Today was our stake Lagoon day, and we decided to take the girls for their first trip to iconic Lagoon. I wasn't sure how my little scaredy-cat would handle the rides, but I suppose I didn't care that much because the first thing I did was put her on the one that scared me the most to watch her ride. I thought the ride was one that would just go around, but all of the sudden it was going up in the air and up and down so fast. Stella had a death grip on Ava and a look of terror in her eyes. But when I went to get her she said: "More rides!"
Next were the cars and boats, which were both huge hits with the girls. I wonder if that was because they were under the grand illusion that they could actually use their steering wheels to control the ride.
Ash and I accompanied them on the carousel ride, which I know Stella liked, but my main goal was just concentrating on not getting sick as we went around and around. I think most of the time on the rides Stella didn't know what to think since this was such a new experience for her. And it wasn't until the rides were over that she was like: "Ok, that was fun--I didn't die or anything."
Then we headed over to the log ride and took them down the big slide. After that one Stella said: "I'm scared. More slide."
Then we waited in line for Puff. As soon as Stella saw it roar past her she wanted out of the line, so we left. Then she wanted to be with Ava so we went back. We had some line drama there and a big group somehow snuck ahead of us one by one, so by the time I pushed my way back to the front, Ashley was already getting on the roller coaster because this rowdy group wanted to be together and there wasn't room for all of them. I just handed Stella to her auntie and watched her terrified look as she flew by riding her first coaster. After the ride she told her auntie that she LOVED it, and came running to me looking pretty proud of herself. She was feeling so brave afterward that she went on a ride all by herself. Again, she looked really freaked out on it, but as soon as it was over she was smiling and said she had fun.
The only time she really cried was when I tried to take her on the train. She just wanted her stroller, and I made her get on it anyway. She stopped crying though as soon as she realized how fun the train was going to be.
I was totally wanting an ICEE the entire time we were there and the hot and humid day made it almost impossible for me not to fantasize about having one while we were on the train. Soon we had our ICEE break, and Stella was kind enough to share hers with me every once in a while. But she had to keep her hands on the straw at all times. After that the only ride Stella was talking about was the cars so off we went to the cars again.
Right after the cars I dropped my camera and broke the lens so that is the last of our Lagoon pictures. Ashley and I used the last of our tickets to go on a few big kid rides like the terribly scary Wild Mouse and the new roller coaster Wicked. Mom was watching both girls during that time and at one point, Ava took off and ran into the line for Wild Mouse, almost getting to the front of the line before she was caught. That was officially our signal that the day was done. We thought for sure the girls would fall asleep on the way home, but instead they just giggled about their fun day the whole way. There were still a few kiddie rides that I had wanted to take Stella on, but I think she had a pretty successful first trip to Lagoon, and she has the stamp to prove it.