I think that we may have just picked the best day to go to Knott’s Berry Farm… in the history of … ever. When I say “No one was there” it is really only a mild exaggeration. NO ONE WAS THERE!!!! Josh and I kinda felt like we were not aware of something else going on, because it was soooo empty. The crazy/wonderful thing was… everything in the park was still open! I think this was as close to renting out the park for just us as we will ever get. Every ride was not only a walk on, it was waiting for us to get on to start. We also went on every ride we wanted to several times over, often without even stepping off the ride. My kind of amusement park day.
Walked into the park to be greeted by the Peanuts gang. Micah was thrilled. He was taking it so seriously though, he walked up to each one, gave them a hug, turned around for a picture, waved “bye-bye” to the character and walked back to us. (Serious is not usually his way.)
First ride of the day… Anna was not too sure. We encouraged her to go on. “It’s fun!””Babies can go on this ride!” “You will like it!”
And, well, as you can see…. “Fun!” wasn’t exactly how Anna felt about it….
Bekah on the other hand laughed and giggled the entire time.
Don’t worry Anna’s tune changed for the rest of the rides.
This car ride was a major hit! Especially with the little man. We went on it over and over…. and over.
Oh boy… I will just say listening to giggles from these kids makes posting pictures like this (of myself) a little more bearable.
He was cracking up.
What would “Camp Snoopy” be without these push carts? I remember these from when I was little.
It took Micah a little while to get the hang of it. (He was enjoying being pushed by his sisters.) But eventually he got into the groove and this ride was a multiple time repeat.
And I remember this roller coaster well too. Micah is in there too. Just too short to see.
The western stunt show. Micah who is into all things cowboy… no really…it’s an obsession, sat with his mouth gaping open watching the show. And afterwards was not shying in going up to the “cowboys” to show them his boots.
And then a BIG first! Rebekah went on her first upside down roller coaster. All it took was once and she was hooked!! She was all about the roller coasters for the rest of the day. Her favorite? “Boomerang!!!!”
Daddy was the “designated parent” for most rides. His expression below very well reflects my sentiments regarding most rides at “the farm.” I am more of “It’s a small world” kinda gal. (Wrong park, I know.)
Of course our little cowboy had to go on the stage coach! The girls enjoyed the ride too.
One little thing you may notice… Rebekah has no glasses on the rest of the pics. Yep! They snapped in two!
It had to be done…
I love the Bird Cage Theater at Knotts. I remember making pretty much an annual trip to go see “A Christmas Carol” with my family. So there is a little nostalgia… but even without memories and history, this building is just cool to look at. I asked Josh to take a picture of me with the older girls…
Then the girls wanted to be photographers…
Then we had to get almost on our knees for Anna… otherwise we would have had a picture of our bellies.
Then Bekah said “How about a silly face?” I started to make my “silly” face and Josh decided to LICK me!!!! Ummmmm…. I cry foul!!!!! LICK MY FACE, PEOPLE! Gross. Boys.
The old school house…
The girls found it exceptionally interesting when I read all the different offenses that children in 1875 could receive lashes for with a switch. Long fingernails, playing with boys and splashing at the drinking pump were just a few.
The merry-go-round is always a favorite.
Micah….Reality. Just keeping it real, here folks.
Oh yeah, Leah! She was with us too. She actually took a three hour nap. I guess Knotts was so peaceful that day, it even makes an “anti-napper” sleep.
Clapping on the merry-go-round. Which reminds me…. she is 10 months now! And has a whole bag of new tricks I need to get recorded!
Goodness gracious I love these girls!
And this little guy just melts my heart. And also causes my heart to stop on occasion.
You should see Rebekah lug Leah around. She carries Leah like she was nothing. I carry her too. I know. She’s a chub! So it’s just always funny to see Bekah with Leah on her hip. She’s a great big sis!
We ended our day with a few Camp Snoopy rides, one last roller coaster for Bekah (all by herself! We are too old for these crazy coasters.)And a bucket of fried chicken to take home. (Oh and a box of biscuits…. Josh’s favorite. With lots of boysenberry jam.)
Couldn’t have asked for a better day at Knott’s.