Hey all!! It's been five days since my last blog entry and I've been lost without you all. So much going on that I didn't have time to sit and write really.
So, we took Payton and Rose to Kalahari for Payton's birthday. They were both very surprised and had a great time. The first day was mostly spent on the lazy river and in the wave pool. They were too big for the Safari Kids area, but not quite confident to be in the youth area (with the big bucket). But the second day, they finally got the confidence to brave the waterslides all by themselves. It's probably at 15-20 second ride down the slide. I stood at the top with them and Matt was waiting for them at the bottom. I practically had to push them down the slide, but after the first time, they were addicted.
I was really impressed by the park and the hotel. The dry play area was a bit disappointing as it needed a lot of repair for the "guns" to work, but they had fun running around anyway. We also participated in the crafts both days we were there and story time by the big fireplace before bed. We played putt-putt and then played at the arcade quite a bit as well.
Here are a few pictures (click on each to make them bigger):
There are many more in our family picasa photo album.
Since coming home Friday, we've been trying to catch up on sleep and housework. Saturday was Webkinz Extravaganza, so Matt took Payton to get "a few" more webkinz for his collection. I think we ended up with 8 new ones.
Sunday, we had a great day at church. Payton sat with us this week because he had a sore throat, and although no fever, I didn't want him passing that around. He sat quietly next to us and colored in his coloring books and even sang a few songs with us. I was really impressed.
Sunday night was the kick-off at church for "small groups". We're reading a book called "In a pit with a lion on a snowy day" by Mark Batterson. It's about how God puts "lions", or opportunities, in front of us and we have to chose if we'll run or tackle the lion. Many of these situations seem too big or dangerous or impossible even, and we make excuses and back away. But God wants us to tackle the lion as Benaiah did in 2 Samuel. Great book. It's a 7 week series and I'm hoping to get a lot out of it.
Well, I need to go do laundry. More. And I haven't eaten lunch yet. But I did make it to the gym! I'm down a total of 15.8 lbs since January! YEAH!!
Catch up with you all soon!