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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Wild Adventures

We went to Wild Adventures Theme park on Labor day.

Our good friends, the Enderle's have season passes and on occasion Wild Adventures runs a special "bring a friend" day. You can read about last time we went here. This time the daddy's got to come too, which multiplied the fun 100 fold. Especially since Andy HATES roller coasters, and heights in general.

So figuring out which rides he will actually get on is quite amusing.

At least Zion had someone to ride with!

Canaan loved absolutely everything, and had not one single cautious bone in his body.
He wanted to ride everything he was tall enough for, and several that he wasn't.

Look closely - you can see Zion behind Andy. I was laughing so hard because I was sure he would be smashed, but he didn't want to get wet, so he hit behind Daddy on the water ride.

I have had to readjust my ride "ability level". Normally there is nothing I won't ride, but with the threat of a seizure I have had to be more wary. I have discovered I can handle high, and fast, but not jerky. And, as much as I love to look down and see the world below me, my eyes have to stay closed on rides now. Oh well - I still get the rush!

The above picture was a "Free Fall" of sorts. The kids had their own version, and the LOVED it. I think they rode it four times!

Zion was very helpful reading the map.

Wild Adventures also has a "zoo" of sorts. After being members of the Atlanta Zoo, Wild Adventures really can't compare.

I must say I wasn't impressed. Too many cages, and sad little improper habitats for some amazingly beautiful and large wild animals. If I were slightly more outspoken, and didn't have my children with me, I might have had to protest a little more loudly then I did. Bears in a cage just felt so wrong after watching Brother Bear too many times!

I mostly kept my mouth shut... mostly.

The animals I enjoyed the most were the wild ones that were freely scattered throughout the park.

Freedom gives them their own beauty, don't you think?

Boys, being boys...

Me, with my little red head.
It was a good day!


Tricia said...

What you said comparing the zoo you were at to the Atlanta Zoo made me laugh. I do that same comparison with the Henry Doorly Zoo and the Atlanta Zoo and in my case, the Atlanta Zoo doesn't stack up. That must have been a VERY BAD zoo at the amusement park. Glad you had fun. God bless.

autumnesf said...

Looks like a blast. I miss my boy! Boys are just more fun than girls. Just don't tell my girls I said that.

Carrie said...

I am so glad to see a post from you! Yay!
Andy and I would get along great at a theme park, huh? ha ha.
I am sorry you can't ride as much as before....maybe it will get better as you adjust!
see you soon!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

Looks like a great time was had by all!! Love all the ones where Andy was riding with Zi b/c those are the rides daddy could handle!! Too funny!! Love and miss ya-can't wait to see you this weekend!

Anonymous said...

I cracked up when I saw Andy and Zion riding together.... glad Zion was there to "help" daddy with the scary rides.... ha ha

Karen said...

Loved the pics and the story....