Wednesday, August 28, 2013

JUNE!!! Silver Dollar City!!! And lots more!!!

So much fun!!! And so much to tell!!! This month was full of SO MUCH FUN! 

We're on our way to Branson, Missouri home of Silver Dollar City Amusement Park! Jake's family wanted to do a family trip before Kaden graduated and went off the college and then a mission. It was really fun! I'd never heard of Silver Dollar City before this trip. It was a great family amusement park. Mary had a BLAST!!! I was a little worried about how she'd do and we had our moments, but for the most part she was great! I love my little girl!

This was Mary's first plane ride, that she can remember. She was SO excited! Jake has instilled in Mary a love for airplanes so this was awesome for her. She was SO good on the airplane too! (Sorry the camera lens was a bit dirty from a little girl I know.)

They had this huge area with balls EVERYWHERE! There were ball guns, ball vacuums, ball conveyer belts, etc. Mary liked the ball gun best, go figure.

There were a bunch of little kid rides and Mary was BARELY 36" (the minimum to ride the rides). She loved them all! But her favorite was the carousel and the swings.

I think she rode the carousel about 20 times, no joke! She never got off when it stopped and no one seemed to care.

She still needs her nap to be happy...and for me to be happy. They had this train that would go on a ride for about 20 minutes or so. Everyday I would take her on it around nap time and about 10 minutes into it she would look like the picture below. 

Then I'd carefully get off and she'd sleep for about 30-40 minutes and wake-up and be ready to go again. Not the best nap, but better than nothing and I took it! Plus, the snuggles were awesome!

She had a great time in the tea cups. She kept wanting us to go faster!

Mom, Kaden and Jared came and joined us for a bit.

She loved riding all the different bugs and animals. It wasn't very comfortable for us sitting in the back, but it was fun to be with her.

Not the greatest picture of her, she really liked this ride I promise. She could do this one by herself with she thought was cool.

Can't resist these type of ugly!
Mary rode these swings at least 20-30 times. She never got off this ride either...until it rained and they kicked her off.

Her are the big swings that she could ride with me. She was scared at first and hid her head in my lap, but then she kept begging to go back again and again.

She had a great time on the elephant rides. She was so fun!

At the hotel room she thought it was so fun to talk on the phone...heaven help us when she's a teenager!!!

Don't know how Jake felt about her stealing his drink, but she sure liked it.

On the way home the Pilot let Mary go into the cockpit...Jake was EXTREMELY jealous!!! It was funny! Mary on the other hand was extremely shy. (And my camera wouldn't focus! Grrr!)

Back home the ward did a park day and it was really fun. We went to a nearby park to play and run around the splash park. Mary loved it.

We went out to eat one day and had peanuts at the table. Mary had a blast cracking the shells open and finding peanuts. I think she could have eaten that for dinner.

We also went to a concert in the park and Mary had a great time dancing to the music. 

And yes.....we did potty training.....again. This time I was a little more prepared then in the past. It is still a battle, but she's doing MUCH better! YAY!

My little helper!

Our nice neighbor gave us this slide that Mary loves! 

I made this dress for Mary out of one of Jake's old shirts. I had never done anything like this and it turned out...interesting...but she liked it.

Our little cowgirl. And dancing in the rain with Daddy. Now every time it rains she wants to go dance in it.

Mom's little helper, helping herself to some cookie dough.

We did some yard work and Mary was very helpful to her Dad. It was pretty cute!

Phew! This post is done! Sorry, lots of pictures and info. We had a great June! Hope you did too!!!

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