Tuesday, August 28, 2012


My family always goes to Lagoon every year. It is one of our traditions as a family. It usually is in August. This year, we went the first Saturday in August. 

I left Kurt with Ashlyn at home. Kurt is not big on spinning rides or roller coasters, so he stayed home. This left me with just Ayla. This was the first time in a long time that I just went hands free! I didn't have any bags to carry around or a stroller to push. It made it so much easier and I got to ride a lot of rides with Ayla! And because I kept it simple I didn't take as many pictures as I usually do.

 Ayla would spend the whole time at the fountain at entrance, if I would let her!

Back by the terrace where we kept our stuff, there was a cute little rose garden. I thought of my Mother-in-law (because she loves rose gardens because of her Grandmother's rose garden she had) and I had to get pictures of Ayla with it!

 Ayla loves to be a ham in pictures!

 I told her I needed one serious picture!

 And she insisted on one of her smelling the roses! 
I guess she always wants a picture of her smelling a flower because I have a bridal picture of me smelling a flower.

 Her waiting in line for the cars!

 You can tell she feels so grown up when she drives by herself!
I remember feeling like that when I was a kid. I really miss the big cars they used to have. Maybe the next time we go to Disneyland, I will take her on the cars in Tomorrow Land.

 Too much fun!

 I think this was Ayla's first time riding Bulgy the Whale!
Every time we have taken Ayla, we have never made it to this ride, as far as I know.

 She liked it!

 I took her on some of the old school rides, like the Tilt a Whirl!

 Here she is getting reading to ride the Scrambler for her first time! She loved it!

 My Mom and Lane were in line behind us! They got on ride after us. I love how Lane is so excited about everything!

 My brother, Robert and my sister, Marion riding The Rocket, one of the best rides at Lagoon! 
This one and Wicked are my favorite large rides (which I rode that day) and as for the kiddy rides, I love Odysea and Bombora! It was my first time riding Bombora this year because it was new last year and I was pregnant last year. It is a roller coaster that plays beach music. It was so fun riding it with Ayla! I think we rode that ride the most!

And of course Ayla was worn out afterwards!

Even though I missed Ashlyn, I had one of the best days with Ayla!


Garden of Egan said...

That looks like a perfect mommy daughter date!

Nelson's Corner said...

Looks like you all had a great time. I have a similar picture of Kaitlyn on that whale ride. So cute!