"The real winners in life are people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better." - Barbara Pletcher

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Good Fortune

"You'll accomplish more later if you have a little fun this weekend."

This was my fortune last week after a delicious cashew chicken dinner, shared with my girl Ry who came to work with me Thursday evening.

And a little fun we certainly had.

This is how it started...

This is how it ended...

And this is what we did in between...

We entertained toddlers in the car...

We stopped and ate at McDonald's.  Isn't that the law for a road trip? 

We stuffed entire nuggets in our mouth...

We checked out the view from our room.

We ate expensive hot dogs and super expensive (but incredibly tasty) grilled cheese sandwiches.

And, we used a LOT of ketchup.  And no one cared...it's vacation, you can use as much ketchup as you want, and use your hand to spread it on your $4 hot dog ;)

We made wishes and threw pennies into mall fountains, waaaay past our bedtime.

We finally got into bed, but we were having waaaaay too much fun to sleep ;)

We forced little kids to take pictures in life jackets before they got to play...

We had a BLAST in the water...

We took breaks for snacks.  Rugger was looking forward to nachos and pretzels, and I'm pretty sure he got his fill.  (Massive amounts of cheese this time, as opposed to the ketchup!)

We spent hours on these slides.  Literally, HOURS.

We laughed at the boys.

This is Mitch's favorite thing ever.  They lean down two inches from the hole where the water disappeared only to have it shoot back into their face.  The boys laugh hysterically every time, and it never gets old. 

We rode tubes down slides that scared the pudding out of me!

We spent one evening at a ball game.

We think it was probably the hottest night of the year.

We ate lots of cold stuff.

We went up and down those stairs a few dozen times...

We snuggled on laps, until I thought we had actually melted together ;)

We I lost Reise and spent the scariest minutes of my entire life looking for her.  She was sitting in our seats with Mitch the whole time.  We I bawled like a baby, and she promised to never run ahead of me again. 

We had bedtime snacks on the floor.

Then we got up the next day and did it all again.

We definitely had a little fun.  We had so much fun. 

Now, let's see how much I accomplish  this week...

Choosing to love,


Stefanie Rowe said... Best Blogger Tips

Well you have convinced me to take a family vacation to KC. This looks incredible and I know you will TREASURE those memories with your little chickens. You are a great mom, Becky.

Kendra Schleicher said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds fabulous! Can't wait until our turn in August!!!
PS I totally cried like an idiot at Kohls one time after losing Eli!

Katie Bateman said... Best Blogger Tips

Beck! I didnt know you had a blog...and am loving reading it. You are AMAZING. You have such a great sense of humor, and are the best mom! We need to get together soon...maybe a happy hour date?