Sunday, August 8, 2010

Conquering the Kiddie Park One Ride at a Time

A few days ago some friends of ours told us about an amusement park for little kids. So, Friday evening, we decided to be spontaneous and take the family on the hour drive to Bartlesville, OK. We ate at a BBQ place called Dinks. It was very good (although the old restaurant could use a good scrubbing as everything we touched was sticky). Then, we headed over to the Kiddie Park. We had no idea how special the evening would be.

Sophie was so excited as we gathered our girls and entered the park. She wanted to ride an airplane ride first and politely asked for a red plane.

Next, she rode the giant swings and the boats.

Then, Judd took her on her first roller coaster ride. She wasn't so sure she was ready to ride such a scary ride. Judd showed her how to hold her arms up in the air and scream.

After a few more rides, I took Sophie on the carousel. She loved riding and waving to Daddy and her sisters.

We finished up our trip with the whole family riding the train as the sun was setting. Next summer, Piper and Riley should be able to ride a few of the rides with Sophie. What a beautiful find - Bartlesville Kiddie Park! It was well worth the hour drive each way. Judd and I repeatedly said what a magical evening we had, and Sophie has already been asking when we will go back. It's only open a few more weeks, so hopefully we'll get to visit one more time this summer.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh! That is awesome. Being spontaneous is has always been magical for me! I am so glad my little niece had such a wonderful time. Reminds me of Kiddie Land in Ohio with Grandma and Grandpa... Especially seeing Sophie on that roller coaster. So you when you were little! XO