Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fourth of July

 On the way home from Aquarium trip, Maddie had some tummy trouble and we had to stop several times for potty breaks. The stress of the drive home with a sick kid, the long drive and the lack of sleep (uh... sleepover with 14 girls!) I apparently gripped the wheel with a death grip all the way home. Which did some damage to my wrist. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't move my wrist at all. I was in so much pain, I thought I was going to have to go to the emergency room. I woke John up and he massaged my wrist for a bit and I finally was able to move it a little bit. The next day, I went out and bought this wrist brace and ended up wearing it for a few weeks! Misery!

 Sprinkler and summertime fun with my little ponies.

 Apparently the bad guy caught some ponies in the Wisteria Beast.

 Standing Guard???

 Maddie at Homeschool Park day cooling off a bit.


 Getting ready for Fourth of July. Throwing some of those little poppers on the ground.

 Maddie, Popo, Nanna


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Girl Scout Aquarium Overnight Field Trip

I made these bags out of old pairs of jeans for Izzie and Maddie to sew all their scout patches. I was rushing to get them ready for their first GS Overnight! I didn't get all their patches sewn on, but at least I got a start. (Patches are acquired from attending events or visiting places, badges are earned and are sewn to the uniform.) 

 After a 3+ hour drive, we made it to the Newport Aquarium. The troop used their cookie sale money to pay for an overnight at the Newport, Oregon Aquarium to sleep with the Sharks. Pretty amazing field trip!

 The view I woke up to, after the sleepover!

 We got to the aquarium just as it was closing to the public for the night. We got a private tour around the entire place, which was really cool!

 Sleeping bags in the shark tunnel.

 The next morning we went to tour a lighthouse interactive museum. We did not get to go up in the lighthouse though.

 After lunch, we went to the beach. The water is too cold here to swim without a wetsuit, but the girls had fun playing in the sand. It was WINDY.