Saturday, September 29, 2012

Summer Shenanigans

Yes, I'm well aware it's actually Fall now. 

In fact, we took our first trip of the Season to the Pumpkin Patch today! But I figured for memory keepsakes, I needed to catch up on a few summer posts before I recorded our Fall memories =).

One weekend when Aunt Mem was here, she and I took the twins to Playdate PDX. It's a HUGE indoor play structure, that's like three stories high, and each story is over six feet, so adults can climb around in it too...and climb we did! All four of us were sweaty and exhausted by the time we left there!

 Abbeygirl and Auntie Mem had a blast going down the 3 story slide!

 This was a little techno dance floor thing that lit up as you danced around on it. A little Baby Rave, if you will...

There was also this huge castle-like area with air guns and nerf balls that you could shoot across to another set of castles. 
OR, you could pelt your big sister directly in the face, like Emily did to me. Not that I'm still bitter or anything. Really.

More climbing...

We had so much fun that I ended up buying a 10 visit play pass. Looking back to going again soon!

Then a few weeks later, Auntie Natalie and I took the kids to Oaks Amusement Park. I had heard through my Mom's Group that they were hosting "Toddler Tuesdays" all throughout the summer, where it was $6.50 per kid (adults free!) for unlimited rides, and then at the end of the morning they held a story time with milk and cookies. Sounded like too much fun to miss out on, so we went over to check it out!

This was Luke and Abbey's first time on a carousel, and they LOVED it.  I swear, Luke could have just ridden this the whole time and would have been perfectly content!

Auntie Natalie is just SO MUCH FUN!!!

 Train ride!

 This had me cracking up. Sis kept saying she wanted to ride the motorcycles. I knew she would barely be able to reach, but she was insistent. So this was her expression the entire time the ride went around and around. Trying to hold on for dear life, while still attempting a smile to prove she was having fun.

 Since our kids had never really been on rides like this before, I had no idea how they'd do. It was all toddlers there that day, and only the "little kid" rides were running, but strap your precious babies into these rides, and then walk away to the other side of the fence. I had no idea if they'd freak out when the rides started and I'd be standing there, trying to convince the ride operator to please stop the ride early... but they did great! They were a little unsure each time a new ride started, but then they'd get all into it and be smiling and laughing by the time the ride stopped. I was so proud!

We'll be doing that again next summer for sure!


Jen S. said...

Looks like you guys have been keeping busy and having a blast! That's great!

I totally remember riding those motorcyles at the fair when I was a kid....they were SO MUCH FUN!

Hope the rest of your weekend goes great, sweet Kendra! :)

PS--I know I've said this before, but every time Steve flies to Portland I always think of you guys!

Lauren said...

Noah would totally have freaked out!

Aunt Carol said...

Everything looks like it was great fun!