Thursday, August 13, 2009

More Flags, More fun!

Yesterday was our Family trip to Six Flags in Agawam, MA.  We've been several times over the last seven years or so and it's always an experience!  My Mother, Sister and Brother In Law all work for Johnnie's Foodmaster Supermarkets and every year Johnnie's offers discounted tickets for anytime and a special luncheon deal if we go on a certain day.  It's usually a Wednesday in August and this year was no different.

I'm happy to say that Bryce made the entire 2 hours and 10 minute drive there and back without tossing any cookies!  Tiny miracles happen everyday, right?  He wasn't ill at all.  I am so proud of him!  (See, normally Bryce can't even make it to my Brother's house 45 minutes away without us having to pull over).  It must have been the excitement of the day ahead.  Poor Bryce was the girl monster, I guess that's why he made this face...

Bryce went on some of the 'bigger' kid rides this year while Caleb was a little stand-offish about them.  Bryce went on the "Flashback" which is described as "a high-speed coaster that sends you screaming along a twisted track before doing it all again in reverse."   Of course he didn't go on alone but he did make it through the entire ride and loved every minute of it!
A bunch of us went on the Catwoman's Whip, Shipwreck Falls, the Blizzard River and a few others.  Caleb took a little bit of coaxing to get onto the Catwoman's Whip but after he was done, he enjoyed himself.  He wanted to go with Nana and he decided that sitting in the middle was the safest place.  Bryce, the daredevil of the day, decided to sit right up front and made Uncle Mike sit with him. 
Caleb did participate in some of the parks' Monster poses...



Here are a few other candid shots from the day.  These are for you, Gram!
I was able to get a bunch of photos for the Photo Scavenger Hunt I'm participating in.  My friend, Bernadette has put it together and up until this week I haven't taken a single photo for it.  Now, I'm zooming along.  A group of my friends are getting together on Labor Day Weekend to do a slightly different, faster version of this.  It's fun, easy and CHEAP!  If you are looking for something fun to do with your friends, kids, family - this is a great idea.  Most people have digital camera's now - heck my kids even have one - not that they ever use it, but they have one.  For the Labor Day one, I think we'll have to take photos with a 'mascot' in each photo.  What those mascots will be, I don't know yet.  A stuffed animal, a gnome, a puppet, it could really be anything.  Anyway...
We were home last night by 7:30 and the kids and hubby were in bed by 9.  It was a long day but a fun one.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What fun you all had. Was Brando n taking a nap or just shy of the camera? I guess he was with his Mom. Thanks, dear Kim, for this gift. We really enjoyed sharing your fun via the pictures and word.
Gram

bevybus119@gmail.com said...

oh my gosh, I was there yesterday also. I live on Cape Cod and a group of 20 people (including 3 bus drivers)with their families drove a school bus 3 hours to get there. It was a blast. Who knows maybe we even bumped into each other and didn't even realized it. How funny... :)

Kieran said...

Nicole was telling me about this last week. Thought I'd check it out. Pretty awesome! Wish I had the time to keep up. Good to hear from you!