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Indoor Amusement Park

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.

GretchApril 13, 2010 - 12:34 pm

I love the one of the girls with the same look on their faces in the bug ride. πŸ™‚

TempestBeautyApril 13, 2010 - 1:40 pm

I feel like I leave the same comment over and over… but you take some incredible shots of those kids!!!

The one with Julie and Elisha on the bug ride together is quintessential twins… Julie in pink on the left, and Elisha with her teeth over her lip on the right? Funny how right your hints made it just a little easier for me to tell them apart πŸ™‚ (If I’m right, that is!!)

Also, where KJ has his arm around Julie in the car? That’s a framer. Just perfect.

Running5k2dayApril 16, 2010 - 7:46 pm

What a great indoor amusement park. We have nothing like that. In a way it’s good because the girls would want to go there every single Friday. In a way it’s bad, because on bad weather days it would provide an afternoon of fun. You all look like you had a blast!!! πŸ™‚

Favorite Photo: The family in the teacup. You wife is laughing, your mom is smiling, the kids look unsure and you are just making sure everyone is okay. I love it.