Wednesday, October 15, 2008

No school for a week

When I was growing up school would always start in September and all the school kids would look forward to MEA. That is a statewide falls on a Thursday and Friday in October. My kids really lucked out because their school district gives them the entire week off. In years past we have taken trips to Michigan to visit family, or a fun visit to Nauvoo, Il or a trip to Duluth MN. This year we have stayed home. We are taking different day trips each day.

Here's MONDAY:
I seem to be the only one in the family that understands and lives by the theory that if you don't have to get up in the morning then don't. I slept in until about 9:30. I did hear things...I heard Ry say that he would make pancakes for everyone. I had no problem rolling over and sleeping. Glad that they were fed. Oh the joys of older kids..and Krusteaz pancake mix.

This was his first time making pancakes. Andrew said they were really good. (Ryan is not responsible for all the mess..I am one that is OK with going to bed with dirty dishes in the sink around the sink. Where ever)

Grandpa was nice enough to invite us out to MOA. We had a yummy lunch at the food court and then we hit some rides. I have to say he did a great job packing for the outing. He brought a backpack filled with cookies and water. I, on the other hand, did not bring anything. Nicely done Dad! We lucked out because the place was basically empty...except we did run into our fun friends the Davis' from church. They had the same great idea. Each kiddo got to have 12 points. They each choose their favorite two rides. Ryan and Emily both decided on the Spat-o-sphere. Andrew chose the WonderPets ride. He got to ride it twice because it was less points. It is like the Splat-o-sphere but less scary. (Andrew did the Splat-o-Sphere once..liked it, but is not interested in doing it again until he is bigger)We then all went on an oldie but goodie..the log ride. It is nice because it is a fun ride and really you don't get too wet. There are some good hills. Good timesSuprise...we had some extra points so they all got a fun bonus ride on the Backyardagins swing ride. They had a blast. Thanks Grandpa for a great idea and a super fun day.


amyg said...

Don't let my kids see this. Our Fall break at home was much more AT HOME than this. Looks like fun.

Lauren said...

I totally remember most of the rides like that. I definately need to come out and hit some of them up :]