Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kings Island

Last weekend to headed to Cincinnati. Aaron's brother, Graham, lives there and we were off to see his new house. Grandma and Grandpa Mills came along as well. The weekend we chose to go, happened to be P & G days at Kings Island. Uncle Graham works for Proctor and Gamble and they "rent out" Kings Island for the day and it's open only to friends and family of P & G personnel. Pretty cool!

Addy was very excited about the rides. We immediately got in line for the Merry Go Round and after 20-25 minutes of standing in line holding her, I knew there was no way that I was going to be able to stand with her in lines all day. Because she can't stand on her own, weighs almost 40 pounds and strollers are not allowed to be taken into the lines, this was going to be very difficult. So, I put my thinking cap on and headed to guest services. I explained the situation about having a child with a disability and not being able to stand in line with her and they were awesome about it. They gave us a handicap pass for the day so we got to go through the exit of every ride with the stroller and get right on the rides with no waiting. It was a lifesaver and allowed Addy to ride as many rides as she wanted. Thank you Kings Island!

We started out with the slow rides, as there are not many rides that Addy has been on before. The kiddie area is Nickelodeon themed (right up Addy's alley). Most of the rides were named after characters she knew, especially Dora and Diego. As you can see by the pics, Addy had a blast. One ride in particular called Swiper's Sweepers was her favorite. You sit with another child in a small cart and the carts whip you around the corners of the ride. I wasn't sure how Addy would react and as you can see by the pics, she loved it. The first time she rode she got put on with a girl much older than her who was scared to death. The girl was screaming, crying and trying to climb out of the ride while Addy sat and laughed and happily screamed her way through the entire ride.

Thanks to Uncle Graham and Sarah for their hospitality!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Labor Day Fun

This post is a little late, but with the start of school this week, things have been crazy. We had lots of fun on our last camping trip of summer (probably). We headed north and camped with the Coffindaffers (Tara, Kyle, Tyler & Ethan), the Courtneys (Kimberly, Greg & Macy) and the Coffindaffers (Corine, Keith & June). Addy had another Addyventure on this trip. Kayaking for the first time. She certainly enjoiyed it. Enjoy the pics!