Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vacation Day 4 - Morse Park w/ the cousins

Morning came way to early for me, but Sydney and Peyton were wide awake and reminding me that we were going to do Rock Band with Andria. What's up with all the Rock Band comments? Subliminal messages or something?

Even right now as I'm typing this blog.. Sydney is next to me telling me that 'it's time mom, we're gonna be late for Rock Band'

Bianca was the hardest to wake up.. ALWAYS. So the big girls 'Bianca and Emma' got ready while I got Sydney and Peyton ready, took a shower, packed the ice chest and car. We made it to Tia's house at 931, we made great time. Peyton was yelling for me to leave the turbo button on. Sydney was screaming that her 'Freaky Friday' song was over, that she needed another song before I could get a turn. Bianca and Emma were yelling for some air in the back. It was lovely.

Followed Tia Andria to everyone's favorite spot.. The Cult (Starbucks) The drive thru is our friend. I ♥ Starbucks. Andria was first in line and bought the drinks... I was thankful, of course Peyton snuck in some Madalines as well. Hooray for cookies. More Screaming, Yelling, Fighting on the car ride to Morse Park. Tia Andria is a NASCAR racer, so she was flying through the streets, and we were trying to keep up. Once we arrived I knew way.... All the shade around the park was gone... and it was going to be 102.

I climbed out of my noisey SUV and silence... it made me smile, Tia Andria appeared and my first comment was... 'Wish I would have gotten a Gin and Tonic instead of starbucks.. I think I need a stiff drink before we even start' (I've never really had a Gin and Tonic, I should have said a Midori Sour or a Margarita, hell even those Jello Shots I had once upon a time would have done the trick.)

Unloaded the kids who were screaming because they could see their cousins. Everyone said hello and we hauled most of our belongings park side. Ran into Shannon, Stella, Diego, Emily and Grandpa - What a pleasant surprise ;P. Wasn't that the plan. We didn't get to hang out to much, as all eyes are always on the kids, and they run, race, and splash everywhere, hard to have 2 eyes on 4 kids, or 7 as the case was.

a lil while later Joan, Andrew and Luke strolled in. 'Kristie, where'd you park?' Me. I pointed to the parking lot. Beautiful, Sparkling Silver SUV 'Oh, right over there' Joan laughed and informed me she meant ... around the water park structure. 'Oh' I laughed pointing at the sorry excuse for a shade tree where only a piece of a stroller and those Fabulous starbucks drinks sat.

The kids played, the camera snapped. 3 hours later we packed up and headed home. I really needed a nap and lunch. We took Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches for the lil ones, but Sydney left her starbucks bag and towel at the house, that bag contained PB&J. So she had to settle for a Turkey Sandwich instead. I helped her devour it. Bianca and Emma ate too, the rest of the kids snacked the entire time. Goldfish, Chocofish, Pirates Booty, Capri Suns and Water. Why didn't anyone eat the Go Gurt?

The Familia was all there. Me (yep I'm first) Bianca, Emma, Sydney, Peyton. Andria (she's younger) Dominic, Donovan, Devin. Joan (she's the baby) Andrew and Luke.

Okay back to home.... unloaded a hot, the air conditioner was running SUV. Noisey. Yes, still we arugued over who's song we'd listen to. I fed the lil ones and sent them up for a rest. They didn't sleep. I took a rest too. Facebook and a magazine. It was loud.

Ben, Bianca and Emma went to soccer practice and I dropped Sydney and Peyton off at Grandma and Papa's for a couple hours while I had coffee. It was great. I could have done without sitting outside in the heat.. but we got a buy one get one free delicious surprise. I had a dark chocolate mocha Fredo. It was bliss. I almost fell asleep while drinking, even though I was talking to my friends.

How safe do you have to feel to sit outside in the 102 temp, sipping cold dessert drinks with friends and close your eyes because the warmth puts you to sleep? I never did fall asleep. Oh well, it was still pleasant.

Picked Sydney and Peyton up and went home. Those two fell asleep on the way, carefully I laid out some towels in the Family room and dumped them. Finally quiet. More FB and a book. Two hours later... KAOS again... but I got to run off for soccer - where we ended with a tie and recruited a new player.

Peyton was being a stinker and wouldn't take pictures with anyone.

Bianca & Emma

Donovan & Sydney

Dominic & Andrew



and the winner is....

Sydney and Devin

should we?


  1. Anonymous8:07 PM


    See, I knew better than to ask you last night . . . sounded like a grat day and? . . .what was that Starbuck's drink again?


  2. Me? Younger?... aww thanks! (Remember I'm only a year older than you!!!!!)

    Love the mug shots! Me, drive fast? I was just keeping you off my butt!

    102 degrees, we were sizzling!

    I hope you find some peace and quiet in Tahoe this weekend! Find a big tree to hide behind! Have fun!

  3. Nice blogsite Girlie! Where can I get one of those "gin tonic
    Midori margarita starbucks drinks??? I could sure use one.