Friday, March 27, 2009

Makuta's Island

*Having fun with Rusty-The biggest Kid of them all!*

*This is Fun*

*Which way do we go?*

*Part of the gang*


Over Spring Break the Workman 6 went to the Grand Canyon. I, being an insanely overprotective mother, decided that we shouldn't go. Call me nuts, but taking a two year old to the biggest whole in the earth is not a good idea. Anyway, while they were away we decided to head to Phoenix with some friends to Makuta's Island.

What is Makuta's Island?
Ha Hm Hm! Well....let me just tell you. It's this huge indoor play area that makes Chuck E Cheese look miniscule! They have all these slides and tunnels and ladders and bridges and rope things and and and....... I could seriously go on for days. It was so overwhelming. It took a while to get used to. The boys in our group took off like gang busters. Mae did at first, and then she got stuck in this one area. Thank goodness I found her. It was....I can't even think of an appropriate word!

After a little while we all warmed up to the Island and started to have some fun. My friend Becky told me that I "MUST" go down the Banana slide. I got John Russel to take me up. First you go into this tree thing and climb up this spiral pole thing to the next level. Then you climb this spiral ladder thing up to another level. I think I somehow climbed to another level, I'm not sure....I couldn't think for all the praying I was doing. All the while John Russel was patiently waiting on me urging me on. Then we started crossing the rope bridge. I looked down and we were at the top of the entire play area. (Imagine being at the top of a warehouse building like Wal-Mart) WHAT!!!!! It was enclosed with netting, BUT the thing was swaying and there were real planks. I felt like I was in an Indiana Jones movie. That's when I started reciting the Lord's Prayer. I wanted to turn back, but that would mean climbing down all those spirally ladders. I don't think I could have done that. So, with sweat pouring from my brow I trudged on. We made it to another play structure thing all together and that's where I had to make my decent. A few tunnels and a ladder or two later came this slide. Whew! I'm outa here! I went flying down the slide like a mad woman only to discover I had to make my way down the skinniest ladder I have ever seen. But....once I did, I was on the sweet ground floor. I could have kissed it in all it's cushy rubber glory! After my armpits dried I found out from my friend, Becky that I didn't go down the Banana slide. I had missed it somehow. She oohed and ahhed about how much fun it was. John Russel then begged me to go. So....What's a mama to do, but to do it! So off I go again into the tree from HADES! Up I go. Up the twisty poles and curvy ladders and tunnels. That's when I see the bridge. I cry....Do I have to go across THAT again?! No. John Russel points to the right up a little to the entrance to the Banana Slide. Becky's daughter Raeanna then informs me that her Mom is scared of the Banana slide. She won't even go down it again. OH REALLY! Well....I don't think I can make it down the twisty poles and curly ladders, and I'm sure not going across that swinging bridge. Ok! I can do this. So up I go. I take my seat. And off I go like a bullet from a gun! OH MEEEEEEE! I try to grab on to something....anything to keep my pants from catching fire from the speed I was building. Not a smart move. My elbow caught fire instead! Ouch!!! Down I went into a basic free fall! Was it ever going to end? That's when I saw it. The light at the end of the tunnel/slide. Oh I could taste sweet heaven. I came flying out like a bat out of a cave. That's when I saw my friend Becky standing there with camera in hand!

Oh Boy does she have it coming!!!

I don't have the picture of me coming out of the slide. I'll get it though and post it for your viewing pleasure. It's really too funny not to share.

Here are a few pics from the day. Enjoy!

Oh, by the way, they even had a toddler area just for Will. ( I won't tell you, Mimi, all the things Rusty took him up and down)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chant Time With The Workman Girls

I can't believe I almost forgot this. Do you remember being a young girl between the ages of, oh say 6 and 13? (Please forgive me male readers) Does your memory recollect making up silly songs and chants to almost everything and anything? Mine does!
Well, the Workman girls made up this cute chant for all the cousins that were in Arizona over Spring Break. You see, there is John Russel, Jack (who's middle name is Ross), Wally, Will, Mary Kate, Bea and Mae. The Chant goes like this.

