Monday, June 23, 2008

Thank You, Dovi!!

Yesterday was the annual Chai Lifeline Family Day at Great America.

After thoroughly guilting Benjie, he skipped softball and left at 9:45 with Elisha, Dovi and Jakie to the lovely Six Flags. Hey, before the odd guy reader sends me some evil "how could you make Benjie miss his holy Sunday Morning Softball game" comment-these are a bunch off middle aged med who wear entire baseball uniforms (most notably my lovely brother in law David) and pretend that they are real professional ball players-hey-we could have maybe made it if we weren't frum. Sure. Right. If it makes you happy.

Shana and I stayed back because it was her happiest day of the year-Recital Day! Her recital was at 12:30, and no way was she missing it-so we did recital in the morning and then arrived at GA at 3pm. Shan was adorable-we decided on a word to describe her-Shoshana P is SASSY. :) I'll post a pic soon. I changed from my normal attire to my stylish Chai Lifeline t-shirt in the parking lot and we headed in.

We had a lovely afternoon of running between the raindrops and riding rides. Dovi and Jakie, my fearless ones, rode The Dark Knight. As they were heading there, we headed over to the SkyTrek or whatever they call that big ring that goes up the tower, turns around, and goes down. We call it the elevator. Overheard by me on the way:
Elisha (pumping fist in the air) "YES! The elevator!"
I could only giggle-one 5 year old is on The Dark Knight, the other on the elevator :)

The kids had a great time until it was time to leave and chaos ensued to determine who got to ride with Benjie in his car and who with my in my van. Who would've thunk that I am THAT BAD that no boys wanted to go with me? So Benjie crammed all 3 boys in the back of his car with Dovi wedged between the 2 boosters. I took Sylvia Abrahamson from Chai Lifeline home and Michelle and Jonah Levinson-Brian stayed with the big girls to see some random (probably extremely irritating) Disney Teeny Bop Singer. So the fact that we had 2 cars at GA actually paid off!

The kids are exhausted today-and so were me and Benjie last night! We felt soooooo old-and we need to take them back again another day b/c they have those Reading Tickets from school (and we were so smart-we bought the twickets for me, Benjie and Dovi-saved a bunch of moolah that way!)

All in all a lovely day-just don't tell Dr. Feldman that Dovi went on The Dark Knight. At least he didn't go on The Demon-which Jacob went on twice :)


Savta/Imma said...

Yikes! Knowing our family, how do those kids of yours go on those rides without throwing up???????


Stephanie said...

your softball story made me literally LOL.
Does Benjie read this thing?

DESJ and Company said...

yes-and my lovely brother in law David does-and he commented :)