Last weekend, the boys went camping and Sophie had her dance recital.  On Sunday morning, Tony gave me a call while they were breaking camp and had a crazy suggestion.  He wanted to take the kids to Holiday World for the day.  It was a totally insane idea, but at the same time it wasn’t, because we don’t have any more free weekends for a long time.  We didn’t tell the kids where we were going until we got there.  The weather was cool and cloudy, so we only lasted long enough in the water park to do our favorite things.  However, the park was practically empty and we walked on to every ride.  Tony even rode the Raven twice without getting off.

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Tony sprained his ankle in our backyard while unloading camp gear.  I suggested we stay home, but he insisted he was fine.  Of course, the walking made it swell.  Thank goodness for first aid!  They wrapped him up and he was (almost) as good as new.GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Poor Santa was just sitting all alone when we stopped for a snack.  We got to spend uninterrupted time with him, and each of the kids got a stuffed mouse.  Sophie was afraid (she was afraid of everything at Holiday World), but she got lured in by the idea of a free “pet” that she could only get if she went up to take it from Santa.  When she got close, Santa grabbed her up for a hug before she could protest and I got my picture!  Her eyes show a mixture of terror and happiness.  Poor kid.

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This is probably the last year Aidan “fish face” will be short enough to ride the kiddie rides.

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Sophie threw a fit on the carousel as well.  I forced her to stay on it.  She’s going to be in therapy for years.GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

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On Thursday, we took the kids to meet an Honor Flight at the airport.  If you don’t know, an Honor Flight flies World War II veterans to D.C. to see the World War II memorial and then brings them back again in the same day.  We knew someone from church taking the Honor Flight, but the Cub Scouts had been planning to go anyway.

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Looking forward to more exciting things this summer!

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