Sunday, August 17, 2008

Busch Gardens

Ezzie's mom treated us to a fun filled day at Busch Gardens. It was a blast and I have 1 million pictures to prove it.
Here was our close encounter with one of the Anheuser Busch Clydesdale horses.

Ezzie, Ave, Linda and Ariel chillaxin' on a bench.
Everyone was nice enough to take turns watching Avery, so Ez and I could ride all the coasters too!
Avery having some fun of her own on the carousel. So cute!! She squealed with joy the whole ride.

One of the highlights of the day had to be Ezra's attempt at winning the infamous ring toss game. Early in the day Avery spotted this giant pink gorilla and it was love at first sight. Those who know her well, know of her slight obsession with monkeys...not to mention PINK monkeys!! Ezra, being a semi-pro ring tosser, thought he would try to win his little girl the monkey of her dreams. Being the penny pincher that I am, I denied him the 5 bucks to play. Lucky for Avery, her Uncle Issie fronted the cash....and well two tosses by Ezra the SUPER DAD and the rest is history! Avery was officially the happiest girl in the world... for about 45 minutes, then we realized there was absolutely NO WAY we could get this thing home in our over packed car. we took some pictures, let Ave kiss him and then gave it to another little boy. I'm pretty sure it made his day.

Avery ridding on the kiddie swings and the first official..."my daughter is a big girl moment." Tear...
Before we exited the park, we got Avery's characature done. She didn't want to sit still, but the artist/kid did a great job. Do you think it looks like her?


Rachel and Tyler said...

I heard you used to go to COON LAKE!!!

eirian+johnny said...

I can't believe he actually won one of those games....awesome!! Great pics as always, Candice...

Britta said...

no I DON'T think it looks like her! sounds like fun :)