Knotts Berry Farm

To celebrate Quinn’s birthday, we decided to go to Knott’s Berry Farm with her cousins.

The first ride Quinn and Al went on was called the Sidewinder roller coaster. A coaster that spins while going up and down. So glad I didn’t go. Quinn survived and but suggested that all following rides be a bit tamer.

Only our second ride of the day.

The train, our second ride of the day.

Kayde, JJ and Kayle

Kayde, JJ and Kayle

Unbelievably the kids stood in line for over an hour to get on the ferris wheel. Q was still pretty pleased.

Unbelievably the kids stood in line for over an hour to get on the ferris wheel. Q was still pretty pleased.

The reward for standing in line was cotton candy.

The reward for standing in line was cotton candy. No one seemed disappointed with this choice.

 

Quinn loves carnival games. And it’s okay to play them if it’s fair and square – when only kids are playing with kids. Unfortunately our first go around of Whack a Mole, a two year old won because mom and dad were very good at whacking the mole. Second round (free on the house) was only for kids and Q won fair and square. Later she decided she wanted to go back and win the Hedgehog. But again, Grandma got too enthusiastic and another 2 year old won. This time the operator flat out gave Quinn her choice of Hedgehog. He even managed to photo bomb her photo.

Quinn really wanted to win and she did!

Quinn really wanted to win and she did!

At the end of day, everyone was pretty tired and happy.

At the end of day, everyone was pretty tired and happy.

The two birthday girls.

The two birthday girls.

I asked Q to take a photo at the Jail and look who she put in her place.

I asked Q to take a photo at the jail and look who she put in her place! :)

 

Bits of Our Weekend: Vol. 231

This weekend we celebrate Q’s birthday and Al tried a new form of painting.

 

Al decide to try the traditional Japanese fish painting. He started by going fishing. Luckily his friend caught this fish.

Al decide to try the traditional Japanese fish painting. He started by going fishing. Luckily his friend caught this fish.

 

It looked pretty amazing when he was done.

It looked pretty amazing when he was done.

 

Also took advantage of the nice weather and went to the beach in search of “stuff”.

It was a little chilly.

It was a little chilly.

 

Day at the Beach 1.17.16

Bottom right photo taken by Quinn.

Bottom right photo taken by Quinn.

 

There was definitely a lot of sand to clean out of our shoes!

There was definitely a lot of sand to clean out of our shoes!

 

We ended the night with a trifecta of cupcakes to celebrate Q's birthday early.

We ended the night with a trifecta of cupcakes to celebrate Q’s birthday early.