Double Dub
Double Dub
Kate Kate
Bea Bea
Mae Mae!!!!

Oh, if you're wondering double dub is for Wally Workman and Will Workman. Get it? Double W's! AND....if you're from the south W's are pronounced Dubbya!

Isn't this just the funnest!


Double Dub
Double Dub
Kate Kate
Bea Bea
Mae Mae!!!!!!

Spring Break

Isn't she lovely?

Round'em up and move 'em out!

Howdy Partner!

Sweet Cousins!

There was a lot of DS playing going on!

Soccer Time!

Winding down after a long day!

Mount Lemon

The Desert Museum.

The Boys at the Desert Museum.

Well....I can't believe it's over. In my nephew Jack's words, "It feels like we just got here!"

This past week has been a whirlwind of fun. Having family in town is always exciting, but the departure date is always sad. We miss the Workman 6 already. Here are a few pics of all the fun!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Selle!
Happy Birthday to you!

I hope your day is filled with fun and laughter, dear sister. I hate that I can't wish you a happy day in person. I'm so blessed to call you sister and friend.

Love you!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Mimi!!!!!

Happy Birthday, Mimi!!!

We love you so much.

We can't wait to see you!

Monday, March 9, 2009

My Girl

I've got Sunshine on a cloudy day!

When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May!

I guess you'd say, What can make me feel this way?

My Girl! My Girl! My Girl! Talking 'bout My Girl!

My Girl!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Stong Genes!

* sweet, but she Broke The Mold*
Why don't I have a more recent picture--Horrible, horrible Aunt

*Stinker Will....Too young for the pic below....but he could fit right in with those looks*

*Workman Cousins circa 2005*
*Will was present, but in my tummy*

Ok...So here are some Workman cousins. This picture was taken a few years ago and it is missing a cousin or two. But it doesn't matter because one particular cousin broke the mold and doesn't look like the it doesn't matter. (yes, sweet Graci, YOU matter...but not for this post) look like the rest, but I don't have a group shot including you...Gina and Nanci help a sister-in-law out will ya!
See...What I'm getting at is this....They all look so so so much alike! They could all be mistaken for siblings. A few of them maybe even twins if there wasn't such an age difference. It's downright crazy....eerie....weird!!!
I'm feeling a little nostalgic. Call it living so far away or maybe it's that some of these rugrats are coming to visit in a few weeks. I don't know, but it's made me start to thinking....
Thinking about how strong these Workman genes are!!!! Lord have mercy! Could I have married into a stronger gene pool! I can't get over it. The brothers all look alike, too. Granted...two of the four ARE twins, but my goodness they could seriously be mistaken for quads! It's downright crazy scary.....weird....eerie!
We all can't wait for the Workman 6 to come and visit. They will be here in about a week. We can't wait to show them the ways of the Wild West!
Most of all we all can't wait to see each other and have so good ol' cousin fun!
I can't wait to see who looks more like who this time!
I'm not bitter.....I promise!
All I'm sayin' is that it sure is a good thing that they are all stinkin' cute!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

It has been hot, hot, hot! We even broke a record yesterday. It was 91! We went swimming. The pool is heated so it was ok, but it was windy at when the kids got out they were a little chilly. My raccoon eyes tanline has gotten more pronounced. I've been using sunscreen, but the good ol' sun still gets through! I guess I'm going to have to brave the great outdoors without my sunglasses.....or walk around looking like a raccoon....What do you think?

We have also been busy, busy, busy! This week is reading week at school. The big kids have had lots of fun activities going on. Will and I are helping decorate doors and reading to classes! I think we have something at the school almost everyday this week!

It's crazy times, but I love it!

*I didn't take the camera to the pool yesterday. If I had to carry one more thing someone was going to cry....probably me!!