Just catching up on summer pics:
A quick little day trip to Cedar Point, an awesome amusement park, right when school let out-
(Andrew and Uncle Joe)
I still can't believe how brave Andrew was! We are talking rides that look like this and this:
Before we left Andrew had the height requirements all down-there was one that was going to be a bit iffy in terms of height measurement-that 54" Raptor. He then set about perfecting the neck stretch because he was determined to get on. The first attempt failed by a hair, but the second time: mission accomplished!
Meanwhile, Patrick, Jeff, and I (and usually Matthew or sometimes Isaac or the whole gang) hung out at Camp Snoopy (my favorite -- never too crowded, lots of shade, old-fashioned cute rides) or in the little guys section of the park.
I was really proud of my older kids who took a break from the thrill seeking to volunteer to accompany Patrick on some of the rides he needed a 'responsible' adult to ride with. Usually that's me -- but not this year obviously. There were also plenty of rides he could manage by himself. He met the Peanuts gang (no lines!) and was happier than ever.
Patrick's favorite rides were the "fast trains"-what he calls roller coasters. The Woodstock Express (pictured below) and the Jr. Gemini (above with Isaac and Abbey.)
We also took advantage of the one ride I could go on -- the sky ride. Thank goodness Patrick loved it also, and it saved us both some slow walks from one side of the park to the other.
We also found another favorite of mine: an air conditioned Tofts ice cream shop.
We had such a good time together and called it a day at dusk -- just as everyone (OK, two people . . . Patrick, who was SUCH a good little trooper the whole day, and me) were reaching our maximum amusement capacity -- hence the tears from pure exhaustion.
About two minutes later: