Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Has Officially Begun!

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply,to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."

What a fun day Little Chick and I had yesterday! Summer vacation began on Wednesday when I picked her up at school and we scooped up Grandma Hen and headed to the beach for dinner and a whole lot of splashing around. Then when Little Chick woke up yesterday, I surprised her by saying we were going to Massachusetts to Six Flags! She hopped up and down with a huge smile saying, "We're going on a trip! We're going on a trip!" Her excitement was contagious and we packed up the car and headed North!

We had such a blast at Six Flags! Little Chick loved Thomas the train, Harold the helicopter, and the carousel, but most of all she loved the water park! It was the first time we went to the water park section and if was an incredible amount of fun! What a way to kick off the summer vacation! When we finally drove home we arrived to a house with no power. Yikes! If you don't see me commenting for a while, it is because my house still has no power and it is 10:30 AM on Friday. Little Chick and I are at the library staying cool and having fun! Have a great day!

28 comments:

  1. Yay! What a fun mommy you are!! It's a great way to start her summer vacation!

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  2. How fun is that?? You are creating excellent memories for your little chick!

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  3. Water slides!? I'm jealous! It sounds like so much fun!

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  4. Love them slides....what a blast!!!!!!

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  5. How fun!! When did you first start taking her on little trips like this? Isis is only 6 months right now, but I'm just dying to take her to the zoo or something!! haha but I also want to wait until she'll really enjoy it! When do you think that was for you & Little Chick?

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  6. what fun, fun FUN!! and what a great way to start celebrating summer : )
    what sorts of things do you pack for your picnics? i love new ideas .....

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  7. Good luck with your power outage!! Hope you power is restored soon

    Six Flags sounds like a blast. I am taking a trip with my 2 year-old this summer. This post makes me more excited!!

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  8. What a fun treat to set the long summer vacation in motion. Thanks for stopping by and blog and becoming a follower. I will be back to visit you again soon. Happy holidays.

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  9. that sure looks like a lot of fun! everytime i read your blog, you make me want to become a better mom =)

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  10. What a special way to start the summer!!! SO Sweet :) I hope the power comes back soon! Have a wonderful Friday!

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  11. Have a fun Summer Mama Hen and Little Chick!

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  12. What happy and fun pictures! Welcome summer!

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  13. Looks like a lot of fun! I grew up near Atlanta so I went to the Six Flags there every year though I haven't been there since I was a kid. We do have a pretty fun amusement park about an hour's drive from us now though. I am sure we will go at least once this summer. Glad your power is back. Tornados are scary!

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  14. WHEEE! What a fun day! How wonderful! :-) Little Chick was in school until the end of June? Wow! And I thought we got out late (June 3rd). I think next year the kids are out in May... (Your pictures are really, really good by the way. I love the one of your little gal on the carosel. OK, I like them ALL!!) :-) Happy Summer to you!
    (Oh, and I got to quickly sneak a peek at my new book. It is PACKED with information! Great recommendation)! Maybe I'll get 2 seconds to read it next week on vacation - LOL!

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  15. I would love love love to do a blog book, but I'm kind of nervous to. I contacted blurb, and told them all my images were 72dpi (standard for web). They told me I should "re-do" all the pics at 300 dpi because 72 is not meant for print. Yikes! Can you imagine? There's no way I could re-do all my pictures on my blog. There are probably 5-600, and I'd have to do them one by one. I had a scrapbook made awhile back, (maybe you remember the post)...and the quality was not quite what I was hoping for. There were little dots and lines all over the pictures. I contacted the company, and they were amazing to work with. They gave me 2 free books, and told me to re-size all my images to their specifications. I did that, got my new book, and the same quality. I was so sad. :-( All that work and it was the same. That's why I've been putting it off, but if I knew the quality would be great - I'd do it right away! :-)

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  16. omg, this is so much fun! i love six flags!!! australia's theme parks pale in comparison to america's though. :( BUT, there's always those family trips to visit gigi and gramps in america, and no doubt disneyland will be our first stop with the little one in a couple of years. and by the way, not a worry about the camping comment. i totally understand. you are super cute mama hen!!! now, get some sleep girl! :)

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  17. Give the little guys a water slide, the teenagers beautiful girls to watch and me a lazy river, well, to just be lazy in, and you've got heaven on earth! Three Cheers for Summer! Have a great time!

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  18. Sounds like a fun time! Good idea to go to the library. Happy summer!

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  19. Sounds like a fun day! What a great way to kick off summer!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog... you have a new follower now too! :)

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  20. love the quote at the beginning of this post, mama hen! who said that? is that a mama hen original? :)

    ms c of inadvertently domesticated
    http://inadvertentlydomesticated.com

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  21. Thanks for the follow! Following you back :-D

    What a beautiful little girl!

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  22. Ouch on the lack of power!

    I haven't been to a theme park in over 24 years but I think my daughter will talk me into it before long. Maybe we'll make a 2 day trip to Six Flags here. Should be interesting in the Texas heat.

    Thanks for visiting my blog...I'm following you now too.

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  23. I want to go!!!

    Thanks for stopping by and following!

    I am now your newest follower!

    Dee
    www.imfree2bmommy.com

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  24. You have such a pretty daughter. Thanks for the visit. Followed you back.

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  25. Following you back! Love your super adorable pictures! What a cutie pie!

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  26. Looks like so much fun!! Sorry about the electricity outage:( what a bummer!! but this must have been a good way to forget it right?!
    Happy summer, I'm sure you have all sorts of great activities planned out for Little Chick.

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  27. I love when summer starts out with a bang! Looks like a fabulously good time! Thanks for linking to tickled pink!

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  28. You already know I love you blog.
    You have just been Awarded the Sunshine Award. Come over to my blog and pick it up.

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