The girls are still very much within the appropriate age range for Story Land. Unfortunately, they are too short (by several inches) to go alone on the rides, all of which are set up in order for a responsible person to easily ride with little ones. We're lucky that Grammy was able to travel with us so that we could all ride together and not have to take turns. Allie is not a fan of roller coasters so she sat that one out and all 5 of us were able to ride the bamboo shoots scary thing together.
(antique German carousel)
(riding with Anna)
(the quads enjoying some lunch)
So although we weren't at Story Land for the entire day, we accomplished quite a bit. Between our time that day and the afternoon before, the girls had their fill. They were extremely excited and had been looking forward to having their faces painted again. This year was even better though as they were able to share their experience with their cousins. When I asked the girls why they liked having their cousins there, Allie responded with, "It's like one big party with them."
We needed to cath Anna once while at Story Land that day so Rich brought her back to the van for some privacy. (We cathed her before we left the hotel and immediately when we returned to the hotel before dinner.) Grammy, Allie, Emily and I killed some time with the girls' cousin, Maggie, while Anna was being cathed.
And when she returned, it was time for the girls to meet Cinderella.
That night all 14 of us ate dinner together at the Muddy Moose. The restaurant itself is okay. (Think Bugaboo Creek's mountain cousin.) After dinner, it was time for bed for the kids. And then the adults. When traveling, each kid shares a bed with either me, Rich or Grammy. The girls rotated so they each had a chance to sleep in my bed (or try to take over my pillow) as we were there for three nights. Our routine is to turn all the lights off and rest in the beds until the kids are asleep. Rich and I then did whatever on our phones for a bit before falling asleep ourselves.