Sunday, July 27, 2008

Beach Week (part two)

Then on Friday we had a beach party! Which really just means that they got to put on their suits and play in the water, but we got to pretend we were at the beach and the sun was out so we were all happy. It took well over 45 minutes for us to get all eleven of our kids diapers changed, clothes changed and into their suits, and all sunscreened up! It was quite the process. And then after the party it took us another good 45 minutes to get their suits off, diapers changed, and back into their clothes. Needless to say Heather and I were exhausted by lunch time and were definitely ready for a nap when the kids went down! But we all had a good time, especially little Olivia-

Now I put these pictures in this order because this is how it went for Olivia. She spent the entire half an hour in this little pool and she enjoyed every minute of it. She soaked up the well as the water. Her diaper soaked up as much water as it possibly could have and she had quite the bubble butt when I pulled her out of the pool. Her butt was just too funny that I had to take a picture of it. And even though it was well over 80 degrees by 9:30 in Pennsylvlania and this little ones lips were starting to turn blue because she was so chilly. So I grabbed her towel and got her as dry as I possibly could have and then wrapped her up like a little burrito! Isn't she just so stinkin' adorable. I love this girl.

Now being the cool and dedicated teacher that I am I went out and bought a bunch of squirt bottles so that my kids could squirt each other without associating the tool with a gun, crazy world we live in. They had so much fun. Some of the kids absolutely hated getting squired while others were getting squirted right in the face by accident but were totally having a great time. The kids got my legs and ton and they even managed to get the Grandma that helps out in my room. She was wearing socks, shoes, and even long pants. But little Shawn would lift up her pant leg the best he could and squirt her ankle, it was so funny. It was good week at Treasured Times in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.

Beach Week (part one)

It was an eventful week at work last week. It was beach week! On Tuesday everyone brought their sunglasses. In the morning during outside time it was raining so the kids had fun wearing their sunglasses inside. They quickly learned that you can't see too well with them on. But luckily that afternoon we got to go out in the sun and they kept them on for about five minutes longer than they did that morning. They sure did look cute though!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Travis and I met up with some of his friends from school in Pittsburgh and went to Kennywood. Kennywood is an amusement park with thirty-one rollercoasters and three of them were water rides. They had some of the usual that it seems like every amusement park has, a white wooden rollercoaster, the swings, water snake rapids, the log ride, this park has a ride that was like Screamer at Lagoon, and some others. It was fun, we all had a really good time. It was roasting! We all felt like we had lost ten pounds from all of the sweating but then with all of the amusement food we ate we figure that it all came out pretty even. We all got a little sun and I don't know about everyone one else but Travis and I are completely drained today. We're about two hours away from Pittsburgh so after leaving the park around 10:30...well we got home late and with church early today, well, we're tired. But here are some pictures from our adventurous day at Kennywood.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

this post is a week late

So I suppose I should write about the fourth. I had been putting it off all week just cuz I kept telling myself, 'nothing happened, it was a bust of a holiday, no one needs to hear about it.' But as I continue to think about it, it really was a great holiday. I didn't have to wake up to my alarm. I didn't have to go to work. I got to stay home and do whatever I wanted to do. So I decided to clean up my scrapbook room and work on some layouts to music that I haven't listened to in quite some time. I not only cleaned up and organized the room but I started and completed (the completed part is a big deal) two layouts! And they turned out great! When Travis got home he came in holding two boxes that I had been waiting to come in the mail all week! I have no idea how they got to me on the fourth but someone was thinking about me and I got my packages that day. After Travis and I talked for a bit and I asked him how his day went and such he didn't go down to the basement to study. Instead we got to really be with each other. Talk about whatever we wanted or not talk at all it didn't matter. What mattered was that we were together for the rest of the day. We literally just laid on the ground and chatted and just enjoyed the fact that we didn't have to be doing anything or be anywhere. It was great! We went out to dinner to Applebee's and enjoyed a lovely meal together. Then we went and saw the movie "Get Smart". And it was the perfect movie to go out and see together because it was so hilarious! We laughed together the whole movie. So we didn't get to see any family, we didn't go to any BBQ's and we saw no fireworks, which is exactly why I thought it was a bust of a holiday. But I did get to sleep in, work on my scrapbook, go out to a yummy dinner, see a movie, and I got to do it all with Travis. What more could I have asked for? So I guess I didn't need to put off telling you about our great holiday because we really enjoyed it. It was layed back and was definitely considered "a holiday."