Monday, August 27, 2007
Then, we went to the thrift store, and I bought 3 pairs of pants for my son who is so hard to buy for because he has a tiny waist, but is so tall. Three pairs of pants and a Kate Spade bag for a total of $11. Not bad! I'm still trying to figure out if the Kate Spade is a fake; it's quite likely, but I don't care. It's a really cute bag. Then, grocery shopping and back home. My baby ate lunch and is down for a nap. I even mopped my kitchen floor! It's so beautiful. By tonight, I'm sure it will be all gross again. So far, it's a good first day of school. I'll see how my Kindergartener and Second Grade fared. In a few minutes, I'm off to face the huge pick up lines at school. No fun, especially the first day.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
We had a lot of fun. However, some of the rides were down and we stood in line for over 50 minutes on a few rides. The Gully washer was a lot of fun. My 5 year old's favorite was the train. The whole day, he kept asking. "where's the train?" They have a water park too which I think we all enjoyed the most as we were able to cool down a bit. We had anticipated renting a locker so I brought a handful of quarters which we didn't use. Lockers were $13 and took credit cards, not coins. I don't think I had $13 worth of quarters anyway.
The water rides were packed as well. We stood in line for over 30 minutes for the Texas Tumble which was quite a thrill. The bad part of it was listening to my 5 year old complain the whole time that he didn't want to ride it. It did look a little scary. He even double checked to see if he was to short to ride it. Unfortunately for him, he was tall enough. Quite a disappointment to him. He screamed the whole way down, but the rest of us really enjoyed it. So despite, the heat and long lines, we really did have a fun time. It's the first time my kids have been to a theme park. It's not our thing; it's just to expensive and I can't usually justify the expense. But, you can't beat a free outing. All we spent was the $13 for the locker and $4 for cotton candy that my 5 year old really wanted. It was the least I could do for making him wait in a long line for a scary ride he didn't want to do. Also, it's the first time he's ever had cotton candy. I really do deprive my kids, don't I? Five years old and has never had cotton candy. What kind of mom am I?
So, theme parks are okay, I guess. It was a lot of fun, but not if you have to pay for it. I don't think we'll ever make it to Disney or anything like that. My poor kids! It just seems like too much trouble and money. Maybe we'll try Sea World next. We've lived in San Antonio for over 4 years and have never gone. Man, I do deprive my kids.
Maybe next year, my husband's work will treat us all again. That would be fun!
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Four Jobs I've Had:
Program Coordinator for Centro de la Familia de Utah's foster care program
Office Manager for Chiropractor
Four Places I've Lived:
Salt Lake City, UT
North Plainfield, NJ
New Orleans, LA
Four Favorite TV Shows:
Santa Barbara (soap opera)
Four Favorite Foods:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Four Websites I Frequent:
San Antonio Public Library Website
Four Places I'd Rather Be Right Now:
Reading in bed
At the movies (watching something non animated and not chasing a two year old down the aisle.)
Four Movies I Love:
Pride & Prejudice
Anne of Green Gables
The Cutting Edge
Four Bloggers I Tag Next:
Monday, August 6, 2007
1. Persuasion by Jane Austen- finished
2. Until Proven Guilty by Betsy Brannon Green- another 70 pages to go
3. Silas Marner by George Eliot
4. Parenting the Asperger Child by Alan Sohn and Cathy Grayson- halfway through
5. Nothing To Regret by Tristi Pinkston- finished
6. My Monterrey (unpublished manuscript by Claudia Armann, my sister)- read 90 pages so far
7. Perfect Timing by Michele Ashman Bell- I love her books, but couldn't get into this one. Perhaps in a few months, replaced with Gabriel's Angel by Nora Roberts- finished
8. The Cubicle Next Door by Siri Mitchell -finished
9. Perfect Targets by Rebekah Heinrichs
10. My People by Gordon Laws
11. It Takes A Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton
12. Norah's Ark by Siri Mitchell- decided not to read another Mitchell book, replaced with River's End by Nora Roberts- finished
13. Frienships the Aspie Way by Wendy Lawson- I read a little, but found it wasn't what I was looking for. This book deals with friendships as an adult with Asperger's. I was looking for a book about helping my son who has Asperger's with friendships. I'm not going to finish it. I'm replacing it with Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.