Saturday, January 3, 2009

Six Flags Over Stella!

Dirk and I were off work yesterday and it was also the girls' last weekday off from school for the holiday.

The weather was perfect. We had a high of 70 degrees. So, we ventured out to Six Flags Over Texas! Stella could hardly contain her excitement!! In fact, she was more excited than our girls. Stella was also a lot braver than me. The family was able to get me on one kiddie roller coaster and one small adult coaster, but that was about it.

We still had my niece MacKenzie with us since my sister was taking care of Matt after his surgery and all. Jae and MacKenzie started getting very possessive of Stella. Jae sat next to me on the roller coaster and when the ride took off, she kept reminding me to hold on to Stella very tight so we wouldn't lose her. I must admit that I did have thoughts of her flying off in the wind and landing only God knows where. I quickly had to focus on a more positive thought as my stomach was getting upset at just the thought of losing Stella.

Let me tell ya, we are having a BALL with Stella. I am already dreading the thought of her leaving next week. I think that she's really enjoying her stay, but will be exhausted after she leaves Texas.

Check out a few of our pictures that we took while visiting Six Flags! I lost my oldest daughter, Morgan to her boyfriend, Todd all day. Once we checked in, we saw Morgan once every hour or two, but that was about it. lol!

Here's Stella just arriving at Six Flags. I wish you all could have seen the people looking at us. They were entertained. lol!

We stopped at this store to try on hats. They didn't have Stella's size. This guy from behind the counter was all into us trying on hats. He kept saying, " I have some Daffy Duck hats behind the counter if you want to try them on." After he kept insisting to help, I wanted to tell him that it was only for picture taking....leave us alone. Don't worry, I didn't.


I have the best little helpers that anyone could ask for while Stella is visiting. I think that MacKenzie and Jae will be sad when Stella leaves too.
Stella went for a ride on the Teacup ride too. I do not like this ride at all. So, guess who took her? Dirk! He was even nice enough to take pictures while they were riding. Isn't this a trip?



Okay, this was one of two roller coasters I rode and I screamed most of the forty seconds that I was on it. lol!
This is before we took off on the other coaster. This would also explain why I am totally sitting and smiling very calmly.
Jae had her moments too! See the look on her face?
This was taken on a nice quiet boat ride.
Hmmmmm...this was an interesting setup!

Morgan and her boyfriend, Todd.

And you thought Stella had fun yesterday??? You won't believe where she visited today!

I will try to post it early tomorrow afternoon. I wanted to post this earlier today, but after our outing, I had to get my Christmas decorations down ! Goodness!

46 comments:

Liz said...

OMGosh!!! I love amusement parks and will ride just about everything. We haven't been to one in soooo long. Stella looked like she was having a blast! I enjoyed all of the pictures.

Amy said...

OMGoodness! This Stella is cracking me up!

Great pictures!!

Nicolle said...

Cute pictures and I love hearing all about Stella. That is so neat!!!

Wasn't the weather in Texas just gorgeous yesterday. Six Flags was a perfect place to be.

Happy Sunday! :))

...and I hope your nephew is better...

He And Me + 3 said...

What a fun day. Stella is having a blast with you guys. Did they charge you for Stella's ticket?

Heather said...

what fun! you all take such great pictures! i'm glad stella is having so much fun!!

Lindsay-ann said...

Stella is having the time of her life with you in Texas. Six Flags looks a fun place. We loved seeing her on all the rides. She was very brave on the rollercoasters. I do not like the teacup rides either! I hope Stella thanked you for a wonderful day out!
Enjoy the reaminder of your weekend.
Lindsay

Laura said...

Aww, looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I have never been to a Six Flags before.

Stacey said...

Where is Stella's superhero picture?

Stella has had too much fun at your house. You are teaching your kids that they have a world class mom too!!

Jennifer said...

Goodness, Stella is not going to want to leave your household, that is for sure! I bet this is the most fun she has had! You guys look great and I just love all the "pink". What an awesome day for Six Flags. Yes, the weather was perfect!

Brenda said...

What a fun day you had! Love the photo of the hats.

Now I understand Stella and her travels. How cute!!!!!

linda said...

Stella is having the time of her life at your house...she just may want to move in!

Speaking from the Heart said...

Stella is going to miss you guys. It looks like she's having a blast.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What fun you had with Stella! She's more fun than a barrell of monkeys! LOL! I love that pic of you on the roller coaster with her. She's had a rip-roaring good time with you, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Named Alicia said...

Oh too funny! Stella looks like she is having a great time!

April said...

Oh, wow, Daphine...my mom and dad took me to Six Flags Over Texas when I was a little girl and we were living in Arkansas. Fun times!!! Sure looks like all of you, including Stella, had a blast! I can't believe you rode a roller coaster! Didn't you say you don't like the them? I know I sure don't, but I went one, anyway. Scared the living breath right out of me! lol

Loved looking at all your pictures...they sure tell a story of a very close-knit family. :) Love ya, girl!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

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Edie said...

