Sebastian is an adrenaline junkie. So is my Uncle Tom. They had a boy's day full of double roller coaster rides and anything else that would spin them silly.
Ruby and I chose the worst ride to begin her 32" theme park experience and had to ask to stop the ride two circles in. She was terrified of everything else the rest of the day until we found the slow train and the carousel. No way she was getting on those ladybugs, though.
Santa had a tattoo hidden under a red arm band. We made our best guesses about what it was. Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, or the date Dec. 26th?
I can finally tell my cousin Sarah's twin girls apart! I look forward to all the fun memories we get to make with our kids as they grow older. We have already decided the next summer that we're all in Pauls Valley, OK to take them to Arbuckle Wilderness and have them hang out the windows to feed the ostriches like we used to do. Being bitten and chased by those same ostriches are some of our best cousin memories.
Taking your kids to the same theme park you visited as a child really brings things full circle and makes for a lovely day. The perfect weather helped a lot, too.
I'm really hoping I haven't given Ruby a complex. We need her to be excited about going to Disneyland someday! Raise your hand if you've ever visited the North Pole...