Sunday, September 2, 2007

My last entry before going back to college

Well... today was a hard day!!! I knew it would be before it even came. I tried to prepare myself before it came but I don't think I did a very good job at all! Today was my last day with my nieces and nephew... talk about hard. But before I talk about today, I want to talk about yesterday. Yesterday was a VERY FUN DAY!!! We left at 5:00 am to go to Portland to ride the train to Boston. All the kids were very excited and I was even excited, too. :) It was a 2 and a half hour train ride. The train was HUGE!!! And it was mostly empty, so that was nice, We got to sit back and relax a little as the kids stared out the windows. Then Kelsey and Kaylee started running around so there went the relaxing. Oh well. We got to Boston and then we had ride a couple of trains to get to the Boston aquarium. We got there around 10:00 am I believe. We first went to the Jelly fish exhibit. That was really cool. It reminded me a lot of Finding Nemo. (I love that movie!!) Then we went and looked at some penguins. They were so cute- I thought so! Kelsey was excited because she told me before that she wanted to see penguins. Then it was around 11:00 am so it was time for lunch. We ate at their cafe. The food was good and wasn't that bad priced. Then we went back to looking back at the animals. We went back to the penguins. Then they have this circular walkway with a huge tank in the middle. In that tank they have sharks, sting rays, sea turtles, a bunch of fish, and other cool sea animals. It goes around maybe 5 or 6 times and they have windows where you can look at the animals. Then at the top they have some stairs. If you go up the stairs you can look down into the tank of animals. It was fun to see them swim up at the top of the water. I was at the top with my niece Latoya and she yelled, " Hey, Auntie, there's a really big sea turtle at the bottom of the tank!" I looked down. it took me awhile to find it because it blended in with the rocks. It''s name was Myrtle. I forgot how old it was but the sign up top said it weighed almost 500 lbs!!! There was also a few sea turtle swimming on top spitting out water. That was cool. After we were done looking at the animals, we went to the Imax theatre. I was really excited about that. I've heard a lot about them and have been wanting to go for a long time but just never have gone. We went to the 2:00 pm show about sea animals. I was sooo cool. It made it seem that everything was right in front of your face. i jumped a few times and screamed when a shark came out. It really looked like it was gonna eat us! The kids all got scared and hid their faces most of the time!!! The had a preview for a dinosaurs movie which looked like fun. Even more jumpy which I love to go see sometime. We got McDonald's for supper and rode the train back home. I stopped in at my Grandma's house to say bye to her real quick. Then we headed home and got here around 10:00. All the kids slept over for the last time with me since I'm going back to college. I gave them all a shower this morning and we were all ready by 10:00. What a accomplishment!!! Then I taught Sunday School in cubbies for the last time. Then we all hung out at the house until church. Then after church I went to get Kelsey and Kaylee from cubbies and that was when I started crying. then they all came to the house to say bye to me and I cried some more. It's so hard leaving them. But I'm okay now. I am excited to see my friends. I called 3 or 4 of them tonight and I felt better. Then I get to see my bus kids and my Sunday School girls this weekend!!! Yeah! I'll try to update my blog as much as possible while I'm at college but I'm not sure how often I'll be able to do it. I'm hoping to do it once a week on my day off of work. We'll just have to see how it works out. But I'll keep you posted some how. Anyways here's some pictures from Saturday. Enjoy them!!!