Wow! We have been busy. All within the last month we took a mini vacation with just me and the kids to Missouri, kids have started school again, and in general been very busy. We went to Silver Dollar City. We were brave and tried riding powder keg again. Last summer when we were at SDC we rode it and a sensor tripped and the ride stopped at the top of the highest hill. We had to climb out of the ride and walk down the side of the track. I was proud of the kids because they did not panic. It did give us a great story though. This is the first time back on it and as you can see Iris is a bit apprehensive. We ended up riding 3 times. Kids loved the roller coasters this time around.
Kids started school two weeks ago, but it has been difficult to get into a routine. We still have days that are beastly hot and most schools around here do not have air conditioning. The first week of school they got out early two days and again two days this week. I do not blame them. By ten in the morning some of the classrooms are close to 100 degrees. Z's school does not have air conditioning and I can tell that when I pick him up he is exhausted. I did not get very good "1st day of school" pics. Iris rode her bike with a friend and Z and I walked to his school. Here is Iris looking pretty in her new clothes.