Wednesday, May 25, 2011

California Fun, Part 2

On Wednesday, we went to Happy Hollow Park.  This was a perfect park for a kid Molly's age.  She had so much fun.  They have a little petting zoo, little kid rides, and a fun playground.  We took a ton of pictures, but in interest of time, I'm only showing a few.
One of the first things we did was feed the goats.  It took Molly a little while to warm up to them, but she loved it.
This must have been before the warming up.
One of the little rides.  The funny part was when David hopped on one and rode around with Molly.
Molly and her cousin Lily.  These two had so much fun together.
The whole gang except for Grammy and Grampy, who is taking the picture. 
This is where Emma spent most of the day.  She did so well.
Emma getting loves from Grammy.

One of the funniest things was watching Molly's emotional evolution concerning the roller coaster.  I was actually surprised with the intensity of it for a kiddie-coaster.  It gave some pretty good thrills.  Molly was so excited to go on, and the first time, she just screamed...not screamed cried, but from terror.  In the first few pictures, you can kind-of see her face and how scared she is.  But the fun thing about Molly is she still loved it, and wanted to go again and again.  The last time she went, David went with her and caught a picture of her face during the ride.  Priceless.

On Friday, Grammy put on a birthday party for Molly, since her birthday was the next week.  We went to a fun park with a playground and some sand, and had a picnic lunch of mac and cheese and fruit. It was a great chance for Molly to see a lot of cousins (who are actually second cousins), and celebrate her birthday.  Only bummer is, she was pretty sick.  She had a fever off and on, and was just not feeling very well.  But she was a great sport, and of course loved opening presents.

Cute caterpillar cake made by Grammy, with just a little help from me.
We sure enjoyed our trip to California.  We had so much fun, and loved visiting with people we haven't seen in a few years.  We only hope to be able to make it out again soon.


Chelsea said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I just love the picture of Molly trying to run away from the goats...heeheehee:)

Heather said...

We miss Molly! Tifani Dustin's little girl has blonde curls like Molly's and every time I have seen her lately, I can't help but think of you guys! Hope you are well.