Friday, July 9, 2010
Kara's 1st Westerville 4th of July parade. We went 2 hours early to set our chairs up and to get a good "candy spot" as Tim would say. Great parade but after 1 hour and 30 minutes later, Kara asked if we could go home. The parade was still way down the street and really hot. We left to get ready for our first 4th of July festivities at our Church. This was their 12th year for fun,food,and fireworks. Tim volunteered at the bounce house and they had a ton of activities for kids. Free pony rides,games,bounce houses,etc. Great community outreach and they expected over 1,000 people. We stayed for the fireworks and had a great time. Back to work and the daily grind. We had a great family vacation. Looking forward to next year when we go to Disneyworld.
Posted by Tim, Patty, & Kara Schmidjell at 2:19 PM
We decided since Kara loves rides we would go to Kings Island for 2 days and go to the Cinci Zoo. The first day she said, we couldn't leave because she has not "rode all the rides" She was a trooper and we stayed till the fireworks. The next morning she jumped up and said, "Look, I grew overnight, now I can ride the big red rollercoaster." We had to break it to her gently that she still wasn't big enough to ride the big rollercoasters. She cried and cried but was glad we were going back to Kings Island. She wanted to stay all day and watch fireworks again. Mommy and Daddy are way too old to hang 2 whole days at Kings Island. We convinced her to leave around dinnertime and then swim at our hotel. We had a great time but the Zoo was a lot smaller than Columbus. We were there maybe 30 minutes and Kara said, she was done we could leave. Once she saw the penquins she was ready to go back to the hotel. We had a great time and I realized Kara and her Daddy will have their special day every year and go to Kings Island together. I don't do rides and it is really a waste of money for me to just walk around all day. Afterall, I could walk around all day at the Ikea Store and get my exercise.
Posted by Tim, Patty, & Kara Schmidjell at 2:06 PM