Monday, August 23, 2010


Lagoon Day with UDSF (Utah Down Syndrome Foundation) kind of snuck up on us this year. But we knew we had to go on that day or it wasn't going to happen this summer. It was a different experience this year with no babies, now that Mia is a big girl. All of the kids LOVED the rides and had a great time. We couldn't stay until closing this year because Ryan had football practice in the night and anyone who has a boy in football knows that nothing is more important (to the father) than football!

Walking through the entrance. Ready to take on the day! Hadley got to bring a friend. So they could stay together and go on the big rides. The "stay together part" got lost somewhere in our communication.

We usually have a big family group that goes with us to Lagoon every summer but everyone backed out after Rushings chose Hawaii over Lagoon. Everyone except these cute girls -- Sarah and Gracie.

It was a very hot day (high 90's) but that didn't slow the kids down. They had so much fun. Mia went on all of the rides and loved them. Morgan and Griffin even tried "The Bat" this year. But their favorites are still the green swings and tiki boat. Morgan even dared to go hands-free on the whales and boat (Grace frowned the entire time on the whales. Apparently she is too old for them this year, but too young for "The Bat"). She's been talking about the whales and dolphins ever since. I thought she wanted to go to the beach again. Nope. Lagoon! She knows what fun is!

I will NEVER go on this ride again. The airplanes spin around so fast and I had the worst headache and nausea afterwords. It's almost been a week and I am honestly just starting to feel better. However, Mia LOVED it! I guess I am just too old for the rides at Lagoon.

Time to go home. Hadley was mad because Jack didn't want to stay at Lagoon until it closed. And she and Brinley couldn't stay without him. Griffin was disappointed that he didn't get to go on every ride.

Maybe that can be our goal for next year. Every. Single. Ride. And I will sacrifice and let Gavin be the one to help him reach that goal.


Grandma Bethany said...

Now this is the best way for me to enjoy Lagoon! That is just staying home and watching the little ones who aren't ready to ride every single ride!
It looks like a great day was had by all (except for your headache).

Summer said...

Sounds like a fun day! You take such cute pictures! I've been meaning to ask you, have you ever printed your blog to a book? I'm wondering who to use.

Heidi Rushing said...

Looked almost as fun as Hawaii, well as hot anyway! Sorry we bailed on you this year but next year will rock! Those little ones will be yet another year older and braver. Before you know it, you and I will just be hanging out at the paviliion digital scrapbooking while the kids all take care of themselves!