We got on the road Thursday afternoon. The kids were great and stayed occupied by napping, eating candy and playing games.
|The boys are ready to hit the park! Their first visit to Six Flags.|
|Izzy just can't believe it!|
After a few rides, the kids had to cool off in Skull Island. They had a blast at the mini water park.
|Skull Island- SIx Flags water area.|
|Waiting for everyone to finish up on the bumper cars.|
Aiden loves roller coasters and he is getting tall enough to ride most of them. Ethan is a little more timid but once we convince him to ride... he loves them (just like his Mommy as a kid).
|Do you think they had fun on the Ninja?!?|
|Papa and Mikayla- Great American Scream Machine|
|Aiden and the Batman car|
|Merry go round-Izzy wasn't a fan of the horses once we got close so we opted for sitting in a carriage.|
|The Littles couldn't hang with the big kids.|
Saturday, we went to a Braves game. We are not used to big city traffic. We left over an hour early and we were still late for the game. Boo!
|A quick trip to- where else... Target. |
|Izzy and Papa reading a magazine during innings.|
Izzy was a hit with the other Braves' fans sitting near us. She entertained everyone during the down times. It was a great game and the Braves pulled out the win with the very last hit. We like to think that we were their good luck charm for the day!
We also fit in some late night swims. On vacation, you are allowed to break the rules! The water was too cold for my taste but the kids didn't let that stop them.
|I think Aiden was a little cold but he refused to admit it.|
We all slept in late which was so nice! We headed to Ikea to first get a little breakfast and then shop.
What is a trip to Atlanta without visiting Ikea?? Not my kind of trip!
Ethan is now too tall to go into the kid's play area so Ikea is no longer a favorite of his. He had to be a big boy and walk around the store with Mommy- BORING!
|Don't mind us... just making ourselves at home.|
Oh, I failed to mention... the boys got along so well. That is HUGE these days. At ages 9 and 7 (or 8/6 or 7/5... ) the boys will fight over anything and everything. Temper tantrums gallore. We have literally threatened to never go on another vacation for the rest of their natural life. Obviously, we didn't follow through with that one- sometimes we can go a little overboard with their punishments and have to back track a bit. Now, don't get me wrong... there was a little tiff here and there but I can handle that. My boys might be finally growing up and maturing a bit! A Mama can dream, right?!?