Thursday, June 12, 2008

Punkin Head

The American girl Samantha found her home to be Charleston last week, as that was Haven's number one birthday request this year. We are calling her Punkin Head these days, Haven that is. Her brothers have aptly deemed her that because of the jack O lantern grin she is sportin. She seems to have a love/hate relationship with the new label.....and with her brothers.

We took a little hike up, over, down, I'm not sure (the GPS showed the way) Thursday, since we were near by Atlanta for Dakota's game. Thursday was Haven's ninth birthday, and she is the daredevil queen, so we took her to her palace of choice....SIX FLAGS. I would show you the picture, complete with a life size Bugs Bunny between us all, but then I would have to hunt you down and kill you...lets just say, not exactly flattering, although I must say in our defence, it was roughly 1000 degrees at least, and that kind of heat just sucks the energy right out of you. We were tired before the day even started. It was GREAT fun though, and a wonderful distraction from the recent pain we have all felt. Sooooo fun to see the lack of fear in the girls. ElizaJane was too short for all the rides she wanted to go on, but the ones she could do made her belly laugh straight out!!! She didn't at all "get" the screams of those around her!! We rode the "miracle round" (merry go round) more then once. Haven wanted to do EVERYTHING, and did, some several times, her brother Kartwright was very accommodating!! She liked everything that went upside down best, oh, and that free fall thing (fearless freeps Dare Devil Dive)...Loved it!!! silly punkin head!

Best quotes of the day:

"I can't walk any more inches" ElizaJane

"this was the best birthday of my WHOLE life" Haven

"I didn't have the heart to tell her NO on her birthday" Michael, after riding the 50 miles per hour Fearless Freeps Dare Devil 10 story freefall, with Haven.

"I'm not hungry,I'm only stersty" ElizaJane just before she fell asleep curled up in a ball on a hard dinning room chair at the restaurant.

"How come nobody took me to six flags for my birthday?" Kartwright, then he remembered we took he and his two buddies to Carowinds just last year!

"Does it really say a coke is $4.00?" just before I bought one lest Punkin Head die of stirst!!


JenD said... expensive as those darn dolls are (we have two as well) i always thought they could have done better with mouths. thanks for sharing on the holland post i did. i do know spring lake i think. jackson/annarborish area. take care. so sorry for you loss. god is good, and life is good because of him. (not always easy though.)

thehomespunheart said...

So cute!

I loved the things overheard through the day - especially the one about this being the best birthday ever! :) What special treasures and memories your children are reaping from being in your family.

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