My Parents asked us a few weeks ago if we could squeeze in a trip to Branson before school started. This last weekend was the only weekend we would be able to go, so we did! We had a BALL!!
We got there early afternoon on Friday and headed to Silver Dollar City for the evening. It was really hot, but the park was not crowded so we could ride all the rides we wanted to without standing in lines.
In fact, all the boys went on this Lost River ride 4 times before getting off. They were drenched. This was Jaden’s favorite ride. He would just squeal with delight the entire time. He would beg to back on this ride over and over.
We tried our hands at milking cows, eating good food, roller coasters, water rides, shooting guns in the flooded mine, climbing, riding, swinging and on and on.
Tom tried this new ride and it was by far the thing that really “got” him. It’s called the Barn swing. It is a giant swing that is probably about 8 stories tall. They load you on the swing and then start it up.
They start swinging you back and forth until you are going higher than the top bar of the swing. I couldn’t get up the nerve to try this.
We went back to Silver Dollar City the next day. Our plans were to stay until early afternoon until everyone pooped out. . .we closed the park!
Here are a few other pics of our weekend.
We reminisced the whole weekend how we have spent many trips to Silver Dollar City with double strollers, bottles, car seats, baby food and being pregnant. This was by far our easiest trip with the kids! I can definitely see how we are going to have so much fun in the years to come with the kids growing up. I think this trip is one that the kids will remember too.
My hat is off to my Mom who did great on the trip! She is just over 3 weeks out from her very last chemo treatment and walked all over the park in the heat and did amazingly well. I praise God that she is here with us to enjoy more fun times together.
Today is the first day of school. . ..sniff. . .. smile. . .
It was not as hard as I thought getting up at 6:30am this morning. I was dreading it but I am also ready to get back into some sort of routine. The summer has been great, but it is time.
Julian bounced right out of bed ready to go. We visited his room and met his teacher’s last week. It was the cutest room in the school! They literally built this castle front outside of the classroom so it looks like you are going into a castle. The room is adorable!! So much time and effort had gone into it and I know he is going to have a great time.
He has TWO teachers this year. They are doing a job share. One teacher will be there for the first half of the week and then another teacher will do the last half. Both teachers seem great and I think this will be a good experience for everyone.
Julian wanted to ride the bus TO school this year. In the past I have taken him, but I think it will work easier with the little ones too. I won’t have to load them up and get in the car each morning. He is just growing up! I can’t believe he is in 2nd Grade!
Where does the time go?