Sunday, September 11, 2016

Valleyfair


I have wanted to take the girls to Valleyfair for years now...
But knew it wouldn't be much fun if they couldn't ride most the rides...

I finally pulled the trigger and took them this year.
My mom and step dad joined us in on the fun and rides...
Avin is still a little short for most rides but Alex could ride all of them...




So much has changed sense the last time I was there...
A lot of new rides and rides moved all around...

Avin was able to go on most the rides right up front...
Grandma and Grandpa loved to join in with the girls...


The 3rd ride of the day was Steele Venom...
Everyone in my families loves rides but this one was intense...

Super fast, legs dangling, sudden stopping....
Alex loved it and I was glad I got to experience it with her...

She is so brave and no ride scares her...
She's willing to try everything....



Alex was a good sport when it came to going on the kiddie rides with Avin...
Avin wasn't thrilled with the kiddie rides, she can't wait to be tall enough to join the rest of us.

She loves thrill rides just as much as her sister...
She hates that she can't ride the big coasters...


Before the Wild Thing...
Which my mom was unsure about riding...

Alex, grandma and myself went on the Extreme Swing...
Before it even started I wanted to get off that thing and never look back...

That was the first ride that actually scared me and made me worried about our safety...
Not that the millions of others who have been on it weren't safe...
Something about only having a lap belt and swinging in the air really scared me...



Avin was able to go on one of the bigger coasters, the mouse trap one...
She was a little worried as there was no sides, but she loved it!

She wanted to go again but this line was rather long...
We only had so much time there so we had to rush a little...


Grandma & Grandpa where the only ones to ride the ship...
I never enjoyed this ride as a kid but still road it....
We had just eaten so Alex sat this one out...


 Overall we had a wonderful day at Valleyfair....
The weather was beautiful, the company even better...
The rides where thrilling and exciting...

I know one thing for sure, we will be going back next year!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Apple Jacks Orchard



Alex and Avin had friends sleep over on Friday night. 
We aren't home often on the weekends so I let them take advantage of a free Friday night.

Alex had her friend Emerson over and Avin had her friend Hailey.
Lots of jumping on the trampoline, riding the ranger, dancing and singing.



Saturday morning I woke to music and someone jamming on the piano...
Made the girls cinnamon rolls, had them clean up and we headed to Apple Jacks Orchard.

The girls and I had never been to this Orchard before but we enjoy corn mazes,
and all the fun activities that come with the mazes.





The girls had a blast checking everything out and roaming about.
They decided on the jumping pillow, corn pit, beeline and corn maze. 



They spent the most time and had the most fun in the corn pit.
It's crazy how much fun kids can have in the pit.

The zipline was fun and quick. 
They got to do that twice.



I always love the "How tall this fall" photos...
It's fun to always look back and compare.

We had the best weather and the place wasn't busy at all...




Alex, Emerson, Avin & Hailey
Apple Jacks '16