So this weekend Chris, Tricia, and I took our niece and nephew on a mini trip to an amusement park. Right before we went in, Tricia and Chris had us pose next to the Boondocks sign. It turned out to be a nice picture with me and the kids, but the thing that cracks me up is that while everyone is smiling so nicely, little 5-year old Ian pulls a bull horns sign. Where'd he learn that?!
We had a little sticker shock when the internet deal we had planned on for eight people wasn't available on site. Grrr. Oh well, what do you but pull out the credit card. We did get unlimited access to all the attractions and tokens for the arcade, which the boys LOVED. They have lots of choices to do: 2 courses for Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, Large Arcade, Kiddie Cove, and a 4D Theater. The first thing we did was go-karts. I just kept giggling when I floored it and thinking, "I feel the need for speed!"
Next we did bumper boats. I went with Alex and he insisted on 'driving' which meant I had to lean over to drive when we would get cornered by the others and getting drenched! It was much more fun for him to spray people than to run away :). Needless to say, I was very wet and somehow him not so much! We figured we'd better go eat lunch to dry off and warm up. That's when everyone seemed to hit their cruising speed because we had an aunt watching some kids play arcade games, an aunt watching little kids at Kiddie Cove, and an aunt watching the purses :).
Later we did miniture golf and they got to spin a wheel at each hole and try to putt that way. There was a hilarious putt by Loriel with her eyes closed. I wish you could have seen it! I wish we could have seen where it landed! Somewhere two holes down and "probably" a whole in one :).
We also tried the 4D movies, laser tag, and turned in tickets for prizes. I think we were there a little over 5 hours! We weren't able to get everyone to everything, and some people did some things twice (I ♥ go-karts!), but, oh!, we laughed and had so much fun! Josh came with me as we dropped Daniel and Loriel off back at home and it was so nice that everyone got along so well. I hope it will be a day the kids remember for a long time.
I grew up in a little town with just under 10,000 people. I like the sense of community and family. Not at first though. Like most teenagers I couldn't wait to get out of here. And I did. I went to college and then university. I studied lots of different material and mets lots of different people. I had some really awesome experiences and some rather trying ones too. It was during those difficult times that I found who my real friends were so I like to stick with them. Once a friend; always a friend.