Yes, there are smiles in these pics and there was some fun being experienced. But on the first and second day.... I really just wanted to smack some kids. My sister and her family joined us and that was the best part for me and my whole family. But everyone was not on board when it came to having fun. Joey couldn't handle his upset about not being on a snowboard at Brian Head with all his friends (which by the way had no snow to snowboard on). My nephew Hamilton hates amusement parks, Nifae decided at the age of 7 that he wanted to act like the big boys and cop an attitude the whole time and thought everything was "boring". All 3 of my kids asked multiple times a day for 3 day, "Can we just say at the hotel? Can we go back to the hotel now? can we leave and go swimming at the hotel? When are we going to Aunty Tonya's house? Why do we have to stay here and not at Aunty Tonya's house? etc" It blew my mind. Aunty Tonya's house would have been SOOOOO much cheaper. Why why why do we do this to ourselves? Lilia had to use every bathroom in the park. Then Joey got his 17 year old self lost in the part so all Tommy and his mom could think about was him and spent the whole night looking for him and worrying about him while I took all 4 kids around DL by myself. Oh, did I mention the park was at capacity on these days? One ray of sunshine was that my niece Kennedy got to stay with us for the rest of the days and she was so great to have around. She kept my kids happy and positive. By day 3 we all got our act together and had a ball. We got to ride every single ride that we wanted to (in both parks) saw about 22 Characters. Also, World of Color made us all feel the love again. All 5 kids were happy and made some great memories after all.
Betcha didn't see that coming, did ya?