Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lagoon 2011 - It really IS what fun is!

Normally we hit Lagoon with Splenda's company on their annual foray.  This year, Chloee will be moved to California and it falls on a weekend where I am running and Splenda is scouting.  No bueno.

Instead on Monday (A Utah holiday), we scrounged a coke can from the Shark with the discount, borrowed a refillable mug and headed north just after the park opened.

Chloee's chosen garb.  We call this the Unabomber look...

The day couldn't have been any better!  Not crowded, overcast with some occasional drips, and temps that didn't melt one like a popsicle.  Was perfect!!

And so I present for your  or maybe just my family's viewing pleasure - Lagoon 2011 in pictures:
First up - the merry-go-round.  Spinny rides are Splenda's job


It was just as exciting this year!

The jumping dragon.  That goes around and around and around and around and around.....

It's worth the smile and laughter!

She even wanted to do the little kiddie rides


Shooting the gun was her favorite part!  Wonder where she got that from?  Daddy

Waiting her turn and checking out how the ride is gonna work

Measuring to see if she is tall enough.  Love that every time she would go up on her tippy toes!

The scrambler

The swings




The Odysea - of course she chose a shark to ride in!

The skyride with Poppa



But her most favorite part of all? Was it the roller coaster?  The spinning rides?  The cotton candy?
Nope!






The FOUNTAINS!






She would run over and use Splenda's shirt to dry her eyes


We had a great time and she was sad to go.  Splenda and I, on the other hand, were more than done.  Seven hours is plenty.  And with promises to come back next year - all's good!

And of course, got have some video - I realize it's kind of long (especially the fountains) but fam will enjoy.



18 comments:

Cherie said...

I SOOOO wanted to go to Lagoon when we were in Utah last week but there was no time. Dang it!

What a great day for you guys and isn't it so very wonderful (is there a song? I just broke into Frank) that kids can be happy running around in water! Love it and so cute Chloee kept drying her eyes on Splenda's shirt.

" Hit It......." said...

It looks like you all had a blast. I know what you mean by done...I am usually over it in three hours.

When is Chloe leaving? I am sad and happy for her at the same time.

just call me jo said...

That girl is a trooper. I'm a little light headed just seeing the still pictures even. I love that she used the shirt as her towel. Smart woman. Lagoon is so fun especially when it's not crowded and not hot. I'll try to get you some pictures of Culvers. Just for you.

Garden of Egan said...

YAY!!!!
I can't believe you quit so soon! Sheesh M, you're gettin' old!
I didn't see you out in the fountains either. What's with that?

I love those pictures of her.

Your hair is darling!

Jillybean said...

Looks like a fun day!
We are thinking of going there next week, but only if the kids get the flowerbeds weeded.

Yeah, it may or may not happen.

Mae Rae said...

I want to go to the Lagoon. This looks like too much fun.

Pedaling said...

7 hours is a very long time.
You guys are troopers!
Looks like she had a ball.

tammy said...

I'd pretty much do anything for that smile.

Some of my fondest memories of growing up in Utah is of Lagoon.

Amy said...

Chloee looks like she loved every minute of it.

The last time I went to Lagoon was an interesting experience. Not as pleasant as your day.

Sue said...

Lagoon--
The happiest place in Utah.

love the unibomber look!

Diaper Diva said...

FUN, Fun, Fun! I love Chloee's expressive little face. No guessing what she is feeling.

LaurieJ said...

Hey! We were there the same day. That would have been awesome to run into you..

Lindzena said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! I bet it is a lot better with little ones, sharing in their excitement. Cute pictures!

Erin said...

Fun! We have never been (my poor, deprived children), but hope to go next summer. I loved all of the pictures.

Mom of 12 said...

I couldn't afford to take all my kids this year. Princess got to go today with a friend and family for his birthday. They had so much fun!
Sandy

DesertHen said...

Lovin that unabomber look...lol!

When we lived in Idaho we took the kids to Lagoon a couple of times and they always had the BEST TIME.....EVER!!

Teachinfourth said...

I only go to Lagoon about once every two or three years. Frightmares is my favorite time of the year to go...but it looks like you guys had fun anyhow.

gigi said...

I love your hair cut short. Looks sassy! The smiles in all these pictures are just priceless. What awesome memories you have made with your little Miss. Hope her transition goes good too. Prayers for ya.