Thursday, July 23, 2009

kiddie park (day 1)

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!

Cotton candy!

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!)

Perfect weather.
Perfect evening.
So, so much fun!
Uncle Pete and Aunt Aletha even promised them we could come back the next night!


Courtney said...

i love how sophie's hand is on your aunts leg in that first picture!

Aaron and Shannon said...

Looks like SO much fun! Eli would have a blast there! Where in Oklahoma? I can't believe that it was so cheap! The carnival rides here were 2.50 a ride!

Frau said...

...awwwww Aunt 'leatha and Uncle Pete...two very special people for sure. I'm glad you guys got to spend time together! I thought of Aleatha as we drove through OK this summer...wondered WHY/HOW she survived our Spring Break trip with her so many years ago!!!!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

Yes, where in Oklahoma? Green Bay has one too. Wish we could do that in Newton - without raising taxes.

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

How fun!!

I love Sophie's little top.

Your item will be ready today. :) I'll call you and drop it off at your house later.

Kristin said...

Wow! They do look alike from behind!