We had a family trip to Six Flags planned for the day before I even realized it was our one year anniversary but I couldn't have thought of a better way to celebrate. We are an amusement park kind of family and the boys worked so hard at homeschooling and reading in order to earn free passes to six flags through the Read to Succeed program. They eagerly headed out yesterday morning and arrived about 20 min. prior to park opening. I'll admit I wasn't quite as eager. We heard a lot of complaints and warnings ahead of time that lines can be very long and that the park can be very expensive. It didn't sound like there would be much for Alec and Evan to go on since Evan is so short and Alec is easily scared and I wasn't sure this was going to be a good idea. We warned the boys over and over not to get their hopes up. I was picturing tears, pouting and long, hot lines with cranky kids. I needn't have worried because we couldn't have asked for a better day. The weather was perfect; sunny but not too hot since there was a nice breeze most of the day. The park was not at all crowded. Most rides found us walking right on and if we had to wait it was typically no more than 20 minutes or so. The boys all got along and waited patiently for one another to have their turn riding different rides. We found plenty of rides to keep Alec and Evan busy and happy and the boys student passes and my teacher pass went a long way towards saving us some money too! We rode the rides almost non- stop all day. Ian's favorite was the old Superman ride; renamed Bizzaro and Alec and Evan loved Catwoman's Whip (two rides in the same area of the park even!). My favorite was Batman and our very last ride of the day found Evan a new favorite called Pandemonium.
|Alec is fascinated with the character Bizzaro now!|
|Evan and Alec check out Looney Tunes area|
|They loved the roller coaster|
|Rapids are fun!|
|Evan was so glad to get on a "big kid" ride|
|Walking back through Looney Tunes to the other side|
of the park they got to ride a previously closed attraction!
|We met Scooby and Shaggy!|
|Alec is an excellent driver|
|Evan's final ride of the day becomes a fast favorite.|
It started getting pretty sunny and hot in the late afternoon, so we took a break from the rides, and tried out the waterpark where we ran into some family members very unexpectedly. I introduced the boys to some of their cousins and I'd love to say that they were fast friends, but really they were all to busy swimming, sliding and checking the place out to care all that much. But us moms talked for a bit and caught up with one another, which was very nice. The boys went in the wave pools, tried out several water slides and challenged themselves to make it across the pool using small floating islands and a rope suspension bridge (see photo below as I really have no idea how else to describe this!). It started to cool off once again, and after having forgone lunch for a bunch of unhealthy snacks that we shared, we were all more than ready for some dinner. We then picked a few favorite rides to ride one last time and a few "new" rides to try out before deciding to call it a night.
|Alec plays soccer|
|our little Batman|