had been told someone would be there to help and they would rearrange his schedule to do just that. So, I'm very grateful for that response and help! Now, to sleep deprive the darling tomorrow night and not let him fall back to sleep in the car or at day care on Tues am! :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

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Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
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Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
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Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
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But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
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