I realize that it might seem a little strange that I become more excited over opening a gift full of old rusty, cobweb ridden, and dusty things than receiving a gift card to the mall.
Just look at the beauties my mother gifted me for my special day of the year:) The jug has a prohibition stamp on it. Too cool.
She gave them to me while we were on vacation. I had to unpack and rearrange to make room for the, now most important, luggage. The crates are something I have needed for a while.
Thanks Mom, for knowing and loving me so well.
I was a little nervous about how our trip to the park would go. With one child so small, and two in between, I didn't know how we would all manage the rides together. But, with the help of my parents, it all worked out so well. I was surprised that my two older girls were able to ride all the rides the adults could, and actually wanted to too:)
The "Fire Dragon" was my DH's favorite and one of mine too. Screeeeeaaaammmm!!!!!
This is the "Bambora". It's "Oldest's" favorite.
We got "Baby" on it twice too. The whole family really thought this was fun.
The first five minutes we were in the park "Middle" begged her daddy to take her on the big roller coaster. It was her first ride. She didn't even know what a roller coaster was really. She was in tears before they made the first decline. Poor thing. Her first ride was a terror and she was scared of most of the fast rides after that:( She did enjoy "Puff" though. Which, in the end, was her favorite.
"Baby" had to ride the carousel over and over and over. It was her choice ride. She loved them all though and couldn't get to the front of the lines fast enough. We had a few melt downs because we had to wait.
This was my Dh's and my other favorite. "Rattle Snake Rapids". A white water experience that left you drenched and your shoes soggy. It felt soooo good though after the day got to be over 95 degrees.
The zoo was a wonderful experience for the girls to enjoy. They had their Grandparent's, an Uncle, and an Aunt spend the day with them there and that made it extra special.
Here are my three little monkeys looking in and really having fun with the chipmunk of all things.
One of my favorites was the Rhino. He is so big.
We always watch the Food Network's "Drive-In's, Diners and Dives". When we saw the Red Iguana in Salt Lake City featured we knew we were going to go have a meal there. We both love Mexican food and this restaurant delivered the goods:) Oh, so yummy and authentic. The best I have had by far.
This is their front door.
Thanks for visiting and reading my ramblings about our little vacation. I know it's not primitive, but it's fun. We really had a great time together.
Have a great Monday.