we took the kids here. or at least grandpa and grandma paid to get the kids in. it was thursday of the "crazy cousins week".
after being totally against going. i mean, that is a lot of money to spend on something so....silly. really. besides with fussy being a baby and all, i didn't want to have to pay for him, and i didn't think it would be much fun to tote him around all day. of course, i wanted to see the older kids, and it was really important to grandpa and grandma that they go, so big d and an phone call late in the game, said that i could get in for free, just not ride any rides, i decided to go. we repacked the bags and headed there.
to make a long and boring story shorter, i got in to ride rides. i haven't done that for years. in probably 9 years. i was worried about how my now sensitive stomach would handle things, but i figured if i got sick, i would get to have my baby back (he was being watched by preggy and grandpa).
we started off in kiddy land, doing the rides that the kids wanted to do. we had been to lagoon with my sister and her family a few years ago. we knew the drill, stand in line, watch your kid start to spew, that kind of thing.
"does it go up and down?"
"does it go around and around?"
thank goodness we didn't have to deal with that!
we hit all the kid rides that looked interesting to both the 5 and the 8 year old. the helicopter, the airplanes. after almost an hour, they were bored, the baby was alseep, so grandpa suggested we take the boys on some of the older rides. they suggested the bat. we hooked up with some crazy cousins who had already ridden it and took off to try our boys on the first grown up ride. we waited in line. we waited some more. we got to the front of the line and i was a little worried about how my kiddies would take it. we seated up, hooked in, and waited. 30 seconds later we pulled back in to the ride station and my kids were insane.
at least i get to label them insane. i was, like, 14, before i ever rode anything crazy. these two crazy kids were ready for anything. adrenaline junkies! if it hadn't been for that 2 inches, i'm sure chilly dog would have ridden anything. as for harry, he did ride anything. from being thrust into the air on the rocket, to whipped upside down on wicked, to speeding through the scary loops on collosses. he rode them all. my favorite was riding the spider with him, as we were going down hill, swivelling this way and that, he was screaming "this is perfectly safe, this is perfectly safe!"
all in all, it was a good time. i'm still not convinced that we need to do it every year, but watching these crazy kids might be worth it every once in a while.