These are SO great Daphine. I really think you should have gotten one of Stella as a gymnist. lol!

I have to say that Morgan looks more thrilled than anyone does and I don't think it's about Stella or the amusement park. :D

Mod Girl said...

Stella is having a smashing time, isn't she?! You sure know how to show a guest a good time. Maybe I'll pop in for a visit too!

Jennifer said...

Stella looks like she is having a blast!! That girl does have her some fun, doesn't she?

Glad to hear that your newphew is doing okay (just read the post today..)

Davisix said...

Stella has all the fun! Would it be weird if I was jealous? :) Great pics!!! So glad you all had fun. xo Ang

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..I love the pictures...how fun...I have not been to a six flags in a long time..what fun you all had!

I loved the hats in the first picture!
-sandy toes

Lee said...

I LOVE MORGAN'S SUNGLASSES.
I need some just like that now.

Sorry, random thing to notice. I just love those sunglasses.

Neabear said...

What a blast Stella had with your family! It will be hard leaving for sure. Now I am wondering how old Stella is supposed to be. In our area people go wine-tasting and you can't do that if you are too young. LOL! I can't wait to see where Stella is going next.

Debra said...

Daphine,

Looks like you guys had an amazing time!! What great pictures. Your girls are so adorable!

Hugs to you!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Very good pictures. I love them. Looks like you all had a great time. It will be nice when my husband and I can go again.. With Leala breastfeeding, who knows when that will be though..

Beth E. said...

Stella is very brave and adventurous...NO WAY would I get on ANY roller coaster! lol

Jennifer Raack said...

I'm behind on reading blogs and I started with this post after a few days of not reading. I kept thinking, "Who is Stella?"

I tried to think back to our younger years to see if maybe you had an Aunt Stella and I had almost decided that was the case, until I saw the pictures. I about fell out of my chair laughing! You are so funny!!! I think Stella going everywhere is a neat idea and you make it so interesting!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

What a fun post! It looks like you all had a blast at Six Flags! (I think I have been to one of those in California, but it was a while back, so I could be thinking of the wrong amusement park!) I am so glad you have been able to have so much fun with Stella, and as a family! :) Have a great upcoming week! :)

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh..how cute!! It seems like Stella is part of your family..lol. I also love how you are all wearing hot pink!!!! Love it! Looks like you all had a fun time, and I give your hubby credit for going on the teacup ride! Those rides make me sooooo nauseated!

Chris said...

What a great post. And your girls are going to really miss Stella, you can just tell they love her and want to share their time with her. Stella is the luckiest thing in the world.

Hugs,
Chris

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

That Stella is such a wild child isn't she?

Kristin said...

That looks like so much fun....I remember going to Six Flags as a young girl when we lived closer to Ft. Worth.

I've been meaning to tell you that you are just beautiful! You look like you could be the sister instead of the mom!

Have a great week!!

Darlene said...

Goodness, taking Stella to Six Flags....she is not going to want to leave your home!!!! Great pictures and I'm sure y'all had a ball there! Which Six Flags in Texas did you go to??

R2K said...

: )

Becoming Me said...

How fun!! I LOVE theme parks. Those pictures are great!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Makenzie and Jae are so cute together I can't stand it. Your children are SO perfectly beautiful I can not stand it! I know she is your niece and not your daughter. What a lovely day!

Femin Susan said...

Hi………
Absolutely fantastic post! Good job!
Great! God bless you.

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

Hi Daphine! It looks like ya'll had so much fun! And Stella looked like she was having a blast, too! When my girls were in kindergarten, they brought home "Spunky Monkey" for a weekend and we took him everywhere we went...we didn't go anywhere as exciting as Six Flags, though!! I don't know if you are like me or not, but roller coasters just aren't as much fun as they used to be! And I know it couldn't possibly be my age that's the problem!

Lorrie said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Monday friend!

Jill said...

I LOVE the pics of you on the rollercoaster. Priceless.

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures Daphine.

Tpnya

Edie said...

Well there was no place to leave a comment on the Southfork Visit. Of course that doesn't stop me. :)

Whoever gets Stella next will have a hard act to follow that's for sure. How funny that Dirk asked for a free tour for Stella. LOL.

These were great Daphine. I really enjoyed following along.

Carrie said...

It looks like Stella is having the best time ever!

Sherry said...

I told Lorrie and April that I wanted to visit them but your family is having such a great time now I wish I was in Texas!!! You and your girls have the most beautiful smiles! I think it has rubbed off on Stella!

A Stella Stalker
Sherry

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I have not heard about Stella but that is really fun. I would love to invite her here to Auburn, AL. How would I do that?

Katie said...

These are awesome pics, how cute, you and your fam are gorgeous!!