Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Polar Express Ride

Saturday night the 15th we went on the Polar Express Train Ride. To me I'm glad I didn't pay for the tickets. But I also have to look at it, it was there second night and that's why we were there. Kind of like a dress rehearsal...and they needed it. Of course Mark said they waited until Thursday to see if the PA system worked and of course it did not. So they bought these cheapo speakers thinking it would work. You could hear it but only in that part of the train. So the girls couldn't hear the polar express story...not that they were really paying attention anyway. On the ride they handed out hot chocolate, and cookies(hard at that)...then we got to the North Pole (smyer) and picked up Santa and his helpers is what Atleigh calls them. They got on the train and Santa comes around and did take the time to talk to every child on the train and gives them a bell just like in the movie. Aidan was excited, Atleigh was scared!! She said she didn't like him because she couldn't see his mouth. lol So she sat in Mark's lap while Santa talked to her. It was about an hour and 15 min ride, it was worth it for the kids...they loved it and that's what it's all about anyway. But if you have motion sickness problems...better take something before you go!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kansas Trip Oct 2008

Our flight left Lubbock at 6:30 am on Friday morning into Dallas Love Field. We got there, had about an hour layover. Then left Dallas to Kansas City..we left the airport and then went and ate lunch. Mark and the guys went to do the "business" part of the trip and I went and checked us in the Hotel at Olathe,KS and took a nap. They got to the Hotel around 4:30 and we left and went to Downtown Kansas City to the American Royal BBQ. It was sitting on over 200 acres downtown and we walked it all...free drinks and bbq all night. We left around midnight and had to drive about 30 minutes back to the hotel..Had to turn around and get up at 7:30 saturday morning so we could be ready by 8:30 to stop and get breakfast and drive the 2 hours to Manhattan to the TTU game. The game was good, the people were very nice..except the lady that sat below me. Complained the whole time about the game...apparently she's never watched or heard how TTU plays Football! Other than that it was a great time. We left and drove back to Hotel the long 2 hours....got back around 9 p.m. We were going to go and watch miz/nebraska game but we were all to tired. Went up to our rooms because we had to get up early the next morning and drive 45 minutes into Kansas City to the Airport...our flight left around 10:25, we got into dallas and had a layover and the weather was good. But heading into Lubbock we were in "whiteout" the whole time. Couldn't see anything, and they told us it was raining in lubbock. We landed around 1:30 and finally headed home..

Saturday, September 27, 2008

FAIR 9-25-08

Dad and I took the girls to the Fair thursday after they got out of school. It was wrist band night...take 3 canned items and you can buy one wrist band and get the next one free. So we got there around 3:30....watched a dog show, walked thru the stock barns....held some baby chicks and ducks, walked thru and saw rabbits(exciting), pet some sheep, cows, horses, lama's and everything else stinky. Then headed to the midway for some rides. At this time of day there were not a whole lot of people yet. So the girls were able to ride most of the rides pretty fast and over and over again. Some of them were a little fast for atleigh so she got scared on a few and so did aidan. Aidan was on one by herself that she just had to ride that took her up in the air..set for a minute and then just drops...the look on her face. And when she got off, she was scared and wouldn't stop shaking and said "I'm never riding that again." They played a few games and got a few stuffed animals..then it was getting close to 6 or so, we decided to head and find something to eat. After we ate went back out and by that time it was 7 and it was CROWDED. A good 15 minute wait to get on the rides. So they did a few of the slides and fun house and we finally left around 7:45. Remind you on a school night, and most nights they have eaten, bathed and are in bed by this time or are getting close to it. They were worn out!!!! But it was great time! I forgot my camera so all of my pictures are on my phone, and my computer wont except my software to transfer so mark is going to transfer them from his phone and once he does I will post some pics....

SOCCER 9-27-2008

Today we had early games. Aidan's game started at 9 a.m., she did the little bit that I got to watch because I had to take Atleigh across the complex to her game by 9:30. Aidan scored a goal right before I left. Mark said she did "okay" the rest of the game...still the issue with her standing around and not running after the ball. Of course it's only the second game.
Atleighs game started at 10 a.m. She was already pouty and tired from getting up early...She did okay, but we have a few girls on the team that won't play at all...so some of the girls have to play most of the game. Atleigh was in most of the first quarter until she was tripped and slid across the grass and had to cry for awhile. So she came out...but went right back in for the whole second quarter. Again another girl wouldn't play and came out in 3rd quarter so atleigh was the only one that would go back in...and then it was her turn to play the 4th quarter. So she was exhausted by then....and it was already hot out! She did good, will just be glad when it cools off some...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Girls First Soccer Day

Today Saturday Sept. 20 was the girls first soccer games. Wow, what a day!!! Aidan's game was at 12 and it wasn't to hot. She did great today, was worried how she would do. All of the other girls that are on her team have been playing together with in-door soccer, and this is our first season back after setting out for a few years. We took her out because it was getting to hard to get to practices and at that time I worked on Saturdays. So now we have both girls playing. It's a challange, both have practices during the week and games on Saturdays. We got lucky and only have 2 games that will cut into each other.

Aidan's game went well, she scored a goal and actually did what she was suppose to do. Now atleigh's game on the other hand...CRAZY. A bunch of 4 year olds with attention spans of just a few minutes. We looked at the grass, played in the dirt, sat down on the field, looked in the sky, sat and talked with each other, ran off the field in tears....had some that didn't want to go back onto the field. I think they were scared, and really didn't know what to do so there reaction was to cry and run to mommy. They all did very good. Hopefully the season gets better.