Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More Water Fun

"Our" waterpark turned 16 this year and had a birthday party. After several hours of playing at the park we enjoyed the fun treats they had for the party. We were excited to find out that they had a free cup of Dippin' Dots, yum!!! We also got a free slice of pizza and popcorn. The girls got balloon animals and played some games. We had a blast!!!

A week or so later the big girls got to be a part of something pretty neat. They participated in the World's Largest Swim Lesson and they were apart of a World Record. The cool part for us was that they received a free lesson and 2 free tickets to the waterpark. Sorry no fun pictures of this, I forgot my camera. I did take some pics of the girls playing in the backyard in their little pool. They love it and going for the bigger one with a slide was a great choice. Peyton loves it so much. She can slide like 40 times in a row. They have on some cute matching swimsuits, which is actually a funny story. Peyton got hers as a hand me down and it is actually too small. We've already passed it on to another friend. Cameron & Taylor got theirs from Cici this past Christmas and she got a good deal on them. So here's more fun in the sun!!! They have said this is the hottest June we've had in a long time.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The beginning of Summer!!!

I'm working at our local waterpark again this summer. I got a job in the cash office, so that our family can go play at the park. We wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise. Our city doesn't have a city pool and we don't live in a neighborhood with a pool, plus it will be about 100 most of our summer. What our city has is the 2nd largest waterpark in the DFW metroplex, unfortunately it's pretty pricey. We'd love to buy season passes, but the absolute cheapest that would be is $200. There's just no way we could shell out $200 for play. So in comes my summer gig. For anyone who knows me even just a little bit knows that I love waterparks. I spent a big part of my life working at waterparks. I lifeguarded at Adventure River in Memphis when I was in high school, of course it wasn't actually called that-it was called Wild, Water, & Wheels. I spent 3 summers at Hurricane Harbor here in TX. Well I've hung up my guard suit for now. If I was to be a guard again I would want to be a lead, but they're expected to work about 5 days a week. I have no desire to work 5 days a week. I still wanna be a stay at home mommy and I want to play at this waterpark. So here's a couple of pics of us at the waterpark. I need to take more! I thought about that today as we were playing again at "our" waterpark as the girls call it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


May has been good. I finished Sonshine and started my summer job at the waterpark around the corner from our house. We have had a couple of setbacks. The day before Cameron & Taylor's pre-k graduation Taylor accidentally had a peanut granola bar. She went into anaphylactic shock and it was crazy. I took her to the urgent care and she was transferred to the children's hospital in Ft. Worth. After 2 rounds of Epi and several other meds into her IV she started doing much better. Thank goodness because we had a graduation to go to. I teach pre-k and of course my big girls were graduating. We were so proud of them.

Taylor with her teachers. (Mrs. Laura & Mrs. Liz)
Taylor singing during the program.

Cameron with her teachers. (Mrs. Jennifer & Mrs. Tracy)
Cameron singing during the program.

A few days after graduation the girls had their final gymnastics class at the rec. center. Here are some pics of their last class. They're getting so big!!!! I can't believe they'll be starting Kindergarten in the fall.

Catching Up

Well it's been a while, sorry! I have become a facebookaholic and it has distracted me from my blog. Oh and we had a pretty tough winter/spring in our house.

A short recap for anyone who might not have known all of our chaos. So in Nov. the girls & I were rear-ended while sitting at a red light on our way home from school. An elderly gentleman just assumed I was driving through a yellow/red light, when reality was I stopped. Then like 3 days later Peyton fell off a kitchen chair and then passed out. She came to pretty quickly, but I couldn't keep her awake. So off to the ER we go.

As Christmas came the girls and I headed to TN and spent the 1st week there sick. I was miserable. Then we found out Dustin's MeeMaw fell and broke her hip. She went in for surgery the next day and that evening she passed away. We were so thankful to be have all the family together for her funeral. On our way home on Christmas Eve we drove through floods in Arkansas. Then we were shocked to find out that it was snowing in TX. And oh my by the time we crossed over the lake entering into the metroplex of DFW the ice was pretty bad. It took us like 4 or 5 hours to drive what should have been 1 hour. It was scary and crazy. We left Memohis around 9am. and got home at 11pm. Oh and Santa still had to come see 3 little girls in the morning. Yikes!

As far as I can remember January was semi uneventful. Then February came and oh my! Taylor had an asthma attack. So off to the ER we went. I was actually thinking we might not have to stay this trip, but shortly after getting to the ER she went downhill. They admitted her and she proceeded to get worse. At her worst she was on 12 Liters of oxygen and it was kind of scary. After 6 days in the hospital we were discharged and so ready to go home. Unfortunately I went home with a nasty stomach bug. No fun! Then we started trading out sickness from one family member to another. In April, Taylor had another nights stay in the hospital.

So it's been quite crazy around here!