Thursday, September 20, 2018

I Wish We Could Stay Here Forever

This post will catch us up to last Friday.  I like to stay about a week behind.  It will also finish off Woodloch.  Our last morning there we headed to breakfast with SpongeBob SquarePants.  We were still surprised that the twins loved all the characters.   
 I hold Eli up to use the urinal when I can so he doesn't have to sit on a dirty toilet seat.  The first couple of times he grossly grabbed the urinal to hold on.  I told him "no touch!"  Now when we get near a urinal he puts his hands behind his back and says no touch!
 He wanted to check out the arts and crafts room.  
 Some car riding.
 Then it was petting zoo time!

 Aden and Ariel played a little shuffle board in the rain.
 Then it was sadly time to leave.
 We had a great time and will have to come back.

Eli called this the jungle.  This is about an hour from Woodloch and 2 hours from home.  We kept seeing houses in the middle of nowhere.  Why do people live up there?  
 We stopped at Chick-fil-A on the way home.  Not my idea and I smartly did not eat anything.  
 That night Ariel had cheer practice at someone's house.  
 Putting their sleeping bags away.

 Mary Poppins?
Nice note from Aden's teacher.
Not sure if we should be concerned but Eli loves to wear girl's shoes.  Ariel keeps hiding hers because she hates when he does that.

Let's go play!

 I love how the little ones play with the big ones.
It's getting dark so early.
They love their books!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Cupcake Wars

It's Wednesday night.  The fasting wasn't too bad today.  We all got up early and went to 8:30 services.  The kids had a hard time sitting still.  The rest of the day was spent cleaning the house and setting up for dinner.  That's hard to do when you are hungry!  Dinner turned out great.  Everyone seemed happy.  Let's get back to Woodloch.  Last Monday, we woke to a cold rain.  
 I guess the next time we will try and get in the lake.
 Cookie Monster at breakfast.

 Then we went to cupcake wars.  
 It was in the theater and was packed.  The theme was a food we like to eat.  
 We decided to make a slice of pizza.  
 Everyone helped.
 Melissa and I took the lead.
 I think it came out pretty well.  
 That was till I saw the competition.  Some of them were amazing!

 This was the winner.  All made from cupcakes and icing!

 Pool time.

 Then it was nap time for the twins.
 Some golf for the older kids.  
 Jake the Pirate was at dinner.
 Eli talked to everyone!  
 Hey Gwen!
 We had some time before the next activity so we headed for the indoor play area.

It was football and horse racing time.
They played Monday Night Football on the tv.  In front of that, they had a bunch of horses set up.  We actually bet money on the horses.  A guy would role dice and move the horses.  It got exciting!  People were screaming for their horses.  I didn't win any money.