Each year week take the family to our local theme park, Silverwood, in Hayden Idaho.
It is lots of fun for about 4 hours then mom and dad are dragging and the kids are just kicking it into high gear. We go from 11 am to 10 pm. A very loooong day.
It is a day that mom gets to be a "cool" mom and say yes to everything. You wanna go on that ride a fourth time? YES!! You wanna go watch another three stooges short in the movie theater? YES!! You wanna ride the carousel? YES!! We buy an all you can drink refillable soda bottle to share and then they get to drink all the soda and lemonade they want throughout the day. The boys go off on there own and meet up to grab linner at the van and when it is time to go. Other than that they are far away from Mom's nagging voice.
Ben and I are super heroes!!
Ben with Anna and Maria on the Mighty #7 getting ready for a train ride around the park. We saw bison, three deer, Big foot, and a shoot out at the mining camp.
Maria making a silly face for me as we waited in line to drive some antique cars. It was a long wait, I got a lot of silly pictures.
The look on Maria's face as she floors the car and peels rubber out of the gate onto the track says it all.
LOOK MOM, NO HANDS!!
Anna with her hand on 2 and 10. Well not always, at first she thought the car would steer itself, I had to work at convincing her it did not before we hit the dividing bar.
The chicas on the butterfly swing
This roller coaster was awesome because the cart spun around 360 degrees while flying around the track. The girls went on it three times.
Anna and Maria getting ready to go on the leap frog.
The Leap Frog. They pull them up then bounce them down. It was a huge hit.
Occasionally I would run into one of our other kids. Here is Jakey soaking wet from going on rides with Daniel. They went on the Spin Cycle to try and dry off. The wetting of the pants from the ride kinda made it a counter productive endeavor. **
As the sun sets it gets chilly out there, especially because your clothes are still fairly wet from rides or peeing. Ike brought along his trusty poncho and made quite the fashion statement at the park. This being northern Idaho no one really noticed. This is the type of establishment where women go swimming in their bras and panties passing them off as a swimsuit. They fooled no one. I could tell because the bra and panties cover a lot more flesh than the average bikini.
So another Silverwood trip in the books.
** No pants were actually peed in when this picture was taken.