Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 3 of Vacation - Great America

The plan was to leave at 7 am. Poor Amy has to wake up at 5 am so that she can get ready and be to our house at 7.... She showed up at 720 and Ben was grumpy. She showed up in Jeans and a long sleeved shirt and I thought she was on crack... so I offered up some boardshorts and off we went... She tried to catch some zee's on the way, but instead she got poked from the left and from the right... no sleep for her. "it's morning time, see the sun, time to get up"

Curious George DVD, Freaky Friday Soundtrack in the CD Player, plus Taylor Swift, we were set for the long drive.

Starbucks stop - loaded up on donuts, and breakfast sandwiches.. no coffee. What's wrong with this picture?

Lathered everyone up in sunscreen and off we ventured... There are no rides open until 11. Why did we rush to arrive at 10? First ride? Carousel... it was the only think open at 1030... Next ride was a kids coaster in the kidszone. it was fast and jerked you around. Peyton screamed cuz she was afraid, Sydney screamed cuz she got stuck riding with Daddy. Round Two - Ben and Peyton sat out, and Sydney and I rode together. No more tears....

Ben went to get a collectors cup while the rest of us snuck off to the log ride. Bianca tried to jump off when we started the ride. Everyone's hands in the air. Check. Everyone wet. Check. Peyton had enough after one trip. Sydney was game for a few more logs.

The rest is a blurr.... Lots of rides. A few captured digitally. Ben and Amy rode the Demon three times straight. I rode the Demon once with Amy. We rode the Grizzly a few times. Psycho Mouse Trap - Great photo op on that ride. I need to scan the picture.

We saw a couple shows. Sponge Bob and Dora the Explorer. Dip n Dots were a hit - the banana split is my favorite.

We played at the Spray Garden, the kids water slides where a HUGE bucket of water dropped on our heads... We were drenched... Us big kids did the big waterslides.... even Bianca did one.

Around 4 Sydney decided she'd had enough, she was tired, and wanted to go to sleep. Ben still wanted to go on rides and had a melt down... trash talking Bianca because she didn't want to go on the log ride... Sydney, Amy and Ben go for another log ride... I ended up joining after the line was shortened. More rides, more food, more soda...

Then came Sydney's melt down. She goes all Cave Woman on us... grunting and hiding in the stroller, tossing crocs around... and finally just screaming... Lots of screaming and people staring... so yes... melt down number three.. MINE... I was pissed and ready to go. Amy and I took the girls to the bathroom while Ben and Bianca were supposed to be shopping. Instead they were getting funnel cakes. More crying, mean faces and lots of standing around with hands on hips.... everyone settled down and we ate strawberries, whipped cream.. oh and funnel cakes.

730 - we are finally walking out. On the road by 8, picking Emma up at 10 and home by 1030. I'm exhausted. Two babies in bed. Two big girls rockin out with Karaoke. That means no one is sleeping and we have an early playdate in the morning....

Hopefully I'll post some pictures tomorrow. I'm excited that I'm actually blogging.


  1. Yeah to blogging! Now, git'yer pictures up! What's up with no coffee at Starbuck's???

    You think you had the ride of you life at Great American.... whoa nelly.... this entire week is going to be ONE LONG RIDE.... are you looking forward to work yet? ;)

    See ya (oh, in a few hours!) Gasp!

  2. Anonymous9:46 AM


    To funny . . vacation . . rest . . . do they go together?


  3. Dang Girl...and here I'm wishing I could have twins. I'd have been cranky too.