Saturday, June 28, 2008

The ultimate Kid's Day

The Worth family celebrates Kid's Day every year on June 25th. This year we celebrated two days late, but had an excellent reason for the delay. Roger's company holds a summer family party every year and this year it was at Kennywood. What better way to celebrate Kid's day than at the amusement park? It was our first trip there and we had the best time. It was a little hot, but other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The girls couldn't get enough of Kiddieland and I couldn't get enough of watching them have fun on the rides. I was so shocked with Ashby. Right when we got there she wanted to go on the roller coasters that she saw. Kennywood has a number of old wooden roller coasters and Ashby wanted to go on every one. I kind of thought she would be too scared to try, but she sure showed me. Roger and Ashby had a great time going on all the big rides. Roger said she would throw her arms in the air to go down the hills. She really wanted to go on the Phantom's Revenge (the biggest steel coaster they have) but she was an inch too short. She was so disappointed. I looked and her and wondered where in the world she came from, I couldn't believe it. By the way, have you ever gone to an amusement park and not been able to ride any of the rides? It wasn't so was hard to see all the cool rides I'd never been on and not go. But I guess it's important to stay healthy, right?

I really was a poor photographer. It's also really hard to take pictures of kids on rides!

Here's Ashby and Avery waiting for the plane ride to begin.

Avery on the Whippersnapper. It was this ride that goes in an oval, but it would whip them around the corners. Roger and I have never laughed so hard as we did watching the girls. They loved it so much. I know the picture is blurry, but can you see the joy on Avery's face?

And of course, the traditional Kid's Day carousel ride. This was the carousel in Kiddieland, but they also rode the big carousel.

Avery living it up on the big carousel, she's looks like she's having so much fun.

Even though I couldn't go on that many rides, there were certainly some that were my speed in Kiddieland. Here's the three of us on the Turtle Chase. Yep, I know, I look like I barely fit, you can stop pointing and laughing now.

Kid's Day would not be complete without a treat of your choice. The girls both chose Rainbow Ice Dippin' Dots. Disgusting.... have you ever tried them? They freeze to your tongue, not something I enjoy.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Get it together

Summer has been lazy and fun so far. We've been sleeping in and really not doing too much except for spending time together and spending time outside. The only thing that's really been on my mind lately is baby, baby, baby. Maybe it has something to do with my expanding waistline. Wait, did I say waistline? I no longer have one of those so I guess I can just refer to that area as my large, round midsection. That gets the point across, right? It is definitely time for a new top five. I actually break out in a cold sweat when I think about having a baby. Avery will be four when the new baby is born and I'm almost positive I will have forgotten everything and it will be just as frustrating as the first time. I am excited though and that's the new top five.

Top five reasons I can't wait to have our new baby here:

1. You gotta admit how much you love that new baby cry. Yes it can cause panic and fear, but really it's so much cuter than a toddler wail.

2. They have such little toes and fingers, I can't get enough of 'em.

3. I actually am really looking forward to the chance to teach the girls how to take care of a baby. I always wanted a baby brother, my girls will have that chance. They are both old enough now that hopefully they will appreciate the new experiences a baby brings.

4. Roger and I both absolutely love holding a sleeping newborn. It's so great how they curl right up on your chest and go to sleep, I can't wait.

5. The joy of having a sweet new spirit here to take care of makes all the thoughts of sleepless nights, breastfeeding, diaper changes and spit up worth it!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The greatest song ever sung

Avery sings all the time. She makes up words to the tune in her head all day long. Her favorite places to sing are the shower and while she's going to the bathroom. Today I was fixing her hair while she was washing her hands and caught a few words of her song. She mumbles so I usually don't catch what she's singing about, however I'm quite certain that today she said "Jesus Christ is after you." I was trying so hard not to laugh because I didn't want to embarrass her, but does it get any better than that?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The winners are...

...quite a few of you actually. It's a pin cushion. I wouldn't have guessed correctly, so I'm glad that plenty of you did. There were lots of other really good suggestions too. There were a few for ring pillow. I could definitely make it into one, I'd just have to figure out how to attach the rings. I also really liked the idea of a sachet. What could I put inside to make it smell nice? I do have to mention that Natalie's comment was by far the best. I laughed so hard when I read it. I hope she doesn't mind me posting it, it was great...

" first thought was something to stick a tooth in for the tooth fairy - but you would keep that for the girls, wouldn't you? I also thought maybe it was a pillow to put in between your legs at night while you sleep (isn't that more comfy when you are pregnant?? I wouldn't know), but then realized 4 inches wouldn't be much help for that. A baby doll pillow? A really cushy coaster? Something for the coffee table? One of those things with rice in the middle that you put in the microwave and heat up when you have cramps? Maybe not - is that thing on the top metal? Probably wouldn't be compatible with the microwave.I'm not very good at this game... "

Oh man, a really cushy coaster... that's so great, thanks Natalie!!!

So Kari, Brynn, Kelly and Nancy all guessed correctly. If you want a pin cushion, one's on it's way, just accept or deny in the comments!

If anyone else would like a pin cushion, just let me know. They won't all look like that one, but close. I've got some purple or blue fabric as well (for the circle on top). Just let me know! Thanks everyone for playing.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Name it and win it and beginnings

The girls insisted on having their hair straightened today. I was hoping to have a few more years before they hated the way their hair was, but it looks like it's beginning already. I know I always hated my curls. Still do, well I don't really have that many curls anymore, just waves which is really, really annoying.

A change is kind of nice sometimes, they look so cute huh?

I saw the idea for this project a little while ago and thought I would try it out. What good is something though if people don't know what it is? So here's the thing...if you can name my intended purpose for this item and you want it, I will send it to you. I would also like to hear any alternate uses that people can think of...

This item is about 4 inches by 4 inches.. happy guessing!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Summer for a weekend

Really I'm glad it's not quite summer yet. Because summer in Pittsburgh means awful sticky heat. But we had a nice glimpse of an un-humid summer last weekend. After a long day of dirty, dusty demolition and sweaty yard work, what's the best way to cool down? A run through the sprinkler of course!
Ashby in action. She loved it. Last year she wouldn't go in the eye of the sprinkler, this year she couldn't get close enough!

Avery was a little nervous about it. She stayed mostly on the periphery.

Roger couldn't get enough either. How 'bout his swimsuit? I mostly like Avery running in the background, silly little monkey!