Kallie's clogging team made it to Nationals in Lagoon again this year. My kids really look forward to this each year. We took all four kids and made it a family day. We went down the night before (I have to take pictures of Wes while he drives because its the only time he will let me;) We staying at a hotel with a really fun pool and waterside. The kids wore themselves and us right out swimming and after a great nights sleep we woke up to a pretty cold, windy, rainy day. I was bummed! We had the babies with us and I was worried we wouldn't get to play at all because it would be too cold for them.
We huddled in the shelter, wrapped in blankets while we watched Kallie's team perform. They did a great job on the second dance. On the first dance they lined up wrong and so everyone was in the wrong place up on stage and it screwed them all up.
Luckily it began to warm up and after lunch we rode a few rides before Kallie's freestyle dance. Kallie is a little timid to try new things, but for the whole year her friends Aysiah and Tyleigh had been telling her that she was going on all the big rides with them this year. Kallie was very polite about telling us she didn't want to ride with us! She agreed to take Cole on the rides with her though and let us tag along and watch. I can't believe it has come to this already. Our kids think they are getting too big for us!
Kallie loved her coach Megan this year. She was patient and great with Kallie who was the youngest on her team!
I was planning on being the photographer and babysitter for the day. However, the kids had an odd number and Weston was more than happy to sit out of the rides (they make him sick), so I was the lucky winner. I actually had a blast and get a total kick out of hanging with Cole. All day he had been begging to go on Wicked! Straight up and straight down with some ugly barrel rolls in there. I tried to talk him out of it, but no doing. These kids did everything!
Weston and Hagen managed to have their own fun with Chad and Cy Hill. They played some mini golf and hoop shoot and both boys came home with a ridiculously large ball.
For starting out chilly and dreary, our day turned out perfect! As sad as it makes me to have these kids growing up, they are sure a lot of fun at this stage! (Hagen had zonked out in the stroller by the time we were finished and took a picture!)