Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday Snapshots

(more "life" updates soon, been a crazy/rough/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel kind of week...)

Today Olivia and Liam and I headed to Six Flags to activate our season passes.

The kids get big, friend birthday parties at ages 5, 10, and 16, so this summer is Olivia's big 10th birthday.

When we were discussing her party and talking through options, she decided instead of a big party with many friends, that she'd like to invite three friends and go to Six Flags for the day.

Upon researching, I discovered that for only $60 MORE, we could get season passes for the four of us, as the days we would go for her party were bring a friend for just $15 days on the season passes, so we opted to go for the passes!

The weather, which was wonderful early in the week, turned COLD and RAINY!

But we had three GREAT hours to start the day and because of the weather there was hardly anyone there!

That meant we were able to go on most everything with little wait.

And Olivia who is now tall enough to ride anything (her goal for oh-so-long), was able to go on the rides she has LONGED to ride while Liam and I waited!

This series of pics makes me cry for laughing so hard! He talked about riding a "little" coaster all day, so when we finally got there he was thrilled!

But once it was actually going he HATED it and Olivia and I could NOT help but just CRACK UP (poor kid!).

Phew, all over!

Started raining right as we were about to leave! A great morning!

Afterwards, we headed to a nearby mall for lunch and a little shopping (found some AMAZING deals!).

The weather didn't stop US! :)


Kathy C. said...

looks like a cold (but fun) day!

Holly said...

You are such a fun Mommy! Can't wait until one more treasure has joined your fold!

Thank you Lisa for the sweet blog hug. Thinking of you often! Praying for you with the situation with B. You are both amazing and in my prayers daily!

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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!

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