Sunday, November 02, 2008

Six Flags Great America

We had SO much fun at Six Flags on Saturday!!!

The kids had no clue where we were going, I just told them we were going somewhere special. I thought for sure they would see the coasters and especially the huge spiders on the side of the Eagle coaster as we passed right by them, but they were too interested in the movie and what they were doing in the car to notice the "scenery." When we turned into the parking lot and they saw where we were - I thought our windows could break from the high pitched screaming! :) Excited is an understatement!

The whole park was redone for Halloween, so we passed lots of fun scenery...

Braeden is trying so hard to be "dead" here. :)

Olivia has tried to go on these swings every time we've gone to Great America, but she's always been too short. Today was her day! She was about a milimeter tall enough! And was she thrilled!

We saw some characters who were dressed up for Halloween themselves, gotta love Porky as a lion! :)

This was one of the few times Liam was actually out of the wagon. He didn't want to ride anything! He rode the little train and that was it. But he did love the Wiggles show and loved playing on Captain Feathersword's play ship!

He still had lots of fun though!

My favorite part of the day was being able to reconnect with two great friends. They (husband and wife) were Young Life leaders with me in Bloomingon/Normal, IL, about 9 years ago. We remained friends and in touch for quite a while, but then kids came along and we haven't heard from each other much in the last couple years.
Facebook has helped us lately. They live not far from Great America and have a season pass so we agreed to meet up. Their son is about a month older than Liam, and their daughter who is 18 months I've never even met. The kids didn't come along, but we were able to go to her parents after the park to see them. ADORABLE! :)
We all had a wonderful day! But boy am I tired! :)


Shea said...

You are always doing cool things with your kiddos. You make me feel like an underachiever! I'm going to have to step it up a notch to keep up with the Jones.

Post a Comment

Let's Connect!

Search This Blog


About Me

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

Macy - 5

Macy - 5

Check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Blog Archive

What you should know about HIV

-HIV can NOT be spread through casual/household contact. HIV is not spread through hugging, kissing, shaking hands, sharing toys, sneezing, coughing, sharing food, sharing drinks, bathing, swimming or any other casual way. It has been proven that HIV and AIDS can only be spread through sexual contact, birth, breastfeeding and blood to blood contact (such as sharing needles). - HIV is now considered a chronic but manageable disease. With treatment, people who are HIV+ can live indefinitely without developing AIDS and can live long and full lives. - People who are HIV+ deserve to be treated with love, respect, support and acceptance as all people do. Additional information on transmission of HIV can be found on the Center for Disease Control website:

Other Awesome Blogs

Orphan Crisis

• 147 million orphans in the world
• 50 million orphans in Africa 
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
• Every week, AIDS claims as many lives as American fatalities in the Vietnam War
• 854 million people do not have enough to eat
• Malnutrition is associated with the deaths of 5 million children under the age of five
• Every 2 seconds an orphan dies from malnutrition

Hence the title of my blog

Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
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
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you