Sunday, August 10, 2008

Saturday in the Park........

Yesterday proved to be a pretty awesome day. Ra-Ra had this idea about a family amusement park he knew of in CT so we took a 2 hour drive later in the day when it would hopefully be less crowded. Who needs GPS when you have Emme and the road atlas. She slept the 2 hour drive which was her nap time. We stopped for an early dinner and she did great. We arrived at the park and she spotted the kiddie rides and started pointing and flapping her arms. I thought she was too little for rides but she made it clear she wanted to go. The first one was the most gentle, a little caterpillar train. I buckled her in and waved and her face was worth all the stress I've been feeling. I made the mistake of letting her stay on a second time. Next we proceed to the Dumbo ride which she loved even more. However this ride had a line and she was whiny while waiting. After it was over she was NOT happy because she wanted to stay on. EEK, whose fault was that? We did a few more rides but at each one she got increasingly more unhappy about waiting her turn. At the last one she made a poor choice and that was the end of the rides. Into the stroller she went kicking, screaming and foaming at the mouth. She got the message after 10 minutes. It was over and we enjoyed the rest of the evening with a ferris wheel ride, soft-serve and jammies for the ride home. She crashed in the car after an hour and slept through most of the night.

5 comments:

Michele said...

That place looks like a world of fun. If it within a reasonable distance, maybe w could meet up there before the nice weather is over for this year. Jammer would love it.

~ Alison n' Mali~ said...

Cute pics! Looks like a fun day.

Mali had a hard time waiting in lines - she still does sometimes. It's great practice for visiting Disney someday =)

kris said...

Glad you guys had a great day and that the mini meltdown was only a mini!

MotherMotherOcean said...

i AM glad you had fun. That place looks awesome.

Cavatica said...

Looks like fun and thanks for the tip about not riding the same right 2x in a row. Bing-Bing would react the same. And lines? No!

Have I mentioned that I love your girl's face?