Sunday, September 20, 2009
I flew out to Chicago with Dakota to get her settled into her new college. I forgot how amazing of a city Chicago is. The pictures didn't turn out very well, though. Ray flew out a couple of days later and spent two days there with us. My sister and her girls watched my other kids while we were gone. My kids had a great time with them.
We went to a local water park to celebrate my nephew's birthday. We all had a great time. I bought summer passes for Brayden and I and we had gone a few times in the last couple of months. He is a really good swimmer, so I didn't have to worry too much. We always went with cousins so he had kids to swim with. This time there were a ton of older kids to help me with the girls and they all had a great time. Brookelyn went down a slide on an inner tube by herself several times and loved it.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I took all five kids with me to spend a couple in San Diego. It was a little tricky making it "fun" for all of them since the younger three took turns being hard. We went to S*a World the first day and then went back to the hotel after dinner. I was able to get a very nice hotel for a great price. The good thing was that it was just a few minutes away from S*a World and it had a couple of pools with slides for little kids. The problem was that it didn't have a different pool for adults, so that meant the older kids couldn't really swim.
We had a full summer with swim practice for Brayden four days a week, swim lessons for Brookelyn four days a week, jumpstart to kindergarten for Brayden five full days a week, soccer week and trying to visit several colleges with Colton. REALLY, REALLY BUSY SUMMER. Brayden was the only five year old to be invited to the Swim Finals, which is amazing since he couldn't swim more than twenty feet on his own when he started on the team.