We took a three day, two night trip to Hershey Park, which bills itself as the sweetest place on earth. The weather was perfect for water rides, roller coasters, and chocolate.
After vowing never to ride it again 2 years ago, Thing 4 reconsidered and gave the Sooper Dooper Looper another go. As the name suggests, it’s a loop coaster but tame enough to be dubbed a “family ride”. SuburbanMommy did not ride this time.
We toured Chocolate World and made our own candy bars. Rode water slides, tubed in the lazy river, and got dizzy on the Scrambler.
I had lived in the Washington DC area for over twenty years and never experienced the most quintessential DC tourist attraction – Cherry Blossoms.
We went on a weekday during spring break to avoid the huge crowds. March was unusually warm and the blossoms were near peak.
We took the Metro from Reston to avoid traffic and parking. It was our first time taking the metro as family. I have to say driving, even with the traffic, is still easier, and cheaper, when you have 6 people.
Complaints were rampant as we had to do a lot of walking and standing in big crowds. But we can at least check Cherry Blossoms off the bucket list.
The most memorable part was probably right after taking this picture, when a tourist lost her phone in the water leaning over the railing trying to get a good angle for a picture.
Thing 4 loves to draw pictures. And what’s more fun than drawing a picture of yourself? Judging from that smile, not much.
It was Wacky Wednesday in preschool. Pigtails AND a ponytail. What’s wackier than that?
It’s springtime which means another dance recital for Thing 4. If you haven’t been, the recital is a multiple hour endeavor to watch a 2 minute performance. The cuteness of so many little girls – and one boy this year – in fancy costumes is overwhelming. I’ll save you multiple hours and show you the 2 minutes here. Thing 4 is second from the right.
Thing 4 had a birthday party for her fourth birthday. It marked our return to Jumping Jack Sports, where we held a joint party for Thing 2 and Thing 3 a few years ago.
Thing 4 was a birthday princess.
There were games like freeze tag and limbo.
Frozen is what all the girls like these days.
Thing 1 and 2 worked on their slam dunk.
Thing 4 loves to dance and sing. It doesn’t matter if she knows the words, she just makes up her own. And she improvises the dance moves as she sings. I don’t know if there is Broadway in her future, but it sure is entertaining to watch.
In preschool today, the topic was what do you want to be when you grow up? Most of the answers were typical. A policeman, fireman, nurse, a mommy, a dancer. Thing 4 has a slightly different plan.
Teacher: What do you want to be when you are big?
Thing 4: A unicorn because I want to have rainbow hair.