Kiddie Park 2012

This year we made two trips to The Kiddie Park in Bartlesville, however, the first trip was very disappointing… we drove there on Saturday, August 4th, had dinner at Frank and Lola’s and when we got to the Kiddie Park we found out that it was closed due to weather!  (A storm had just passe when the park opened but they were concerned that more storms would develop.) We were so disappointed.  However, the kids were champs and pulled it together.  Robin had the idea to head to a Custard stand for some yummy treats.

We decided to go back to the park this week on Thursday night, Aug. 9th.  It was really our last option before school starts.  It turns out it was the perfect time to go!  The weather was beatiful and the crowd was minimal.  The kids hardly had to wait in any lines!  We had such a great time.

A big thanks to Aunt Judy and Uncle Ron for going with us!  (Nana and Boom went with us on the first trrip but we unable to go for the re-do!)

Foster shocked us on the rides- last year he was pretty timid, pretty scared of a lot of the rides.  What a difference a year makes!  Foster wanted to ride EVERY ride and we let him ride all but the tilt-a-whirl because kids were just flying around in there.

Here is our cool dude before the park opened, ticket in hand- ready to go!  We think he thinks he is supposed to have a “cool” look on his face anytime he has his sunglasses on.

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This is some serious car driving!

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Emma making sure her little brother was doing ok- last year he cried on this ride.

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I just had to throw in this picture from the cars LAST YEAR…. Emma looks a bit younger, Foster looks a bit more scared!

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Emma’s classic grin- she’s having fun!!

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The boats!

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Uncle Ron waiting with the kids at the swings

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Foster and Emma have always loved swinging!

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Foster on the airplanes- Emma passed on this ride.

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This was one of my favorite memories of the night- Emma rode the tilt-a-whirl with Uncle Ron and Aunt Judy.  (she rode it with Judy and Boom last year.)  They were so sweet to ride this with her!  Judy always holds on to Emma really tightly so she doesn’t fly around.  Emma giggles so big on this ride!  They said she was spinning the wheel really hard to make them go faster and faster!

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Video from the ride… I love hearing her giggle.  Please ignore the 15 seconds or so where I am filming the ground!

 

Riding the horse carriage…

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Train time.  Foster was so excited to ride the train!

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Uncle Ron was so sweet to buy all of us treats at the concession stand.  Foster insisted that he wanted a grape snow cone.  When Ron handed it to Foster he said, “It’s too COLD!”  Well, of course it is!  He never even took a bite of it!  Robin got a Rootbeer float, Emma got a snow cone AND ice cream, and Mommy got cotton candy (my favorite!)

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While eating our treats, a bee decided to target Robin and his rootbeer float.  It stayed away from the rest of us- it only wanted Robin’s drink.  I kept flying in his float and swarming right around his head.  It was hilarious I have to admit.  Robin kept trying to run away from it and finally just had to set his drink down and leave it there.  The bee won.

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Emma’s rainbow snow cone!

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Emma and Foster loved riding this turtle roller coaster with Daddy.  I loved seeing all 3 of their smiling faces on this ride!

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I know some of these pictures are blurry but I just love their expressions.

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Carousel ride with Judy and Daddy

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Foster insisted that he wanted to ride the BIG roller coaster.  We really thought he would back out as he got closer but he didn’t!  Here they are in line!  Daddy rode with Emma and Uncle Ron rode with Foster!

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Riding the bi-plane together- they loved this!

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They wanted to ride the cars one more time!

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Last ride of the night- the ferris wheel!  It was kind of funny to see them caged in on this ride- they loved it!  We had SUCH a great night at the Kiddie Park- we can’t wait to go back next year!  Best part of the night- we spent a total of $14 on tickets for all of the rides. :)

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