Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Six Flags!
I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! We spent some time together as a family. To be honest with you, life has not been about food the past few days. We actually got out for a little bit!

Friday was a fun day for our family. We decided to make a small trek to Six Flags with our friends, Matt and Nayoung.  It has been 16 years since the illustrator and I have gone and this was the first time our kids have ever been! It also marks the first time that my kids rode a roller coaster without an adult...where has the time gone. I had a lot of growing up to do this day, that's for sure!
Yep, Max and Taz! Seriously, do I need to state how accurate this is?
I am actually kinda sad at how big Jay is getting. He will be bigger than me by the end of this year. His shoe size has already passed me! This was after a water ride that I was happy to escape!
My boys enjoying the day before the water rides...
My boys enjoying the day after the water ride that Max got soaked on!
Tony and I are just happy that the boys could ride this one by themselves...yes, they went on it two times in a row!
Checking out how wet our children are right before the hour car ride home!
The one above is Tony and Nayoung checking out the map...Matt and I just leave that kind of stuff up to them. The one below is just because I liked this picture of Matt and Tony! 
Matt being Max's dad for the water ride...so we did not have to! Thank you!
Nayoung being Jay's mom on the water ride, so we did not have to! Thank you!
Just because I love this picture of Nayoung. She glows and it makes me crazy! I just think she is beautiful!
The lines were crazy short that day.  It actually rained on our way to the park even though it was supposed to rain the day before. We went anyway! The weather was perfect when we got there, so we were happy for the short lines and got to ride on everything we wanted to...some twice!
If you read this blog often, you know that the illustrator works all the time, so this day was really special for us and it was great to spend it with great friends! Thank you Matt and Nayoung for the great day (and for the surrogate parenting)!  We all can't wait for the next one!

As a foot note to the day....about food...I contacted Six Flags about wether or not they had picnic tables outside the park since we have food allergies and intolerances and needed to bring food.  They told me that we could bring a cooler into the park and leave it at guest services so we could eat inside the park.  We packed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (gluten free too), chips, fresh fruits and water.  It worked perfectly.  Luckily, Nayoung packed a massive amount of water melon that was perfectly chilled for our drive home!  

I thought this was interesting, Nayoung was wearing her pedometer and it said she took 20,000 steps (around 6.5 to 7 miles). If the lines had been heavier that day, I don't know that it would have been that many. I would say that was worth the extra day off of exercising this week!

Do you like amusement parks? Do you do roller coasters? We love them! I don't like the jerky ones, but the smooth fast loopy coasters are great! What is your favorite thing to eat there? I used to love the funnel cakes. My sister and I would share them. My boys never even asked for one. I think they were completely blown away by the experience!


posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 7:49 AM  
  • At July 6, 2010 at 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said…

    Awww, y'all are such a cute family! I used to love our trips to Six Flags, which is strange, because I usually get nauseous on rides!

  • At July 6, 2010 at 8:04 AM, Anonymous Karla said…

    I grew up about a 10 minute drive from a Six Flags park. It was really convenient to get a season pass and go on random evenings in the summer. I went last about a year ago, let's just say I don't really miss it :)

    Looks like you had a great time!

  • At July 6, 2010 at 8:22 AM, Blogger Megan D said…

    Aww you have the cutest family ever!! I love six flags. And yes, I loove rollercoasters :)

  • At July 6, 2010 at 8:50 AM, Anonymous Estela @ Weekly Bite said…

    I love six flags! I haven't been in years!

    You have a beautiful family!

  • At July 6, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Anonymous Heather (Where's the Beach) said…

    So glad you guys got to get away and enjoy the day! I am not a big amusement park fan. Don't really care for roller coasters. There was a theme park in the city where I grew up, and we spent most every day all summer there. It now has a nice water park that didn't exist when we were kids.

  • At July 6, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    Oh I love Six Flags! I haven't been in ages, but The Batman was my favorite roller coaster of all time!!!

    We were always big fans of staying until the very end- the last half hour was awesome because it would seriously clear out and we'd just ride the ride, get back in line and be riding it again in a minute or two... fantastic!

