Saturday after the kids' first day of school, Chad took everyone to
Lagoon. Minus Ella and me. She was in too much discomfort with her
braces to have any fun there. They met up with Aunt Amber. There were
some different combinations of groups going around, but it seems to
usually end up being Amber with Colin and Micah doing the big rides. I
think this day she took Matthew for a while so Chad could get in some
big rides with the older kids. I get a kick out of going through the
text messages on my phone that Colin had while at the park. They're
simple and humorous messages going between Colin and Chad. Above is the
infamous JetStar, in which Colin, Micah, and Amber rode months ago and
got injured on. Colin and Amber's heads collided at one point. They
signed off that ride for good after that.
a little trooper at Lagoon. He gets his fill of the rides he likes: the
car, boats, carousel. He has no interest in anything that goes too
fast. He'd be just as happy climbing on fences and planters.
was watching some of the kids ride the Rocket. He later described to me
how they went up so fast, and came zooming back down.