Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lots of pictures!

The kids are at VBS, the hubby is at work, time for me to catch up on my blog!!!

So, we went to Knoebel's (an awesome family amusement park) over Father's Day weekend. We went with a good friend of mine, Andrea (her blog link is to the right), and her family. We had a wonderful time!!! Lots of giggles, food, drink! It's always so much fun camping with friends!!

Knoebel's is camping that we've never done before! We've always gone out in the wooded campsites before. Knoebel's is wooded, but it is also tight! The place is always packed! They don't give you much room for maneuvering, but luckily Chris can maneuver the camper and truck like a pro!! See, he had to back in between those two trees there. Yes, it is as tight as it looks!


The kids had such a great time!! Aren't they the cutest things ever??



I want to send a big thanks out to Mr. Ron!!! He went on any ride that the kids wanted to go on that required an adult!!! I love amusement parks but my motion sickness is so bad that I can't do anything with circles, except the Whip!! Roller coasters I can do, but not all those circular rides that Jack wanted to go on!! That kid has no fear!! Chris is not big into rides at all. So, thank you, Mr. Ron, for making my kids' dreams come true!!!


Last week was chilly here, only in the low 70's, making it not so great for the pool. Yes, mommy was secretly cheering!!!

We made the most of it and had a lot of fun strawberry picking and going to the Lehigh Valley Zoo!! Such beautiful weather for both!!

We picked 4.97 pounds of strawberries. We made strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie and just ate the rest plain!! YUM!!


This was our first time to Lehigh Valley Zoo! I didn't even know it existed until my scrapping buddies brought it up!! It is a nice quaint zoo, not very big at all! We're used to going to the Philly Zoo, so this was a big difference!! We loved it though! The kids, of course, enjoyed themselves! Our favorite was the river otter! He was so cute!!! My favorite animal has always been the zebra, so it was nice to see one there!!


Thanks for reading!! Hope everyone is having a great week!

16 comments:

Andrea said...

Yep.....that's my big KID, Mr. Ron!!!! He is always up for anything and even though he is so big, he krams himself into those little tiny rides with no problem!!!!

**laughing**

We had a great time with you guys at Knoebel's and hope to camp with you again soon!

Great shots of the zoo. We went a a few years ago and it was SO STINKIN' hot that we were glad it wasn't huge like the Philly zoo!

Catch you later chicka!

A

Edleen said...

ohh..they are the cutest!!!
great photos Rachael and seems like everyone had so much fun :)

Marlene said...

Awww, those are great pics! Sorry I couldn't catch up with you at the zoo....it was too much of a zoo here! ;) Now that I've seen your pic of the little river otter, though....I must go! (Ok, the zebra is cool, too). Any bears??????

quiltingnana said...

sounds like you have been having a wonderful summer so far!

Jenn said...

We went strawberry picking yesterday! Looks like you are having a fun summer!

psucolleen said...

These pictures are great and that otter has me wanting to go to the zoo, too!

And if you ever need a ride buddy and Mr. Ron's not available, give me a holler. I love the rides and it seems it's not cool for 11-year-olds to be riding them with their mom... so I'm available! LOL!

Sarah C. said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation! Such cute photos of the kids. :) Their big smiles say it all.

Beate said...

Great pictures!! Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Angel said...

I'm kinda having a Summer like yours ! Strawberry picking... having fun at Knoebels ! Amusement Park... not the camping ! I'm game for camping, You could say I'm a nature girl, but I think I'll wait till my youngest is a little older. Looks like FUN! Enjoy the rest !

Angie said...

Macy looks just thrilled with the strawberry LOL

Josh saw the photo of her on the ride and asked if she was the same girl he went on a ride with before... can you believe it? The kid has a scary memory.

doris said...

SUPERcute kiddos! :D

Stacey Michaud said...

Great photographs! Looked like your camping adventure was a blast!

Melanie said...

I totally know what you mean about not being able to do rides that go around in circles! Luckily, DH will do some of those rides. Great photos!

Trish said...

Looks like you guys have been have a great time this summer!

ellen said...

yeah for knoebels! so much fun! looks like you guys had a blast! great pics

Andrea Amu said...

Ha! The Whip was my favorite ride there when I was little... I used to ride that over and over! It is such a wonderful park... I grew up just about 10 miles away so I spent many weekends there. I hope to get there before the summer is up!