Vacation Friday, Jul 6 2007 

smwm.jpegWe just got back from Williamsburg Va. We went Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. We had a really good time. I couldn’t even tell you what my favorite things were.

1. Going to Jamestown and seeing an Indian Village and an English fort. The girls got to scrape out an Indian canoe.! They loved it.

2. I had lots of fun at Busch Gardens. I was very worried that the kids wouldn’t be able to ride things but they had tons of kiddie rides and and Natalie could even ride some of the “big” coasters.. They had lots of little shows that were lots of fun and even a beer tasting. The kids got soda to taste.

3. Water country usa was fun too. The had huge “lazy rivers” that you could float on, huge water slides and even some big rides. My favorite thing is Rachel would go on something and shake and scream in fear and then as soon as she got off the ride she would say, “Lets do that again.” Natalie was game for anything and she did some slides I wouldn’t even do.

Those are just some highlights. Its always nice getting out of town and doing things.

Friday, Jul 6 2007 

Current Life Update:

Its summer but it is going to be a short one for us. Natalie will soon go back to school. I am so struggling trying to find a balance of being a mother and an “entertainment director”. We have such a short school break I feel like I need to do something for the kids to do everyday but I still have the basic chores and errands to run. Trying to fit everything that needs to be done in one day makes me feel like a chicken with its head cut off… I often wonder how the hell does all these other millions of mothers do it and it just makes me want to cry!!

At least we are getting out of town soon. I think Ben needs a well deserved break. He has been working like crazy for weeks on end. I’m personally looking forward to just being with my family with out all the other stuff pulling at us.. work, friends, dirty dishes, and just whatever…

Natalie has been doing swim team and it just amazes me how my child can do it.. During practice some days they do around 15 laps… There is no way I could do that many…. I decided I am going to cheer like crazy for her but I’m not going to say stupid things like swim faster… b/c Hell I couldn’t even do HALF of what she is doing… I wish I could. I guess I could try to train..

Rachel has a floaty swimsuit and she insists she wants to do swim team so bad, so me and her swim in the empty lane and “do” whatever stroke or drill the swim team is doing. I’m sure we look like fools but I rather look like an idiot than just sitting on my butt for an hour.