We were so excited to have an old time photo with Peter in it, and especially happy that Peter was happy in it. I'll post all of them, because we were pretty thrilled with how they all turned out.
Clark had just stuck his tongue out at Abe and was losing his tough guy persona. Abe lost it right after the picture was snapped.
When I go to Lagoon, I can't help but people watch. There is just too much opportunity to look at people and think about what makes them tick. I will not do them justice here, but I want to draw attention to the group of people I am the most impressed with at the park. I call them, "The Dads". These are the men who are still young enough that they could still be going to Lagoon just to enjoy themselves, but they are carrying babies, pushing strollers, holding hands of their little daughters, going on rides with their sons. "The Moms" are just as busy, but somehow it seems so natural for the moms to be caring for their little ones. I see it all the time-- I live it. But to see a father, who spends so much time out in the world, providing for his family, being so gentle and kind and sacrificing with his family is a magnificent thing. I suppose I could write much more about that, but perhaps that's for another post on another evening.
I'll just say, Abe is the ultimate DAD and he is the greatest blessing to our family.
The haunted house!
The family selfie on the train. The older kids had all been off on their own on big rides and they were ready for a slower pace with the family on the train.
I think if I could ever pause time, I'd like to right about now.
Abe went on Wicked (another big roller coaster) for the first time (and the last time) with Bethany so she didn't have to go alone. That's love.
Elinor has officially overtaken Bethany in height. The girls went on about four different roller coasters in a row together.
In the end, everyone had a fun day and got to go on all the rides they wanted to-- and then some. And then everyone was very happy to go home and catch American Ninja Warrior on TV. It's silly, but we enjoy it.