Last Friday my parents invited us and the kids to join them for an evening at the IX Indoor Amusement Park. From the moment we walked in, the kids’ eyes were as big as saucers.
They were entranced by all of the lights and sounds. We decided that a ride where they could be accompanied by an adult would be best to start out with, since they’ve never really been on an amusement park ride before. There was a fire truck ride that just went up into the air. It wasn’t too fast and looked pretty smooth. KJ went with my mom, and the girls went with Gretch and Aunt Katie. The girls looked like they really enjoyed it. KJ looked like he was checking out the whole place when they got to the top. It looked like he was planning his route for the evening.
After that one ride, they were old pros. KJ was even pulling whoever was holding his hand at the time to the nearest ride. It didn’t matter what that ride was, he wanted to go on it. Of course we guided them towards the appropriate rides. There were cars, bugs, barrels, dragons, teacups, and a train.
For the rides that spun too much, I had to step in and let Gretch take the pictures (she get’s dizzy if she spins around on an office chair). She did alright with my DSLR, even in the tough lighting conditions.
Grandma and Aunt Katie even put up with my enthusiastic spinning of the teacup!
I’d like to thank my parents, Aunt Katie and Uncle Steve for inviting us and for all of their help. Everyone had a great time, and the kids slept like rocks once we got them to bed.