Tuesday, July 31, 2012

We finally gave in...

We have lived here almost 3 years, which is hard to believe, and have never been to Kings Island.  I know it is hard to believe but we have never been.  If the truth must be told, I am not a huge amusement park fan.  I do not like crowds, I do not like lines, I do not like heights, and I do not like germs, and what do amusement parks have, ALL of the above!!  But most of our friends have season passes and all of Holden's friends always talk about "going to Kings Island" all the time, not to mention we only live 10 minutes away,  none of this was helping my cause.  At the beginning of the summer we asked the boys to make a list of things they would like to do, wouldn't you know, Kings Island was on that list.  With just a few weeks left before school starts back, Kevin bought discounted tickets to Kings Island as a surprise for the boys.  When we pulled in the parking lot the boys started saying, "Holy Guacamole this place is awesome."  "Wow, look at this place."  "This is totally awesome."  Yeah, don't you just love all the new words they have learned!

We first headed to Snoopy Planet for the more kiddie rides.

One of the boys favorite rides was the bummer cars.  Rylan probably had too much fun!  He had his mouth open the entire time!

He was also yelling, "Take that!"  as he would run into cars and then laugh.  I know he is a total mess!  Holden had a blast too but just was not taunting people like Rylan.

Next were the airplanes and whirlybirds.

Kevin went on the Kite Eating Tree with the boys.

Can you guess who was not so sure about this ride?!

Oh my gosh, the fear on Holden's face!  But as soon as they got off, he wanted to go again.  Now he looks a little better, still not so sure but better than the first time.

But as I told Kevin, we do not have to worry about Holden jumping out of an airplane or being a huge thrill seeker anytime soon.  As for Rylan, well, he is another story!  The kid has NO fear!

The kiddie roller coaster was next and boy did they have fun!

One of my favorite rides as a child was the log ride but considering I am pregnant, I just watched and took pictures.

Wondering where Holden is???  In the back!

I actually think he was hiding but he said he liked it and wanted to ride again and again and again.

After a very long day at Kings Island and tons of other rides, we finally called it a day.  Hallelujah!!!  The boys were exhausted and had a blast.  Of course as soon as we were leaving they started asking "When can we go again?"  Ugg, isn't one time enough?!  I think this may be a battle I will never win.

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