Friday was my last shift at the Safeway gas station, so Saturday was my first day back as an official stay-at-home mom. It happened to coincide with a pretty good deal at Oaks Park, so I decided to take advantage of the excuse to celebrate! I'd known my work schedule for a few weeks and the Oaks Park deal probably about as long, so I'd been planning on it for a while! The forecast was a 30% chance of rain, so we couldn't decide for sure until that morning. Which also meant we couldn't tell the kids until that morning, which kind of drove me crazy. Dan will tell you, I'm quite childlike in my excitement about this place, and it was hard to keep it to myself!
I have an odd assortment of pictures thanks to a few reasons. First of all, my cell phone is quite temperamental (my new one is coming TODAY!), so I missed a few pics while it acted up. Second, Dan had the camera for a lot of the time and isn't big on taking pictures (he says the phrase "When are we ever going to look at these?" all the time). And third, Dan was with the big boys a lot while I was with Nathan and Katy, and even Katy and I split up a few times (She actually is a pretty awesome height - over the 42 inches required to do some rides by herself, but short enough to still go on the little rides. So quite a few times she'd go on the same ride as us, but go alone just because she could.). So I have mostly pictures of Nathan, because I was almost always with him (and if I wasn't it was because I was going on a ride that he couldn't go on).
Yup, Katy is riding the same ride but in a separate...um...car? What would you call that?
Well, I'm sad to not have more pictures of the big boys doing the big kid rides, but I'll just have to remember that for next time! The kids and I really love this place, and will hopefully be back soon!