Here are some pictures of just a few of the things that we did.
Their first ride on a carousel.
Riding on Dora's ferris wheel.
My big girls went for a train ride all by themsleves!!
They met the Backyardigans. Addi's hug with Pablo.
Livi's hug with Pablo.
Last but not least. Weeeee!!!!!
A close-up of the expressions. As much as it might not look it, they really did have fun!
Overall, it was a great day. Like I said, seeing their little faces light up with pure enjoyment was something that I needed. Nate did too. For a few hours today, we felt almost like a "normal" family. I did have a bit of a hard time when the girls went to meet the Backyardigans. That was Elli's favorite cartoon. She would become entranced in the bright colors and catchy music. So that was tough. But I couldn't deny the girls the chance to hug Pablo and Uniqua (yes, I know their names!!).
Anyway. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Even though we talked all about the sharks on our trip to the mall, they didn't ask a single time while we were there if we were going to see them. But leave it to sneaky little toddlers, and the minute they realized we were getting loaded back up into the car..."what about the sharks?" Stinkers. Just like bedtime. Not thirsty, not thirsty, not thirsty. Lay them down..."I'm thirsty." Too funny.