Monday, September 9, 2013

Fun World

 We had a fun long, short weekend. On Saturday, we headed to Fun World or Worlds of Fun as it is commonly known. During the long car ride, the boys kept calling it Fun World. The main reason for our trip to Worlds of Fun was to meet up with Liam's birth father. It's a special joy for me to see my children spend time with their birth parents. Last weekend, we visited Liam's birth mother and her family. This weekend, we spent a fun day with Liam's birth father.
We spent a lot of time in Planet Snoopy, an awesome place that has rides just for the kids. Even some of the shorter children can go on the rides if they are accompanied by an adult.
 The Chomping Kite Tree ride.
I was concerned that Liam would be scared on this ride that took the kids up and then dropped them a little only to bring them back up. Liam has been scared of little county rides in the past. But he seemed to enjoy this ride and especially liked glancing at the girls on the other side of him. As the day went on, Liam seemed to become even more brave. He even said he wanted to go on the big roller coaster. Well, not this year. He can go on those with his birth father when he gets older. I can't breathe on those things.
I let Mike go on the whirly rides with Jack. I knew I wouldn't be able to take them. Flash backs to merry-go-rounds and a full stomach of soda at my dad's employee picnics still haunt me.
 Worlds of Fun was decorated for Halloween. It looks like the tornado finally caught up with Dorothy and gang. At least they all got what they wanted.
 The scarecrow and his heart.
We hit the air conditioned places when we could. After all, it was around 100 degrees on Saturday. We ate lunch in a cool cafe.
 There were animated dinosaurs at the park which freaked out the boys a little. Good thing we didn't spend money on the dino park.
    Mike had a lot of fun with them.
Jack was so excited to go on the bumper cars only to find himself in a stuck position for most of the ride even though I tried to bang him out of it a few times. Poor guy. Poor Liam was not tall enough to go on the ride. Hopefully, they'll both have better luck next time.
 It seemed like we waited a long time for the train to get going. Here are some reasons why the train had problems.
  This was probably the boys' favorite ride. They could make the plane go up in the air.
  Me and Linus. I wanted this picture taken of us because it reminded me of Matthew and his lovie and of my time spent as a mascot at a local NBC station. Being a mascot this time of year is a killer. I remember getting heat headaches all the time. It's horrible for the body.
  There was a Charlie Brown show that was pretty cute and air conditioned. Couldn't go wrong with any attraction that was in the A.C.
 This was Jack and Liam's other favorite spot. It was a two story playhouse equipped with nerf balls and blasters. The kids loved it. I had a lot of fun too!
 I was going to go on the hot air balloon ride until I realized that the individual carts could spin. Then it was no way Hosea. By then it was so hot. All I wanted was a glass of ice water.
 The last ride: race cars! Jack loved it. It was just like the ride at our local fair this past summer.
 I took this picture of Lucy for Maggie and me. I was grateful that my parents took care of Maggie and Matthew this weekend. My two youngest would have been bored at the amusement park. I was surprised at how many people brought their babies on Saturday. I felt sorry for the little ones. It was just too hot.
 Liam and his birth father. They had a great time talking and riding rides together. I am so grateful to have a good relationship with both of Liam's birth parents. He is very blessed to be in their lives.
 A close encounter with the T-rex kind. Liam was more brave than Jack.
 Don't get too close. They might bite!
Mouth wash anyone?

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