We go to the amusement park here in town once a year, sponsored by Mr. Jones' work. This time it was so, so different. The girls went on rides! Penny was scared at first, but once she rode a couple with Mama and Daddy, she was ready to do it all by herself. Lulu barreled through the gate behind her, determined to try every ride her sister did, and the employees seemed not to flinch at her age, so we let her. She only got scared once! Between stormy clouds and occasional downpours, we had such a wonderful time. We didn't want to go home.
I'll never forget how I watched Lulu come down that huge slide with Mr. Jones, and I thought "Oh, no. It's not good." She was sort of frozen in his lap. But as soon as they slowed at the bottom, her little fingers came together in the baby sign language for "more", and she shouted "MO, MO!" and we all had to ride twice, before the girls would let us move on.
Former visits to Oaks Park include 2013 and 2014.