Friday, July 31, 2020

Six Flags Adventures

There haven't been too many glimpses of normalcy this summer...a lot of our usual go-to activities (camps, the Zoo, playdates with friends, the pool, etc...) are anything but what we remember them being.  It's tough. And sucks. A lot.  And I'll probably complain about it on every post I write here until that magical vaccine comes out and hopefully things can get back to the way we remembered them being...

Anyways, on Thursday (Mike finally had a day off!) we decided to surprise the big kids with a family trip to Six Flags!  Teddy hung out at NeeNee's...

...and the rest of us went to the park!  Now everyone but Teddy and I have a season pass, but it was a special 'bring a friend for free' day so Annie brought me as her friend.

While Six Flags has been back opened for a month or so, it's definitely different.  Masks are required 100% of your visit (minus water rides) and the park is supppppper limited in how many visitors it is allowing in.  You have to have a reservation and can only come during that time or after.  However, with that, I will say the park is as clean as I've ever seen it, there is literally hand sanitizer every few feet it seems, regular cleaning of the rides, social distancing reminders everywhere (and the rides are spaced out so there's empty seats in front and behind you), and so much more.  We felt just as safe there as we do playing in our backyard...cause really there wasn't anyone else there!

All of the rides we were able to literally just walk on and ride -- many of them we stayed on for a second or third ride cause there was no one in line!  So that was nice -- I hated crowds before COVID made it cool to hate them. haha

We had a blast.  Truly.  We seemed to forget all about the craziness in the world for a few hours and just enjoyed ourselves and rode the rides and had so much fun.  The big kids were just wonderful and so well-behaved.  Patrick rode a lot of the rides solo in his own row, and that just seems SO OLD TO ME!  The big 3 really seem like such big kids now and so far removed from the little babies I seem to always think they are.  We had momentary glimpses of a Disney adventure in the next few years...and that made me super excited too!  I cannot wait to go back to Disney with all of the kids and see the magic again through their eyes.

All in all, it was a great day.  I'd totally recommend hitting up Six Flags if you're local and need a little escape -- because it is sooooooo dead.  Like the perfect time to go because you can be there just for a few hours and ride everything a million times and still stay far away from people yet have some fun.  If there's another friends day coming up, we may have to go back!

Tie-Dyein' the Summer Away

I feel like my creative juices really haven't been flowing too much this summer...which I guess is okay, as the kids seem happy and the pool has truly been our saving grace and continues to be the best purchase ever.

BUTTTTTTT, I got a creative itch last week and thought it would be fun to have the kiddos tie-dye their own shirts!  Teddy obviously can't be trusted with anything SO I did his for him, but yeah, fun activity to be had, right?!

Shockingly it went SUPER well and the kids had an absolute blast doing it! Teddy seemed to really enjoy his too when we showed him :) 

After letting the dye set and then washing them, the kids could not wait to wear them today!  So, duh, I had to get a few snappies of the kids wearing them!  So I just used my phone...

...but realized the setting looked super pretty so darted off inside to grab my big camera for a few more snaps!  

So glad I did, so obsessed with how these turned out!

It was a rainy morning then...but that didn't stop the big kids from playing in the rain in their new shirts...and soaking Teddy in his who was chillin' in the garage! haha! He then got some snugs in with his KiKi when she came to pick Patrick up (yep. off to his lake home he goes again!!).

We have some dye left so I'm sure we'll be doing some other things the white kids' masks I ordered that are coming soon that we can tackle!  I'm hoping some more creative bugs bite me and have equally as great results with those activities as I did with the tie-dye...cause it's gonna be a longggggg school year at home I think. haha! Have a great one friends!  Happy {almost} August!!
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