Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy Family Day!

On October 9th we celebrated our 2nd "Family Day" in honor of becoming a family of four in 2009 when we arrived home to the United States with Mikayla.  We spent a fun evening together going out to dinner and then hanging out at Enchanted Island, a small theme park in Phoenix.

The kids had so much fun flying helicopters,

 driving bumper boats,

riding the dragon coaster (multiple times),

 flying planes,

 racing cars,

 and riding horses!

The big kid had fun riding horses too :)

Speaking of the big kid, I think he had as much fun as the kids did on this next ride... either that, or he wanted to see if he could make somebody puke.  I certainly would have! As you can see from the video below, the bucket holding my children was spinning faster than any of the others (by FAR)!  

And yes, they did request that their dad take them on this ride THREE times throughout the evening. :)


This one cracks me up because it looks like gravity is just plastering Eli up against the side.

Then we came to the "parachute ride."  From the looks of it, Eli wasn't quite sure if he wanted to ride it.  Doesn't it look a little intimidating?

So of course, the best thing to do in this situation is end your sister on the ride and see if she comes back in one piece... ladies first, right?

There they go! Up, up and away!

She came down smiling! :)

Now Eli decides to give it a try... as you can see he's a little unsure...


Fortunately he was all smiles as well when they came back down.

As you can see, the "fast" descent requires loud, dramatic yelling...

What a special day!  So thankful to be a family of four and take the time to remember a journey  to bring home a little girl, our daughter, who changed our hearts and our lives forever.  We are truly BLESSED!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun day you guys will remember.
    Love ya all
    G.G. and Pa


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