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Sunday, June 17, 2012

BBBS 56: Knott's Birthday Fun

So with the texting teenage temper tantrum that occurred two weeks ago, see here, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up Ms. Little and her twin too celebrate their 13th birthday at Knott’s. Would I end up with her mad at me, with her sulking, would it still be ok. I had no reason to worry she was just as she always is; sweet, shy and absolutely adorable.

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SHE IS GETTING SO BIG, LOVE THIS LITTLE GIRL

The girls have been to this amusement park a dozen times and were ecstatically explaining the different rollercoaster’s at the park, their favorites, and essentially just sharing their excitement. I have been to Knott’s once before with Ms. Little for Halloween and I was excited to go back.

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Since Ms. Ivey was still in town and since Mrs. Dancer wanted to join us as well we had five in our group. And just let me tell you having the big people (two adults) outnumber the little people (two kids) made it so much easier. A day at an amusement park is hard on everyone, especially a full day, but as I get older I just don’t want to go on ALL the rides... for sure not the super spiny ones. Sometimes in the past when I have taken the girls to amusement parks before I would let them go on a few rides while I just waited in line with them but with two more adults someone was always game to try a new ride.

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OUR ONE FULL GROUP PHOTO – IN JAIL

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MS. LITTLE, MRS. DANCER, MS. IVEY AND MS. LIL-BIT

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THANK GOODNESS MS. IVEY LIKES THE SPINY RIDES, MRS. DANCER AND I SAT THIS ONE OUT

It was a pretty hot day, I wished that it was a few degrees cooler for sure. Despite the heat it was the perfect day to go. Today is Father’s Day and since my daddy is so far away and the girls don’t have a day we picked today to go. There was hardly anyone at the park. No one was in the lines and we practically walked onto every single ride. As the day went on more and more people showed up but I think the longest line we stood in was only 20 minutes. Note to self, perfect day to go to Knotts!

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COOLING OFF IN THE AIR CONDITIONING

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SUPER SHORT LINES MAKES FOR VERY HAPPY GIRLS

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ME AND MY GIRLS, THE TWINS

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The girls of course had their favorite rides and since they knew the park like the back of their hand the adults just let them manage what rides we went on. We were all pretty happy just to follow with an occasional nudge toward a ride maybe we wanted to ride. My favorite in the park is the Wind Seeker, a swing ride that takes you super high in the air. I love the feeling of flying so high up and I love feeling for a moment like all my problems are gone.

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THE SWINGS

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SO PRETTY

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MS. LIL-BIT AND MRS. DANCER IN THE SWING BEHIND US

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DON’T WORRY SWEETIE I WONT LET YOU FALL – MY HEART MELTS

In the middle of the day we decided to grab a bite to eat at Jonney Rockets, the only real restaurant in the park, and the only place with food AND air conditioning. It was nice to take a thirty minute breather from the walking and the sunshine and the heat. The girls and I split chilly cheese fries – yes I need to separate all the ingredients – I am weird that way. I don’t like my fries soggy! And then we also split a gigantic chocolate Sunday. Because what is a birthday without a little birthday celebration dessert.

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YUP I DONT LIKE MY FOOD TO TOUCH – EVERYONE LOVES ME ANYWAY

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THE GIRLS LOVED THEIR GIGANTIC BIRTHDAY SUNDAE

After we ate we went through the park again. Everyone got to go back on their favorite rides at least once, if not twice or three times. We kept switching partners so everyone got to ride with someone sometimes and alone occasionally. With arms stretched in the air and magical creatures to sit on and giggles filling the air there wasn’t time to worry. Kids are magical like that.

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LOOK I CAN TOUCH THE SKY

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EVERYONE LOVES THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

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FOURTEEN AND NEXT COLLEGE

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I WANT TO FREEZE THESE LITTLE DETAILS IN MY MIND TO CHERISH FOREVER

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KEEP DREAMING BIG GIRLS

On the way home, as typical, Ms. Lil-bit fell asleep in the car. We were all exhausted, stuffed on too sweet food and wiped out from too much screaming. Happy birthday girls!

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2 comments:

Jennifer Arens said...

Wow, add that place to our list of things to do when we visit, and lilman isn't so lil...

paul peggy zeus said...

KNotts is so much finn!! Can't remember the last time I was at an amusement park. Love those rides too!

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