Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rained Out

Olivia, Braeden, and I had some fun on our own today! Grandma didn't feel up to the water park, and Liam was pretty crabby, so we left them home and hit the road for Six Flags White Water. It ended up being only about 10 minutes from the house where we're staying. It was gorgeous out.

Snack choice of the day - cotton candy!

Olivia is definately the rider in the family! I wanted to go on the family raft ride where you sit in the bottom of a large tube all together and go down a huge slide. I pretty much had to make Braeden go, he whined the whole way up and tried to quit the family! :) He ended up admitting later that he liked it "a little." I had fun!
Next to it was one of those, lay on your back cross your arms over your chest straight down slides. I've ridden them before and loved them, but Olivia is just now tall enough, so she wanted to do it by herself. So bummed I didn't have the camera for it!!! She LOVED it!
She did get to do some smaller slides though and I had my camera ready...
After a couple hours, the clouds started rolling in, soon the thunder and some lightening began, and we made our way out. We easily could have stayed a few more hours, I would have loved to have brought a book and just relaxed by the play area. It was great while it lasted!

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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

Macy - 5

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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