Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tweetsie

As much as I dread Aniston growing up, and as much as I can't believe she's not a baby anymore, I love that we're able to do so much with her now.  Everything is a new adventure for her, and it's so much fun to take her places and see her experience things.  Yesterday we took her to Tweetsie for the first time.  (For those of you not familiar with Tweetsie, it's a Wild West and railroad theme park.)

We told Aniston all week we were going to Tweetsie on Saturday, so as soon as she woke up, she was ready to go!  (Hearing the way she says "Tweetsie" is precious, by the way!)  We met Brooke, Reid, and Kennedy at Bojangles' for breakfast (Because what kind of adventure could begin without breakfast at Bojangles' first?!) and then we were on our way.

The weather was cool and windy at first, but warmed up quickly.  There wasn't a cloud in the sky, and it was a beautiful day! 

As we walked in, Aniston saw the train and was absolutely fascinated.  All day, she looked and listened for it.  When we rode the train later in the day, she had the best time waving at all the people as we passed.  There were cowboys and indians, and she loved the whole thing.



The petting zoo was a huge hit with Aniston and Kennedy.  We bought food in ice cream cones and the girls (and their daddies) had fun feeding the animals. 



As soon as the girls saw the baby goats that were wandering around, they were on a mission. Those poor goats were loved on and stuffed with so much food!



We rode lots of rides.  Aniston is such a daredevil!  Until yesterday, she had never been on a ride other than the carousel and the little train at the park.  (Her daddy wouldn't let her even touch anything at the county fair.  Poor kid.)  I wasn't sure she would like the rides, but she did!  She jumped on all of them without hesitation, and rode some of the faster ones with us.  I loved listening to her squeal and giggle!  She wasn't afraid of the chairlift at all either.  (Meanwhile, I was a nervous wreck trying to hang on to her!)
 





 
 

 
 

The guys managed to have fun, too. :)
 



We saw two shows while we were there, one with characters and one with can-can girls. Aniston loved both. She sat sooo still while she watched the dancers. 

 
 
Of course, we had to visit the gift shop.  Aniston zeroed in on a stuffed pig right away, and couldn't be talked into anything else.  When Bradley tried to sneakily put it back, she said, "No! Cry!"  I'm not sure if meant the pig would cry (her stuffed animals cry all the time) or if she was threatening to cry, but, in the end, we came home with the pig.  Bless.
 
We didn't leave until around 4, so Aniston was exhausted.  (Her mommy and daddy were pretty tired, too!)  She fell asleep as soon as we pulled out of the parking lot.
 
We made so many fun memories!  It was a perfect day!


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