Rachel and Taylor on a ride which makes most people feel ill. Joel did it once and is not keen to do it again. One boys was actually sick on this ride. Yuk. Mark and some of the kids on the boat ride.
Friday, May 29, 2009
For Rachel's 13th birthday we brought season passes to the fun park in Louisville, only 10 minutes from our place. We had never been and thought it would make for a good summer gift. We were able to take six of her friends to the park for the day on free friends passes and had a fun day. I can see us spending quite a bit of time there over the summer, especially at the water park as it gets hotter.
Friday, May 15, 2009
My request for Mother's Day this year was a family picnic. While the weather is nice you just have to make the most of it here. We went to Bernheim Forest and had a lovely afternoon. The kids treated me very well buying me a special lunch and even finding me some New Zealand cheese from my favourite, but too expensive store, Wholefoods. The also bought me my very own MP3 player. Now I don't need to borrow the girls all the time to go to the gym. Thanks guys, I love being your Mum.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
We had our first experience fishing a Kentucky river last weekend. Two brothers from church took the children and I. It begun before dawn when they picked us up, the next stop was McDonald's for the compulsory chicken biscuit and sweet tea, also compulsory was country music on the way. We caught no fish, probably due to several inches of rain the day before and a flooded river but the kids and I still had a lot of fun.
We were fishing down the bottom and up the top of this dam. apparently it is normally a trickle and you can easily walk across it.
Fishing here in America still involves putting a worm on a hook, not Anna-Marie's favourite part of fishing.
Ben and Anna-Marie
Joel and Rachel wading with Eli. The only catch of the day were fresh water crayfish which later escaped in our house. Anna-Marie found one by standing on it with bare feet; yuk! She wasn't very impressed.
Friday, May 01, 2009
The Kentucky Derby is here. Louisville goes crazy over the derby and one of the things they do is called Thunder Over Louisville. It happens two weeks before the derby and begins with an airshow and ends with the biggest fireworks display in North America. It was incredible. These are not my photos as I forgot to take my camera. I borrowed these off the Internet.