Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Idewild Park and Storybook Forest

Yesterday, my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group got together for a day at Idlewild Park. It's a great family-friendly park with rides, a water-park, and Jumpin' Jungle. Storybook Forest is also part of the park. They take well known nursery rhymes and fairly tales and make them come "alive" for the kids. Molly LOVED it. We spent the most time there. We took a ton a pictures, so it was hard to decide which ones to post. Despite the heat (and mommy's headache), we had a great time.

Mommy and Molly enter Storybook Forest through a giant book.

Molly chats it up with Mother Goose.

Daddy told Molly to stay away from boys like this.

Molly got a treat on the "Good Ship Lollipop" and was nice
enough to share it with Daddy.

Molly offered her lollipop to Goldilocks, but she passed.

Molly found this chair to be just right!

"Peter, Peter pumpkin eater..."

Molly got an apple sticker from Snow White.

She then looked at the Mirror on the Wall.

Molly makes her way to Grandmother's house
to see Little Red Riding Hood.

Mommy is not a good listener.

Daddy makes a great dwarf!

Mommy and Molly take a ride on Aladdin's magic carpet.
We headed into the amusement park to go on some rides.
Daddy and Molly started on the Caterpillar.

Molly gives a "high five" to this strange cowboy.

In Jumpin' Jungle, they have a potato sack slide, a ball pit and a zip line.
Here, air shoots out of the pipes and causes the balls to hover in the air.
Molly thought it was pretty neat!

Daddy and Molly go on her favorite ride, the "Whip."

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

An Amusing Day at the Park

This weekend, Uncle Adam, Aunt Amy and cousins Sadie and Sophie were visiting. So on Monday, we decided to head to our local amusement park, Kennywood. Mommy and Daddy have been going there since they were little and were very excited to take Molly for the first time. She had a blast and can't wait to go back!

Mommy let Molly drive the car --
it's a good thing she has 15 more years until she drives the real thing!

Aunt Amy and Sadie

Pappy and Sophie

Uncle Adam and Grammy

Mommy, Molly, Sadie and Sophie rode a ride that went up very high--
Mommy was a little scared!

Daddy took the girls on a boat that spun around.

Mommy and Daddy pose with Kenny the Kangaroo.
Molly gives him 'high -five'.

Daddy took Molly and Sophie on a ride called the "Turtle".

Sophie liked it.

Molly did too!

Sophie carefully took Molly on the flying elephants.

You can't tell from this picture, but this was Molly's favorite ride -- the Whip.
She didn't have a lot of patience waiting for the ride to start.

Once it did, she LOVED it!

Daddy took Molly on a mini roller coaster.
She liked it so much she rode it again with Uncle Adam.

Molly enjoyed riding with the other kids.

After a long day, it was time for a snack and a snooze.