The Kiddie Park is in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. It took us less than 3 hours to drive there. We both said it would be a perfect little vacation for many of our friends. The park is only open in the evenings, though. I would recommend going on a weeknight if you can. Friday night was a lot more crowded = more waiting in lines.
Drive down, find a hotel with a pool... it would be a perfect little trip!
We took a mini-vacation last week to Oklahoma to visit my very special aunt and uncle. They have been such a big part of my life as long as I can remember... volleyball tournaments, concerts, special occasions. They made many, many trips to Kansas when I was growing up. Now my kids love them just as much as I do!
They wanted to take us to the Kiddie Park in their town. The kids had so much fun! All the rides are just their size (Sophie was even too tall for a couple of them) and they only cost a quarter.
Lawson was a little nervous at first, since Uncle Pete kept telling him there was a hole in the bottom of the boat! :)
In line for the roller coaster. I wasn't too sure about sending the kids alone on this. I thought Corey should go in case Lawson got scared.
I was right. It took about 10 seconds to go from this...
to this... (and the people operating the ride didn't see his face until after he was past, so he had to go around twice before they stopped it and he could get off. Poor little guy.)
Sophie loved the roller coaster! When they stopped it to let Lawson off, she looked at me and said, "Do I have to get off?" She went a couple more times with Daddy. (who didn't love it quite as much as she did!)
After the roller coaster, I made Corey go on the turtles with them, to get a little bit of happy back in Lawson.
The smaller, slower rides were more his style.
Both kids loved the pirate ship, but you can tell by Sophie's face it's a little tame for her. I'm not sure when she turned into such an adventerous little thing!
Can you tell Aunt Aletha and my mom are sisters?! (this looks just like my mom!)
Lawson refused to go on the airplanes with Sophie, because she made it fly up too high!
Lawson really, really wanted to go on the bumper cars, but Sophie refused to go with him. I was a little nervous about how he would do. It took him awhile to figure it out and he really wasn't too sure what to think when someone drove into the side of him.
I took him on these little cars while Sophie did the roller coaster again. (He's looking at Uncle Pete over the fence!)
So, so much fun!
Uncle Pete and Aunt Aletha even promised them we could come back the next night!
I am wife to one, mommy to three and teacher to 22. I'm daily working towards finding the perfect balance between all the things in my life. Often times, it feels like I'm juggling rather than balancing!