We are full on spring breakin’ around here. Babe and I took off a few days to have fun with the kid’s staycation style. Six Flags is open for Spring Break, so it was only right that we go have a bit of fun. Before we went they sent us fun Mardi Gras mask and beads; we didn’t even have to flash anyone for them Aye! The Mardi Gras Festival runs March 30th – April 8th, and kicks-off their 20th Anniversary Season. Thanks for the complimentary experience Six Flags.
The weather is fickle this time of year but we lucked up with nice weather. By nice I mean not cold, and no rain; that is a winner for us. The sun made a few appearances and that made the day even better.
We met Tweety Bird, so we had to take a picture. We are festive and ready to ride rides, eat and make new memories. LittleCuteLips did much better, she generally is not a fan of characters in costumes although she knows they are not real.
Babe was in charge of riding all the rides with the kids that spin you around in circles. Because vertigo, this one didn’t seem bad honestly. The next time I will get on.
I love that the ManChild is still a kid at heart. He is such a great big brother to LittleCuteLips, even when she doesn’t make it easy.
It was a Mardi Gras Festival so I had to look the part. Daffy was trying to show me up with his outfit, but I let him live.
We ran into The Style Medic and her boys. So they hopped on the swings with the family and went for a spin.
LittleCuteLips wore her Mardi Gras mask for half of the day.
Six Flags went all the way there with the Mardi Gras theme, they had beignets, PoBoys, Hurricanes and other menu items that are notorious in New Orleans.
A little roller coaster fun, this is about as big as the ManChild will get on.
OH MY GOSH! The little girls face second to the far right was hilarious. Her eyes got big every time they dropped down. The little boy second to the far left screamed, I mean screamed tot he top of his lungs every time it dropped down. The parents and I laughed and laughed and laughed. Kids are hilarious I tell you, just freaking funny.
We have really been working on us; I mentioned our tune-up and us doing the work and seeing results. We have been trying to also enjoy us while enjoying family time with the kids. I like to capture our family, but I also like to capture our growth as much as I capture the kids.
They look so joyful, she is such a Daddy’s Girl.
Funny Story: Babe got on most of the rides as noted above because they spin you around in circles. Some of the rides the kids got on by themselves. As we were getting ready to leave the park we passed this boat ride. Babe asked me if I would get on, I said yes. We all sat down and watched so LittleCuteLips could decide if she wanted to get on. We watched and she was on board so the three of us got on. I instructed babe to snap pictures of our moment. The ride started and we were all laughs. Halfway into the ride LittleCuteLips laughter turned to tears and then terror. She was freaking out. We were towards the back of the boat and when it swings back you almost feel like you are standing up on your feet. I put my arm and leg over her while reassuring her and laughing at the same time. She had a total meltdown but I was so proud of her bravery. I don’t know if she will get back on anytime soon but she is such a courageous six-year old I swear.
After all of that, it was time to head home. We had yet another amazing time at Six Flags. The Spring Break Mardi Gras Festival runs until April 8th.