Sunday, June 2, 2013

Six Flags!

Hey, y'all.  I hope everyone's had a great weekend.  We've had a really fun one. I got my baby back Friday, and we spent Saturday in Atlanta theme parking with my friend T and her kids.

T's employer sponsored a family day at Six Flags.  She asked me Friday if we wanted to tag along and use her extra passes (complimentary everything -- admission, parking, and food).  She knows us all too well.  She KNOWS we will pick up and go like it's nothing...and we DID.


M and her Daddy (Her First Roller Coaster Ride!)

We rode the Mine Train first. M was barely tall enough.  Though it's one of their smaller (non-kiddie) coasters, I was still worried she'd be afraid and/or jerked around too much.  I was also worried it'd be too loud (she HATES loud noises), but she did great!  

Then we went to the little kiddie land and rode all it had to offer.  She loved these, too.




My friend's daughter, D, was such a great help.  She was very patient with M and rode some of the smaller rides with her.


MELTING while watching the kids play. :-)

It was pretty warm out there.  The bad thing about it is it isn't even "hot-hot" yet.  Poor T was such a trooper.  She's expecting #3, so the warm temps and all the walking were pretty rough for her. At one point we just took the kids and let her rest.  (By the way, that makes TWO of my dearest friends expecting this year. Can you say exciting???!!!  I cannot WAIT to love on this baby.)


We tried to ride as much as possible.  Luckily none of the lines were crazy.




T couldn't get on any of the rides due to her withchild-ness, so I was D's roller coaster bud! :-)

Getting ready to ride her second coaster of the day!


You see that coaster in the background?  My child had a FIT because she couldn't ride the "red" coaster that goes "loopty loop."  I love how she doesn't realize how little she is (except on hot, sticky days at the theme park where the last thing you want to hear is whining).


They had a pretty large water area that I don't remember from all my years of going to Six Flags as a kid.  I'm thinking it's pretty new (I haven't been to SF in about 10 years, so "new" may be stretching it).


I'm glad T told us to bring M's swimsuit because I had no idea.


Of course M loved it.  They had one of those big buckets that dump tons of water every couple of minutes.  M wanted NOTHING to do with that thing.  She'd calculate her moves based on when it made the big drop.   She knew that once it poured, she had a minute or two to go under it to get to where she wanted to go before it poured again.  It was hilarious.


Of course after the water park is when the meltdown period started. She was tired, cranky, and hungry.  Before grabbing a bite on the way out, we stopped by the little gift shop.  She'd been asking for a Scooby Doo since we'd gotten there, and we promised she could get one on the way out.  She paid for it using her own money that she got from her Honey. :-)


What's great about this is we somehow lucked up and discovered their  INEXPENSIVE gift shop...


...so she was able to take some of her "spending money" home.  She was so happy to finally have that dang Scooby Doo.


Anyhoo, we had a GREAT time.  I'm so thankful that we were able to hang out with them for a day.  T and I have been friends since junior high, and she was one of my friends that moved to Atlanta after college.  She leads a very busy life -- kids, works full time, almost done with her PhD. I brag about her every time she's on the blog because she's just so amazing to me.  She's a great, hardworking mother whom I admire tremendously.

Anyhoo, I hope everyone has a great week.  This is my first week with M truly at home, so I look forward to seeing what we'll get into.  I still haven't shared our little Summer To Do lists on the blog yet.  Maybe I'll do that this week.

Enjoy the last few hours of the weekend!

Love,
G

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