Insert Grandma JoJo! She could not have decided to come at a more perfect time.
She is always so much fun to have in our home. Our children adore her and she somehow has so much energy to play with them and entertain them, and even run them to and from their various activities. I never expect her to do these things, but she somehow always just seems to know where the help is needed and is always willing.
We decided to go to Lagoon on Monday. I can tell I am getting old, because I now find more joy watching my children in places like that, than going on the rides myself.
|Mary and JoJo|
The kids had an absolute blast! We all did. Mary and Sam flew from one ride to the next, and William shocked us all. He rode EVERYHING he was able to with his height...and he is not small for his age. I couldn't believe it. He did some bigger rollercoaster, and just laughed hysterically the entire time. Some of the coasters were so fast that he could not even hold his own head up.
The perfect moment was when a bigger rollercoaster he was on, came zooming down and around a corner. I saw William, with his HUGE smile as he was laughing his head off, and Ben was next to him, with his hand on William's forehead, so he could keep his head up. I will never forget the memory. It was so adorable and hilarious.
William wanted to ride a roller coaster the goes upside down, but was too short. He bawled his eyes out. It was sad. Maybe next year.
We ended up staying there for 9 hours! And this was after they had all had swimming lessons.
From Lagoon, Ben and I went to a hotel. One of Ben's clients hooked us up with a free room, and JoJo offered to take the kids home and be with them for a night.
I was extremely sick from just the few rides I went on at Lagoon, but the hotel sounded so nice. We ordered pizza and ate it in bed close to midnight, after I was a little less nauseated! We watched a movie as well. And then we crashed! Perfect night.
I slept completely deep, without out even budging until 10:00 the next morning! It was awesome, and so rejuvenating! Ben said that a sleep like that was blog worthy...so here it is, on the blog.
We went to City Creek for breakfast and then made our way home. It was a great recharger and it is always so nice to have time alone with my best buddy.
The rest of the week has been shuttling kids to and from swimming, Mary to and from gymnastics (she moved up to level 4 this week!), me getting work done, JoJo taking the kids on outings, and just enjoying grandma. It has been so nice.
I am sad that our fun with JoJo has ended, and we are getting back to the grind next week. At least swimming is over, and the entire month of August is booked solid with traveling, reunions, and lot of playing! It is going to be awesome. I think I just might live through this crazy summer after all...if my hormones will just allow it.