Wyatt – Always Thinking


Each day the boys come home from childcare with a paper with notes about what they did, ate, diaper changes, etc. It used to include a note at the top of the page that said, “Today I was _____” and they would add a smiley face or sad face or a comment. A few . . . → Read More: Wyatt – Always Thinking

Who is this Big Kid


This is Juliana on her first trip to Kennywood – she was 10 months old. Those 2 little teeth, they are gone and have been replaced by big teeth.

She spent most of the day riding around in her stroller enthralled with the sounds and activity all around her. She only went on . . . → Read More: Who is this Big Kid

Kennywood – What a Difference a Few Inches Makes


The past 2 summers have been a bit difficult for us at Kennywood.  Juliana was in between rides – the kiddie land rides were too slow and not exciting enough and she wasn’t tall enough for many of the larger rides.  We spent all of our time going on the same rides over and . . . → Read More: Kennywood – What a Difference a Few Inches Makes



I didn’t take my camera to Kennywood with us for 2 reasons: I was planning to go on big rides and my dad was with us to take pictures.  We planned well and took both sets of Grandparents with us and we met friends who have a child Juliana’s age.  At one point Juliana . . . → Read More: Kennywood

My Love of Roller Coasters


There is nothing like the first hill on the first roller coaster ride of a beautiful day.  This picture sums up my love of roller coasters – riding in the last row for maximum air, hands raised, smiling and screaming into the wind.  Where else can you plunge hundreds of feet straight toward the ground and . . . → Read More: My Love of Roller Coasters

Kennywood – Back to Kiddieland


With Juliana’s love of the “big kid rides” we haven’t spent too much time in Kiddieland the past 2 years.  That changed when we took the boys this week.  It was the first time that they were able to go on the rides.  It was not their first trip to Kennywood however the only . . . → Read More: Kennywood – Back to Kiddieland

A first that I didn’t think would happen for many more years


This picture is from our trip to Kennywood yesterday.  See that stuffed animal she is holding?  A boy won that and gave it to her..a boy!

And yes, this is 2 blog posts in a row about Juliana and boys…let’s not repeat this again for a long time.

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Kennywood – June 2009

We went to Kennywood today – the weather was beautiful and the park was not crowded – short lines for most of the rides. The boys were with us, but their only ride was in the stroller. Juliana went on a few rides in Kiddyland and was bored…she is into the big rides now. . . . → Read More: Kennywood – June 2009

And Finally – the Big Whip

Another big kid ride and a favorite as well. She rode twice, once with Mommy and then again with Daddy as the last ride before leaving the Park for the night. When she went on with me earlier that afternoon, we were saying, “1-2-3-GOOOO!” as it was about to make the whip at each . . . → Read More: And Finally – the Big Whip

More Kennywood – Jack Rabbit and Kiddie Land

Juliana is tall enough to ride the Jack Rabbit this year. We have been talking about riding on the bit roller coaster for weeks and she was very excited to go on it. She waited in the long line and hopped on the ride with Mommy. We buckled up and down the first hill. . . . → Read More: More Kennywood – Jack Rabbit and Kiddie Land