Each summer our childcare program is closed for a few days at the end of the school year and for a few days before school begins again. It involves some juggling and this week my mom took 3 days off to spend with the boys.
Monday we spent 3-1/2 hours at Kennywood; it was . . . → Read More: They Even Went TownTown – Ruslan and Wyatt’s Summer Break
Scott and I took the kids to Kennywood today and I took a lot of pictures…so many pictures that after I deleted ~100 (blurry, bad light, duplicates, etc), I still have 170 to go through and find my favorites. We had a lot of fun!
At one point I was waiting for Scott and . . . → Read More: Impromptu Kennywood Dance Party
Water Rides seem like a great idea on a hot summer day at an amusement park and there is no doubt that the water provides a cool down. However, boarding the ride you sit on a wet seat and the bottom of the “boat” is often covered in water so your feet are immediately . . . → Read More: Water Rides – Love Them or Hate Them
At 40 years old I’ve only had 5 employers. My first job experience was working at a fast food restaurant (Long John Silvers) in high school. 5 of my friends worked in the same location and we managed to have some fun at work while doing a good job as well. I think that . . . → Read More: My Greatest Accomplishment (according to Juliana)
Each day the boys come home from childcare with a paper with notes about what they did, ate, diaper changes, etc. It used to include a note at the top of the page that said, “Today I was _____” and they would add a smiley face or sad face or a comment. A few . . . → Read More: Wyatt – Always Thinking
This is Juliana on her first trip to Kennywood – she was 10 months old. Those 2 little teeth, they are gone and have been replaced by big teeth.
She spent most of the day riding around in her stroller enthralled with the sounds and activity all around her. She only went on . . . → Read More: Who is this Big Kid
The past 2 summers have been a bit difficult for us at Kennywood. Juliana was in between rides – the kiddie land rides were too slow and not exciting enough and she wasn’t tall enough for many of the larger rides. We spent all of our time going on the same rides over and . . . → Read More: Kennywood – What a Difference a Few Inches Makes
I didn’t take my camera to Kennywood with us for 2 reasons: I was planning to go on big rides and my dad was with us to take pictures. We planned well and took both sets of Grandparents with us and we met friends who have a child Juliana’s age. At one point Juliana . . . → Read More: Kennywood
There is nothing like the first hill on the first roller coaster ride of a beautiful day. This picture sums up my love of roller coasters – riding in the last row for maximum air, hands raised, smiling and screaming into the wind. Where else can you plunge hundreds of feet straight toward the ground and . . . → Read More: My Love of Roller Coasters
With Juliana’s love of the “big kid rides” we haven’t spent too much time in Kiddieland the past 2 years. That changed when we took the boys this week. It was the first time that they were able to go on the rides. It was not their first trip to Kennywood however the only . . . → Read More: Kennywood – Back to Kiddieland