Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Heaven is a nest on the beach

It's Knott that Scarry, I promise...

Loving the Mining Ride- 1 of Paytie's faves

Auntie Susan and the girls, ready for some fun!

The Vipor, back, down, around and again...

Hold on tight you guys!!!

We love our Snoopy! He's the best!

Five things that I love about Knott's Berry Farm:

1. The nostalgia from being a nine year old and reliving it through my nine year old.

2. The Charlie Brown Gang

3. The look on Payton's face before, during and after the "freaky" rides.

4. Being able to walk onto every ride without waiting in lines.

5. The FOOD- have you ever ordered a Knott's Chicken Dinner? YUMMY-make sure to get berry pie added to that for pure satisfaction!

We had an amazing day, the weather was awesome, there were no crowds, we did walk right up to every ride over and over again, and it was priceless time with Aunt Susan! The kids could have passed on the Knott's Scary Farm theme however, but they have a whole new appreciation for skeletons, and "dead guys." Really honey, it's just a stupid plastic thing they buy at the dollar store, it's ok!! I promise! And, hey mom, why are all of the fake worker dudes heads covered with sacks? Well, you really don't want to know do you? No, that's ok mom, thanks.

Love those babies

Taadaa~! She was telling me that she felt like such a star there at the beach, having it all to herself. Everyone else in the vicinity was donning a sweatshirt, while my littlest babe's lips were turning blue. Not to worry, we had nice warm fuzzy towels waiting after they took their freezing ice shower to remove partial sand. Thus, pure heaven, perfect day at the beach, aah such tourists!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Back to Business

Well, I re-read my whining and changed the post to "Cleaning Sucks!" Brief, to the point, there it is. But I did really relate to this cartoon, and my moment for the day was, it's always great to have a special niece call you and ask you for your yummy recipe, she really made my day! Thanks Christine, your'e a sweetheart~

Thursday, October 9, 2008

SNOW- Oh NO!! Not already.....

Guess what? As I'm sitting in sunny California, it's in the 90's, and was in the 100's for our Magical Kingdom day, I just got word last night from the father-in-law that it's supposed to snow in IDEEHO! Oh good, it will be good, no more mowing and watering, we'll watch to see what's to come..... Wish me luck on a few more husband at home days, cuz it's going to end real soon. At least a couple of my friends will get theirs back from farming. So, let me know what happens...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Oh Man, Disneyland

Well, our week has been really fun, and still a few more days to go. We headed to Knott's Berry Farm, well, Knott's Scarry Farm. It was a Ghost Town literally, so we walked up to all of the rides. That is always a bonus, I think my kids really had fun, there were too many skeletons for Lindsey, but she loved Lucy's Tugboat, and the Camp Snoopy. Abbie is such a daredevil, she hasn't been afraid of anything. Lindsey on the other hand has been afraid of most of the "things." Poor girl, we keep telling her, "Don't worry, this next ride will be better," then it's either faster, or creepier. She's survived, but has probably has some trust issues at this point. Marshall's brother and family met up with us at Disney on Tuesday, and Anaheim had record breaking heat wave 104 degrees, Whew! We bought one of those water/fan thingies and sprayed everyone down, it was great, then we laughed a bunch, screamed like chickens, and chased the kids all over Disney. It was great! We were lucky/in the right place/right time, and won passes to a special give away- there were 35,000 in the park that day, and they handed out 500 passes to stay an hour after the park closed, just the pass holders. Wow, I ran all over the place my legs killed the next day. It was so worth it, and I needed to burn off the days calories and the cokes I drank, so ya, I needed the jog. We were able to get 7 rides in an hour. We got stuck on Indiana Jones, and I thought Payton was going to die. I made the huge mistake of saying- wow, what if we had to stay here all night- he freaked out, when they finally turned it back on, they told us we could go again- we told him to stay and he pushed and punched my nephew to fight his way off the ride. He waited with the attendants, and was very glad to get off the freaky jeep. We ended up being in the park for 12 hours, the kids were troopers, and we had a Magical Experience. Yes, wait in line for Dumbo if you have little ones. It was worth every penny. Cheers!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Where a kid can be a kid!

I'm in a hotel room right now blogging! Yes the title is true, we caved and gave into our precious little daughter's birthday wish. Actually, we surprised her because we had to travel on her birthday. We asked her if she wanted to know where we were going for dinner and she wanted to be surprised. Lindsey, when she was only 2 1/2, said the funniest thing- It went like this...

On our way home from church in Marysville, she said " I want to talk to Jesus," (two year old talk of course) or that's what we thought she said. Both Marshall and I were very impressed by our little girl, and I responded, "Oh, you sweetie, you want to talk to Jesus?" "No! I want to chalk to cheesus." Again I said " Oh, you want to talk to Jesus, that's so nice honey." "No, Mommy! I want Chuck E. Cheeses!" Oh, you want Chuck E Cheese, that's great... Isn't advertising a special thing? The other day I told Des. "Man, they torture us parents here in Idaho Falls, they run all the ads for big cities, and our kids beg to go to and we don't have it." Then we decided to end the begging and take her last night. It was the normal thing, delicious pizza (was Marshall's comment-kidding of course) and chocolate cake- Lindsey said "This cake is a little different isn't it mommy?" We had a great time, won lots of tickets, and let them run all over. Today is swimming, exploring in Salt Lake if we have time and then on to Disney Land. I can't wait to go myself. I can't wait to see the expression on the girls' faces when they see the castle. For Payton, anything with trains will be his fav., and for Marshall, we'll just work on crowd control. He's not a true lover of waiting in lines. Does anyone else see phobias creep up on their husbands when they get thrown into crowds? He has interesting quirks that only show up in certain situations. Of course, that's not how he sees it, but it makes me smile, and remember all the silly things that he does that I love. Especially when he travels and I miss his magazine inserts thrown on the floor, his socks in endless places, and his scratchy face kisses that seem to make everything better... So we should have some interesting adventures, we've conquered Chuck E. Cheese, and we're off to Disney Land... Stay tuned for more of who knows what...