Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lagoon Firsts

Lagoon is Utah's biggest amusement park. As a kid, it was a yearly tradition in our family to come for a day in the summer. My birthday is in June, so I was even lucky enough to spend a couple birthdays here. This year, B's company held their summer party at Lagoon, so we decided to "try it out" with two toddlers. It was a good trial run for our big Disney trip in November. :)

Our first stop was the carousel. We've been on the carousel at the zoo, so we thought this would be a good ride to start out on. While in line, Liam started to get a little anxious. Then, once we strapped them on an animal, he was screaming and clawing at me. Images of a screaming kid the entire day filled my head and I started to get a little apprehensive about...a lot of things!

We entered Kiddieland and showed them all the 
helicopter, plane, boat, and car rides. 
We got in line and the boys seemed pretty interested- including Liam.

Then we put him on the ride with brother.
This picture says so much.

I shouldn't laugh, but B and I couldn't help it 
every time they passed by us and Liam was just falling apart. 
I love Finn turning around to comfort/encourage his upset brother
...trying to convince him it really is fun!

Okay, not all the rides were a complete disaster.
They both really enjoyed this little car ride
and Liam did pretty good on the boats.
You can see he is pretty serious, though.

Liam did A LOT better when we rode with him.
This is Puff the Dragon roller coaster. I remember riding this when I was little.

I had to take pics of these two trying to figure out the drinking fountain.
Poor boys have my red face when they get hot. And it was really hot!

We decided to take a little break and share a cool treat.
I mean, what is a day at the amusement park without an ICEE?

After our treat, we went on the train and saw all the animals.
Liam loved it. Finn was a little impatient because it wasn't going "fast" enough.

At 5:00 pm, it was dinner time at the Maple Pavilion.
B's company fed us dinner and had a raffle.
This is Finn really enjoying B's lemonade and Sprite mix.

After dinner, we decided to do a couple more rides.
By this time, Liam was pretty calm. He quite enjoyed Bulgy the Whale- 
another old ride I enjoyed as a kid as well.

The last ride we went on sprayed water.
While in line, we let the boys play in the little stream surrounding it.
Also, Liam got a balloon at dinner 
and he seriously carried this around EVERYWHERE.
That boy.

So, what is our consensus?
The day was pretty successful.
We realize we might have to take it slow with Liam.
But throw Finn in, because he could do this everyday.

Thanks Lagoon!

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