Wednesday, May 30, 2012

End of School and Memorial Day Fun

So, it's been awhile.  We had a wonderful last week of school.  My baby girl graduated from Kindergarten and yes, I cried like a baby all week long - every party - every ceremony. 

E with her certificate

Last Friday, a local waterpark, Wild River Country, opened it's doors for kids with disabilities.  The park was only open to those kids and their families.  Best part - it was FREE!  The entrance fee was waived, the food was free and even the locker was FREE!  It is called Will Saunders Day and was sponsered by First Assembly of God Church in North Little Rock.  What a wonderful day of fun for my kiddos. 

Friday afternoon, we went to my mom's for part of the Memorial Day weekend.  We always have such a great time at my parents' house.  It's one of my favorite places to go.  My sweet mother also invited Hubby's brother's family along too.  We had a wonderful time visiting, playing in the water, fishing and eating wonderful food. 

My niece M, E, J, and C

E caught her first fish, but she refused to hold it.

L on the boat

My SIL and I had a great time on the tube.  I didn't realize it at the time, but she had never been tubing before.  She did great for the first time, especially since my dad hit EVERY wave he could find.  We were airborne several times on our little ride, but the airborne pictures are a little blurry.  I'm just glad my SIL remembered her camera so we have photographic proof of our ride. 

I have several crafty projects I'm trying to get done this summer, but unfortunately, my budget is extremely low - like free low.  I'm BROKE!  Substitutes don't get paid during the summer and Hubby's new vehicle taxes aren't helping either.  I do have a couple of spray painting projects in mind, but I'll have to get over seeing this

in my yard before I venture out there to paint anything.  YIKES!  I probably screamed loud enough for some of y'all in different states to hear me.  I'm sure I'll dream of snakes tonight.  ICK!



  1. Oh Mercy! Get that snake outta here!!

  2. Congrats to your little girl growing up! Awww!

    I've never been tubing before either, but it looks fun. What happens if you let go?

  3. Your little girl looks so sweet, Tanya! Just wait 'til she graduates from high school, then heads off to college. That's when the real tears start to flow! I love going to the lake for a fun time! I'm a huge fan of tubing! Glad y'all had a blast!

  4. By the way...what kind of icky snake is that? BLECH!!!

  5. It sounds like you had an incredibly fun weekend. I'm so glad that your family got to take advantage of the free day at the amusement park. What a great thing to get to do.

    That snake is scary. I think I'd be scared to venture out in the yard if I'd seen it.

  6. Oh My!! E is so precious!!
    Looks like yall had a great weekend! You are not the only one in our neck of the woods seeing snakes! I have seen a rattlesnake and a water mocassin. Apparantly they are out this year! YUCK!

  7. That snake would make me stay inside ALL summer!!!!

    Love the graduate's picture:)

  8. Oh. No. You. Didn't.

    I was all set to tell you how precious she is with her certificate and how wonderful the park was to host the families of kids with disabilities, and you stop me dead in my tracks with the snake.

    I'm terrified of them. It would keep me out of the lawn.
    In fact, now I think I need to get some moth balls and pepper the bushes with them just in case.

    According to the Duchess, that works.

    Snakes are about the only thing she's afraid of.
    Well, that and being embarrassed by me in public.

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  10. Oh my, I am scared of snakes, too! That's one nice thing about living in northern Illinois -- fewer snakes than where I grew up.

    Love the lake pictures. We no longer have a family lake house, but have lots of good memories of summers at the lake when our kids were younger.