Not your typical Kids Play post.
A few weeks ago, the very last day of the very last weekend they were opened, we all jumped in the car to take the kids for one last summer hurrah to our local “theme park” Enchanted Forest.
For Skyler and I (and many of you, I’m sure!), Enchanted Forest is about nostalgia. Sure, the things there are a little dated and after reading several comments in some different articles after Humpty Dumpty had his great fall this summer – many people even find Enchanted Forest a bit creepy. (My guess is that those people didn’t visit when they were kids themselves!) But we love the place. And obviously our kids do too! (With an exception of the Wicked Witch giant head slide. Zeek is too terrified of her to even walk the path to pass her!)
We had visited earlier in the beginning of summer, but a few of the rides were closed since we went pre-season in May AND when we returned home and I put my camera card in my computer to upload photos, the card malfunctioned and I lost all the pics. I was so sad to not have Asher’s first visit on film! …. but thankful at the chance to go again at least in the same summer.
It ended up being a really dark grey, cold and cloudy day, but we had a great time regardless.
The brand new Humpty Dumpty:
Neither boy would brave the dark tunnel and follow daddy…
…but they eagerly awaited him at the end of the tunnel!
This was Asher’s favorite one – Snow White.
She was singing softly inside to the animals and the boy was GLUED to her.
The Crooked House – which Asher didn’t so much care for.
And the Little Old Lady Who Lived in the Shoe slide, which Asher was a rockstar on and totally fearless, even riding by himself, whereas Big Bro needed more coaxing and would only ride with mommy or daddy.
Ezekiel’s very first ever roller coaster! Which, of course, I had to document the heck out of.
And we ended the day eating our picnic lunch while watching the Jack & The Beanstalk play, which both boys completely surprised me and were super fascinated by! I wasn’t sure how they would do watching a live performance but they sat quietly and watched for the enter 30 minute showing!
On our way out, I realized I had been on the wrong end of the camera the whole day and insisted the boys take a picture with me too.
I was a little sad when I uploaded all of these pictures because I sure thought I took many more pics of our time there… but I guess that just means we were having a ball and I didn’t stop the fun just to take a picture.
We’re already excited to go back next year! Zeek loves to holler out, “ENCHANTED FOREST! We’ll see you soon!” whenever we pass it on the freeway.
Since I have been lacking on the blogging lately, I’ve got some catching up to do! You’ll be seeing a few more recent events in the next few days…
Hope YOU guys have been doing great too!