This past weekend, John's work had a Family Fun Day for employees and their families at a local amusement park. They provided tickets (all day pass to EVERYTHING), a goodie bag with a shirt for the employee, water bottle, note pad and pen etc. They also provided food and drinks and had a raffle with awesome prizes.
John got 4 tickets but Chris couldn't go with us, so we let McKayla invite one of her friends from school to join us and she was beyond thrilled to have K and her mom spend the day with us. (Neat little useless tidbit: K's Mom went to school with John and his sister and was actually really good friends with K's Mom back in the day, but as things happen, they grew apart and haven't spoken in years. We didn't even know there was a "connection" until I was telling John's Mom about McKayla's new friend and she informed me they were friends years ago.)
We spent the first part of the day chasing after the girls as they giggled and ran from ride to ride.
Our first ride was the train that circled the entire park.
Two very happy BFF's. :-)
After the "sight-seeing" train ride, we hit as many rides as we could before lunch and the raffle. Lunch was delicous and I won't bore you with it LOL but I WILL talk about the raffle......They had awesome prizes; ranging from shirts, bicycles and gift cards, to TV's and PS4's. Did John win anything? You bet he did! He won a table umbrella for our patio table! Woot! Woot!
|They start driving so early now! ;-)|
The rest of the day was spent riding as many rides as we could and finishing up with playing at the water park.......BEYOND thrilled they have one now!
We had one black mark on the day and that was a ride McKayla was too short to ride (but she could ride the same ride at Six Flags with no issue). And she was M.A.D. It was bumper cars. Bumper cars! She didn't want to drive them, just ride while I drove but nope, they wouldn't let her. :-( And the most frustrating part was the measure stick was on a ramp and I SWEAR it threw the measurements off, which McKayla ranted and raved about for awhile after.
We even had a breakthrough moment: McKayla is notoriously shy and isn't prone to try new things or do things on her own BUT she actually rode a roller coaster by herself! Sure, it was a little kiddy one, but she still took the initiative and conquered her fears and did it! So proud of this girl :-)
And I have PROOF! :-D :
Other than that one bad moment, we had a blast the whole day and I'm so thankful John's work gave us the opportunity. I'm hoping they do this every year now :-D