Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday at the PNE

Who's crazy enough to go to the PNE on the last, sunny, Saturday of the summer. Well, that would be The Gimp (Russ is still dealing with a pinched sciatic nerve) and The Prego (I am 24 weeks as of Friday!). But we did it for LOVE! We knew how much Robynn would love to go, and we wanted to do something as a family before I head back to work on Tuesday, so... crazy, crazy, crazy...

Robynn did love it: painting cars, running around the park, the parade, the food! But She loved going on the rides most of all- and waiting for 30 minutes before almost every ride didn't even phase her! She always found a friend to chat with or run around with - and of course there was cotton candy! She had so much fun on all of the rides, well, with the exception of one: the little kid's "Hellavator." When we asked her if she wanted to go on it, she pointed to the real Hellavator beside it and said "I want to go on THAT one!" Well, after the ride, she certainly didn't want to go on it a second time let alone go on the real one!

Russ and I took turns going on some of the rides with Robynn, and some rides she went on all by herself - because she's ALMOST 4 you know! But for the last ride of the day we all went on one of the most harmless rides of all: the Ferris Wheel. I can't even rember the last time I went on a ferris wheel, but I know I won't be going on one again soon. It was SO nerve racking! I was petrified - literally! Russ couldn't even pry my fingers off of the handles. Notice how happy and relaxed Russ and Robynn are compared to the death grip I have on Robynn when she came over to my side of the ride. Needless to say, she wanted to go back to Daddy's side. He was laughing so hard that he even hurt himself further (serves him right!). And Robynn kept saying "This one isn't scarry Mum." Thanks kid.

When all was said and done, we did have a really good family day. Robynn is looking forward to next year (we'll go on a weekday!). She want's to give the "scary ride" another try when she's REALLY 4!


Lewis family said...

Loved reading this...sounds like a fun & crazy day! The 'scary ride' photo of Robynn is priceless.

What fun!!!!!