Monday, April 27, 2009

Marine World with High Schoolers...

My friend Stacy and I somehow got talked into "driving" for a field trip to Six Flags-Marine World in Vallejo (3 hour drive). Last year we drove too, but, we dropped the kids off then picked them up after a day of lunch, shopping and a movie!! This year we had to stay in the park from 10 am to 8pm!!!!!!
Here are the kids in my car...singing at the top of their lungs. (funny thing, on the way home there was not a peep-EVERYONE went to sleep! Thanks a lot, I had to sing to myself to stay awake!)
I think it is so funny how they know where the cameras are while they are on the rides, and they pose! Hello! I would be concentrating on hanging on (and I am sure I would look skeeered too!).
Taking time out for a funnel cake! (seriously, after all those loopy rides???)
OH, yeah, guess the "Hammer Head" is not the ride to go on after those "yummy" funnel cakes!
Stacy and I had to do something with the 10 HOURS we spent in the park (besides hold the kids' cell phones and backpacks while they were on rides) so we saw the killer whale show!
Eating dinner at 9pm, sure they look lively, but they were all sound asleep 15 minutes down the road!

It was a fun day, even though Stacy and I didn't get to shop. We did some serious people watching, and got to hang out with some pretty cool kids!
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Kim said...

Looks like a great day! Glad you had Stacy there to hang out with!

jday said...

I LOVE amusement parks!! Lucky you, even if you did just have to hold everyone's stuff!

Isn't people watching the most entertaining thing??!

You are one busy lady... I guess you haven't been doing much crafting lately...??

Living for Him said...

HA! What is up with my face in that picture?!?!?!

........ sorry we all bailed on you on the way home! :)

I had SOO much fun... But I guess you kinda tell... I mean... we DID FALL ASLEEP at only 9:00 o'clock! haha...

Makin plans for next year, Inger???? :)

Momofgirls said...

Alyssa, I will make a deal with you, if YOU ride with me...and stay awake on the way home I WILL GO!! I might even ride Medusa!

Dolly said...

What a great mom you are and I'm sure the kids loved riding in your car. Now, who's the boy with his arm around your Shae? Just a friend or more than that?

I love amusement parks too only not when the weather is SO HOT! Looks like it was a nice day.

Momofgirls said...

Dolly, not to worry! Shae insists that she doesn't want a 'relationship" while in High School (and I couldn't agree more!). That is the thing about going to a smaller school, you really do LOVE your classmates, and it is fun just hanging out with everyone!

Shae has a pretty tough "Him List" She is looking for specific things! (and she made the list a few years ago at a purity conference!!)BTW... One of the things on the list is height...she is 5'10" so ....THAT right there narrows the field!!

Living for Him said...

DEAL!!! :)

.....Medusa!!! WOO-HOO!!!!

Nikki said...

You are BRAVE! A day at an amusment park with that many teenagers would have made me insane. But you are good mom. Looks like fun. i cant wait for Shae to get to Liberty. I am introducing her to my Bro. :) She is such a cutie!

Jennifer said...

Inger, has your hair always been that long? It looks so pretty and for some reason longer than I remember.

You're a good mom to go to an amusement park for 10 hours...YIKES! Your daughter is so pretty and sounds like a good girl...way to go mom! :)