Silver Dollar City

We finally made it!

  
Nathan gladly stayed home with the baby while we had today’s adventure, and it was unlike any before!

For starters, it was the first time ever that Anber let them measure her (to see which rides she can ride) without hitting, slapping, or scratching the workers!  She just jumped right in there without even being shy, and got her arm band without incident!  She wouldn’t smile, but she did it like a big girl.

  
Then, before we could even ride any rides, a storm came upon us faster than anything! I knew it might rain – that’s why we came today, when the crowds were gone. But it rained really hard, and there is no shelter because everything shuts down.

  
But I found an empty bench on the porch of a “house”, just in time to take shelter before lightning came.  We were already soaked through!

  
It was one of those long walk around porches, though, and I thought to walk around the back side, and found this lovely spot!

  
Once the rain slowed and rides re-opened, we headed down but got stopped by this as always:

  
The same thing happens at the zoo back home. It makes me grateful for the free passes again, since all that money goes to just playing with a giant world in water. Silly kids.

Today Anber and Barrett were big enough for the teacups ride for the first time, just like the big kids:

   

But Seven bumped up a level to the real big kid rides!

  
We played so hard today! It was our first trip without a stroller, since Nathan was at home with the baby. It was also the first time we didn’t take a nap break in the afternoon.  They are growing up so fast!

   

On the way out, the kids joined hands and started singing Jonah’s in the Whale to the tune of Farmer in the Dell.

  

These kids crack me up!

  

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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