Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hawaii was a Bust!!!

So our trip to Hawaii never happened. Total Bummer!! We were going to Hawaii on these buddy passes that my brother got for all of us to use and the guy that got them for us was supposed to be setting up the flights. We had planned to leave on friday the 7th of September and didn't get out and we waited around all weekend and the guy couldn't get us flights out so we gave up on going by Sunday. My brothers ended up getting out on tuesday but got stuck in Vegas one night and finally made it out with only a few days left of the vacation and then they got stuck out there a couple days longer than planned. So I am glad we didn't go and get stuck out there. So I was really bummed about not being able to go to Hawaii so I came home on the buddy pass to spend time with my family. It was a good time and it was nice for Arlie to spend time with grandparents and family. Well I was supposed to get out on the buddy pass. I had my flight confirmed and I went to the airport and they pulled up my flight info and it said that the ticket wasn't paid for. So I called the guy and he said to pay for it and that I would get reimbursed. So I paid for it. And then I was supposed to leave last monday to come back but I think they were avoiding me and they never got me a flight scheduled so my dad paid for me to come back yesterday. They have been completely avoiding me about getting my reimbursement too so I guess I will take this as a lesson learned. I am never going to do that again. The flight out there was Miserable!!! Traveling with Arlie at this age is crazy! She rode on my lap and was so wiggly and squirmy. And she would scream this blood curdling scream and I felt bad for everyone around me. I was exhausted by the time we finally got there. But luckily thanks to Melatonin and my dad buying a seat for Arlie, we had a great trip back. She pretty much slept the whole way. It was great!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Our day at Six Flags

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Labor Day Vacation

We had a really nice labor day weekend. Well at first it didn't start out that nice. Josh had friday off and I had already committed to babysitting a friend's three kids for 11 hours to earn some extra money for our trip to Hawaii. Luckily I had Josh there to help me but it still was not fun. The kids were good kids but it was a lot of work and it makes me think I have it easy and maybe I don't want to have four kids. But I just keep having to tell myself that it is different when it is your own and also that it doesn't happen over night. You have time to gradually get used to all the little changes. But still it definatly doesn't make me look forward to my future life. But we made it through that day and ended up having a great weekend. Saturday we went to the Baysox minor league baseball game. I was surprised that Arlie was so good the whole time. But every time the big screen would come up with the crowd to make noise and get loud, these little girls behind us would scream a blood curdling scream at the top of their lungs and Arlie would jump into my arms and hold on tight. It scared her every time. But after the game was over they had a really nice fire work show. It was so fun to see Arlie enjoying them. She just layed her head back on Daddy's shoulder and watched the whole thing.
On Monday we went to six flags with our neighbor and her kids. We had a blast. We just went to the waterpark and they had a really nice waterpark for toddlers. It had lots of little slides and fun things to climb on and water spray. Arlie had a blast. She was grinning from ear to ear the entire time. She loved going down the water slide. We are going to get a season pass for next year. They are only like fifty bucks a peice. It is only 20 minutes away from where we live so we will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy it. We ended the day with a fun BBQ at a friends house. Now we are looking forward to our trip to Hawaii. We leave on friday. We can't wait. I bought tickets for us to go with my brothers for Josh's birthday. His birthday is on the 9th of September this Sunday so we will be celebrating it together in Hawaii.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Driving in the Car