Alicia decided that she wanted to go roller skating for her 11th birthday, so we went on Sunday after church. Next week is her actual birthday but Jesse is going to "shift"hours and wouldn't be around, so we decided to go ahead and do it. We went roller skating in a cool town known for it's castles...yep, castles in Iowa...check this out http://www.idagroveia.com/Resources/pages/aboutig_castles.html
The skating rink also looks like a castle on the outside and is decorated like one on the inside. Everyone had a good time. Jesse and I didn't skate, neither did Thomas or Garrett (Colton didn't come)...it was Katie's first time and she was really frustrated and didn't stay out too long. The other girls all did good. Julia is an excellent skater, she used to go with her friend in Florida all of the time. Alicia and Carlina are both improving. We also went with Jesse's 2 sisters, bil and 3 nieces.
Speaking of shift, Jesse will now be working 3 7 hour days, 2 days off, 3 7 hour nights, 2 days off, 4 7 hour days, 2 days off and 4 7 hour nights...there is also 8 days off between that somewhere. We will really need to adjust to that new schedule!