    I'm glad you had a great weekend! :)

  • At July 6, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Anonymous Evan Thomas said…

    I love amusement parks. The last time I remember going to a major one like that might have been 4 years ago or so. In fact, it was probably that very same six flags since we were in Georgia that Summer

  • At July 6, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Anonymous MelissaNibbles said…

    I love Six Flags!

    That's great that they let you bring your food in.

  • At July 6, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Anonymous Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said…

    I love Six Flags! It is so fun! But I have found that as I get older I am mote scared of roller coasters.

  • At July 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM, Blogger laura said…

    Aww, what a fun day! And I love seeing all the pics - makes me wish we lived closer! I'm glad you all got a much deserved day off! :)

  • At July 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Anonymous kickpleat said…

    I love amusement parks! And kinda funny, but I think I've got the exact same glasses as you do.

  • At July 6, 2010 at 1:54 PM, Anonymous homecookedem said…

    I just LOVE Six Flags!! I used to go all the time as a kid and then Andrew and I finally went together about 2 years ago when it was Ga Tech night (he's an alum). There were no lines and it was AWESOME!! :)

    Your family is so adorable!! Glad you all were able to spend some quality time together. Also, great to know that you can take your own food in the park.

  • At July 6, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Anonymous Jessica (Healthy Exposures) said…

    Great pictures, Sarena! I agree - such a cute family. Such a cute HAPPY family! So glad you were all able to enjoy yourselves as well as the company of good friends.

    As for me, I haaate roller coasters! haha, always have. I do like the tube/rafting though ;)

  • At July 6, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Blogger Nicole said…

    Aw you and your family are SO cute!! Thanks for sharing pictures with us. I love rollar coasters but haven't been on one in years. Glad you had a special day!

  • At July 6, 2010 at 5:50 PM, Anonymous Fiona said…

    Hate rides! But I'm glad you guys had a ball!

  • At July 6, 2010 at 6:19 PM, OpenID queengreenbean said…

    I love Six Flags! The last time I went the lines were like 5-10 minutes tops! It's good to know that we're allowed to bring our own food though! I don't know if I could take another day of the normal park food :).

  • At July 6, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Blogger nkdub said…

    We love you guys! Thank you for a truly memorable day. Can't wait to go again. And we are glad to be surrogates anytime!

  • At July 6, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Anonymous Danielle (Runs on Green) said…

    You have such a cute family! (Not just echoing other commenters...but seriously)!!

    I'm glad you had a good time :D I remember going to Six Flags and trying to sneak food in but they caught me. So of course I lied & flashed a smile and they eventually let me bring my vegan lunch in haha

    And I'm with you on the jerky roller coasters (Mind Eraser?? idk if you have that ride in your park, but at ours it's 3 minutes of headache)!

  • At July 6, 2010 at 10:03 PM, OpenID glutenfreemuse said…

    I LOVE roller coasters! I used to be on the skydiving team in college, so roller coasters take me back to my good ol' days of freefall :-) glad you had fun!


  • At July 6, 2010 at 10:19 PM, OpenID lerecipesforsuccess said…

    you and your family are so cute!! I love theme parks, but HATE roller coasters or any kind, also things that go upside down or log flumes. I hate heights.

  • At July 6, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Blogger the actor's diet said…

    my stomach did roller coaster loops when i saw your post title - i love theme parks and six flags was my fave growing up in NJ. i hate lines, though, so it'll probably be a while until i go to one - will wait until after summer!

  • At July 6, 2010 at 11:20 PM, Anonymous Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter said…

    Jerky roller coasters wreck havoc on my C2 disk in my neck, so I'm a big fan of the smooth ones too.

    That's really great the Six Flags was very accommodating to your family's needs!

  • At July 6, 2010 at 11:42 PM, Blogger Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said…

    as a kid i was an amusement park junkie!! games of skill/luck and chance..rides, water rides, you name it...love it all! Except not into spinny rides that go in a circle over and over...it must be like a roller coaster or something that doesnt just spin or i do get ugh. kinda sick.

    GReat pics of you guys...what a super day!

  • At July 10, 2010 at 2:12 AM, Anonymous Alisa said…

    Those pictures are adorable! So glad you shared - brightened my evening even more!

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