It’s a tradition. Every January, Daniel takes the girls to Knott’s Berry Farm for their free firefighter promotion. I have never gone. I’ve always been recovering from c-sections or nursing a small infant… until this year!
To be honest, it was a tough decision. All morning long my eyes caught hold of things that needed to be done around the house. My thoughts were driving me crazy…. “I should be a good mom and go play with my family. I should be a good mom and stay home and take care of the laundry, organizing and cleaning that are so desperately needed.” Back and forth they went.. it was a nice little ping pong match in my head! Honestly, I didn’t even know I was going until I heard myself say, “Come on and get in the car. It’s time to go!” I even shocked my family.
It really was a beautiful day. As you walk in the park, you first enter “Ghost Town,’ which made me laugh because the place literally felt like a ghost town; there was hardly anybody there!
Sierra is at a really fun age now where theme parks are pretty exciting. (Of course, nothing beats the carousel still!)
Malachi is at a fun age, too. He’s aware of his surroundings and able to enjoy himself, though still completely unaware of what’s happening.
This poor sweetie was just a tad short for some of the “bigger” rides. I can’t wait for her to ride the swings next year!
Family picture, take 29 or so… (notice my “cheesy” smile!)
Allison’s last year riding the little tug cars. Next year she’ll be to tall!
And, the “Sierra Sidewinder.” We were told it was a great “starter” roller coaster for the little ones. Say wha– this ride was crazy! It went so fast I couldn’t even catch my breath to look at Natalie or ask how she was doing. When I finally caught a glimpse, all I saw was sheer terror. She did not like it one bit! Allison, on the other hand, (and on the other side of us), had a blast. She went again with Papa, and then on Jaguar 3 times. She was thrilled to be tall enough, and discovered a love of roller coasters. I think Natalie would have loved Jaguar, as well, had she been tall enough. Whoever said this ride was for beginners must have crazy wild children!
So it was a tough decision, but absolutely the right choice in the end. This day had been postponed due to sickness and/or rain at least 3 times. We didn’t think we could squeeze it in, but somehow we did. Now I’m hooked — already looking forward to next year!