Yesterday when I posted the story on Story Book Land, it was mostly about Ana. Today I have some pictures and information about Jaxon and David, although I think Ana might show up in a picture or two. One of the early stops on the path going to the right in the park is the Jack and Jill hill with a slide. All of the “old” children (his mother and aunts) remember the slide and how intensely hot it can be. Of course they thought it was a great idea to give Jaxon the experience of this slide, and it did not take him long to realize he was not sliding down. They all laughed when he stood up immediately after this picture and he walked himself down backwards. I guess they all remembered doing it. What this picture does not show is statues of Jack and Jill at the bottom of the hill.
Right after this, Jaxon and I walked over to the maze, which he really enjoyed. Victoria went in with him, and she was amazed at how he walked right through it without a problem. I have actually never gone through it. I don’t want to be left at the park when I get stuck or lost. Ha!! What might be cool is a corn maze over on the Wizard of Oz area. They actually do have a corn field growing in that area. As you continue on that right side of the park, you eventually get to a little train that is also playground equipment. We got a picture of Jaxon on the monkey bars here.
Not to be left out, I need to show the one good picture we got of David. He was in the old buggy that we brought from home. Here we stopped beside the lion who had his thorn removed by the mouse. It is one of the oldest displays in the park, and was something that David could actually reach forward and touch. He seemed really excited about it when we stopped. At first he was not too interested in staying inside and being pushed around, but with the bright sun which would have burned him badly, we needed to keep him covered. Also at 20 pounds not many of us were real interested in lugging him, and though he pulls himself up and hangs on to furniture, he is not quite at the walking stage, so maybe the next time we visit this place, he will have his turn at running with the older siblings. If you take the time to watch him, I suspect he is checking the two of them out and will likely leave them in the dust in several areas.
The final picture of this post is Jaxon on the Merry-go-round. He picked out the horse he wanted as he was standing in line waiting for the contraption to stop from the ride before him. It was sort of funny how he waited then sprinted to the particular horse. Later he took a ride with Mama and Papa on the new little roller coaster that is one of the newer pieces in the park. We were just about to leave when they decided to take a ride with their final tickets. Nate was thinking we would all ride the train at the end, but we were fine without that trip. At any rate it was a fun day, and I will likely have another post with more pictures in the next few days. Now I am off to lucindagardens to share the pictures of the turkey buzzards that I took a couple of days ago with Paulina’s camera. After that it is a trip to Rio on the couch. Enjoy!!