Friday, August 22, 2008

Lake Winnepesaukah

Last Saturday Erik's company provided the employees tickets and lunch at Lake Winnepesaukah (yeah that is a crazy name isn't it?). Matthew has been wanting to go there really bad because of course he has seen numerous commercials over the last year for the amusement park. The commercial goes something like this "Happy come on get happy, Lake Winnepesaukah will make you smile". So who wouldn't want to go there, right? Well, the park certainly did make Matthew smile. Unfortunately, the smile guarantee must only be for visitors because the majority of the employees were missing theirs.
So since probably none of you have ever been to this park I will tell you about it. Imagine a park that is a combination of Busch Gardens and Sea World with just a tiny bit of Disney World thrown in as well. Lake Winnie (as the locals refer to it) is nothing like that park that you are imagining, but it does have plenty of rides, funnel cakes, a lake with fish in it, and occasionally they get Spongebob or Dora to visit. More realistically it is like a permanent fair or carnival with 2 roller coasters.
Matthew rode lots of little kid rides, a roller coaster and a scary ride. We all got to ride a train and the paddle boats. They don't let pregnant ladies ride too many things, but I had plenty of fun watching Erik and Matthew.

Here Erik and Matthew are getting on the scary ride. I tried to talk him out of it. I mean he gets scared by some Veggies Tales videos, so I thought this ride would be a disaster. Matthew insisted he wanted to go. So he went plugging his ears the whole way. For some reason he always plugs his ears when he is scared, although clearly closing his eyes would be the better choice. I waited for him to come screaming out of the ride, but he did very well. He came running to me when he got off and said "I was just a yittle bit cared" (or a little bit scared).

This is the big roller coaster. Matthew's first one. You can see him putting him hands up in this picture like he is an old pro.

Matthew's first cotton candy. He later shared with my mom his feelings about this experience, "I had cotton candy. I love cotton candy. I love cotton candy like a brother."

We had a great FREE time and the park lived up to it's commercial claims!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Baby Info

The baby is due February 6th. I think I am about 15 weeks right now. That picture was from my ultrasound at 11 weeks. We don't know yet if it is a boy or girl but we will find out as soon as we can and I will, of course, do a post about that. Since we lived in VA when I had Matthew this is a completely new Dr. and they do things a bit different so I have no idea when the 2nd ultrasound will be although I assume it should be soon.
Erik and I may not know the sex of the baby yet, however Matthew is quite convinced he is having a baby sister and refuses to accept the fact that it could possibly be a boy. I was actually pregnant when I wrote the baby sister post but I didn't know it until a couple of days later, so I didn't lie, I promise.
Thanks for all of the comments on the previous post!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lots of New Stuff

I have obviously been very neglectful when it comes to the blog. I really don't have a good excuse or I would surely share it with you.

So as the title suggests there has been alot of new stuff going on around here. Not just new stuff, but really good new stuff. Hmmm...maybe lots of new stuff is a good excuse for not blogging-I don't know, think about it and get back to me.

The first new really really great thing is, Erik's job. His job isn't new but basically everything about it is, which is wonderful. Another new thing attached to that is a company car. Getting a new car is great, but getting a new car to drive around that you don't have to pay for is awesome. This means we sold the Lancer, which was the first car Erik and I purchased together. So you might think it was a little bit sad to get rid of it, which it was for a moment, then we got the check which quickly dried my tears.

Erik's new ride

The second bit of news is that my boy is a big boy now! I thought for sure Matthew was going to be sporting Pull-Ups to his senior prom, but it turns out that will not be the case. That news probably deserves it's own post, so maybe I will do one later.

And last, but most definitely not least (in fact it is the most important piece of news).

This is a baby. Our baby! Matthew is going to be a big brother! We are all very excited and feel extremely blessed!