Sunday, June 15, 2008

Our trip to Lagoon

This past week we took a little day trip to Lagoon with Ben's family. We had lots of fun and the boys loved it!! Jacob was really excited that Caleb was going to be there and that they could play together all day. Here are a few pictures from our day.

David was scared of the rides at first. He went on these cars with his cousin Mia and was acting unsure and scared, she reached over and put one arm around David to comfort him while she "drove" with the other hand. It was really cute!

Even though David was scared of many of the rides as you can see above, he never questioned any of the rides we put him on. He would get scared while riding but not as he was getting on the the ride. Ben took him on a ride called the parasailers (or something like that) he was terrified but still went on other rides afterwards, what a trooper!

Jacob and Caleb thought they were so grown up. After riding the helicopters they ran to me and said, "we are going on Puff now" no they didn't ask or wait for an adult, they just told me really quick and off they went. They had a good time running around all day.

Here is our family after a fun filled and tiring day at Lagoon. Everyone had a good time, even Madeline was well behaved and got to ride the train and the carousel! Thanks to all of the family who helped watch our kids so that Ben and I could enjoy some rides.

Speaking of enjoying rides, I enjoyed some and not so much others. I am not a big fan of the free fall feeling, I like some roller coasters but the ones with huge drops are not at the top of my list. There is a ride at Lagoon called wicked that you can barely see in this photo taken as we were leaving, it starts off with a fast straight up incline and then an immediate drop perpendicular to the ground. Normally not a ride I would be interested in riding. Ben really wanted me to ride it with him and practically dragged me into line, yes I am a wimp. We waited in line and then the line stopped moving and we waited and waited and waited some more. Come to find out a passenger had lost a flip flop and a hat under the roller coaster so they stopped the whole ride to retrieve the lost items, then the coaster wouldn't start for who knows what reason. After standing in line for 45 minutes we decided our time could be better spent elsewhere so we left. A few hours later we went back and the same thing happened again! Only this time we only had to wait about 20 minutes for the hat to be retrieved. Wouldn't you think people would be smarter to not wear hats and flip flops on a roller coaster that goes straight up and then straight down and has an upside down corkscrew? Better yet wouldn't you think employees would know to tell a passenger tough luck or come back at closing rather then stop a ride and make a ton of people wait? It was frustrating but after all of the waiting I did ride Wicked and I didn't really like it all that much, free fall just isn't for me. It was a great day, we were all exhausted when we got home but I think that means the day was a success! Thanks Mowers for the great day!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Family Fun!!

One of the fun things about being in Utah for the summer is that our kids get to spend time with their cousins. Last weekend we went to Idaho and Jacob and David loved playing with Caleb and Mia. Jacob and Caleb played non-stop from the moment we got to grandma's house until Caleb had to go home the next day. I forgot to take pictures of them but I will definitely remember next time. Madeline and Owen enjoyed sitting next to one another and played with each others hands a bit.

In Utah we have a new cousin Claire. David loves when Claire comes over! Claire and Madeline have matching dresses so we got the two dressed up and took pictures of them.

Woops! Madeline doesn't sit up as well as Claire!

Here is a picture of all the kids. David didn't really want to cooperate so he just mostly sat in the background.

It will be sad when we leave at the end of the summer. Last week Jacob said he never wanted to leave Idaho because he wanted to play with Caleb all the time. Then today he told me he was sad we had to leave Michigan, I am glad my kids make friends wherever we go, it is always sad every time we have to leave an area. Right now I am just enjoying the time we have to be with our families!