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Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Wild Ride!


I took my boys just last month, but Mase has been begging me to go again.

"Pease Mom.  We go today?  Peeeease."

Well yesterday was his lucky day!  After convincing my daughter with the stomach flu that this would be fun, I loaded the kids up and headed to our anticipated destination.  It's a little pricey to go two months in a row, but I've been slightly cranky lately.  I needed to earn some extra cool mom points.

And I splurged!  It was only a few dollars more for the SUPREME ride.  

I love to see those joyful faces.




Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:   Planning our next memorable adventure.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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44 Comments:

At September 3, 2011 at 7:26 AM , Blogger laughwithusblog said...

I wanna go for a ride too! Pleeeease? :)

 
At September 3, 2011 at 7:31 AM , Blogger Sandy -- As Told By Mommy said...

Hahahahaha! It took me a while to figure out what you were talking about lol!

 
At September 3, 2011 at 7:57 AM , Blogger Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

LOL What a ride. Maybe my kids would love to do that. Knowing my luck they would freak out and there would be no getting out.
You crack me up girl. I really needed a laugh this morning.

 
At September 3, 2011 at 8:07 AM , Blogger Shelley said...

Love it. A family outing and the car gets washed too. You are such a good multi-tasker :)

 
At September 3, 2011 at 9:05 AM , Blogger I'm Jennifer. said...

You're cracking me up again!
My boys think the car wash is a treat too. But when they were younger...not so much. They'd cry when the saw the "octopus" (those long, skinny rubber flaps that hang down and swish from side to side).

 
At September 3, 2011 at 9:09 AM , Blogger Kiddothings said...

Your little one looks terrified!
I've never taken my kids on a car wash ride. This looks like FUN!
You have a great weekend too! :)

 
At September 3, 2011 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Claire said...

Oh, how I looooove the smell of the car wash soap!! Kind of cherry/bubblegum/candy...

Now I want to go wash my car....

 
At September 3, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Spilled Milkshake said...

I honestly thought my kids were the only ones who LOVED going through the car wash lol! We have rainbow soap at the new carwash and they think that is the BEST!

 
At September 3, 2011 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

I love that carwash! When they opened last year and were free, I swear we were down there at least a dozen times. Sadly, we have to wash our own cars now...no rainbow colored soap for us. But my kids love it too.
Sandy

 
At September 3, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That looks like a good way to have fun! I hope your daughter is well on the road to recovery now, and that no one else catches it!

 
At September 3, 2011 at 11:24 AM , Blogger Bossy said...

Over the summer my husband worked at Platinum on 90th and 1300w Once a week we got a basic wash. The first time I took my boys through the wash I told the youngest he got to drive through the wash. His eyes were big like saucers and he swallowed nervously but climbed into the driver's seat with a grin the size of Texas. I am pretty sure my stepson closed his eyes in the back seat and started praying. The best reaction came from the hand dryers at Platinum. They look at every car to see if they have a driver. (Some people put it in neutral and head inside.) When my 4 year old came victoriously through the carwash with a serious driver look on the hand dryer ran back to have everyone outside come look. My husband was out there and just laughed, that's my boy and pointed to mom sitting calmly in the passenger seat. Next time I'll let my 6 year old drive.

 
At September 3, 2011 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Mikailah said...

That looks like fun! ;) We have only done that car wash once, and we didn't have the rainbow soap. I wasn't sure what you were talking about at first, but I got it now!!! :) Glad that they had fun... (or most of them..) :D

Blessings in Christ,
Mikailah

 
At September 3, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Blogger mrsmarkdave said...

Oh how cute. I remember how I loved the car wash when I was a kid. Dad never ever allowed it. It was my favorite sesame street clip!

 
At September 3, 2011 at 12:06 PM , Blogger Andrea said...

Haha, my kids HATE the carwash, it's like screaming banshees! My 6 year old is just beginning to not have a panic attack every time we go through.

 
At September 3, 2011 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Brandi said...

How funny! Marlee isn't all about the car wash either. But maybe if I did it more often she would like it. LOL

 
At September 3, 2011 at 12:44 PM , Anonymous Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

Rainbow colored soap! You do all the fun things, GGM!

 
At September 3, 2011 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Melanie said...

OMGosh. I flippn love you! (Is that weird... lol.)
You make me laugh out loud!

 
At September 3, 2011 at 1:03 PM , Blogger Optimistic Mom said...

My son absolutely loves the car wash too!! It is like a special treat. LOL I thought I was the only one who had a child like this. 8)

 
At September 3, 2011 at 1:41 PM , Blogger Bees With Honey said...

My girls love the car wash too! The first time we went it freaked out the 3 yr old but once it was over she was begging to go again.

I think my car needs a wash before we all go back to school and work. Thanks for the idea!

 
At September 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Shannon Milholland said...

Love me some carwash fun with the kids. Even found a Groupon for some the other day! Love that you celebrate ordinary events with your kids! (new follower on GFC and NB)

 
At September 3, 2011 at 4:41 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

Coolest Mom ever!!! Love those pics and your kids are insanely adorable.

 
At September 3, 2011 at 4:55 PM , Anonymous My Inner Chick said...

You are the COOOOOOOLEST mama in the world. I want to do that !! xx

 
At September 3, 2011 at 5:07 PM , Blogger healthy lifestyle said...

very funny because you, i remember childhood

 
At September 3, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

I *love* it .... after we went camping, Doc did the car wash thing, and you'd think we took them to Disneyland.... y'know, I may just have to do that while the kids are off track (especially with 4+ days w/out a house when our floors are being put in .... am I CRAZY?!)

 
At September 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Gigi said...

I knew EXACTLY where this post was going when I saw the car windows; only because I just *recently* (6 months ago...or more) ran my car through one and took the picture because it was sooo cool.

Unfortunately, a 16 year old doesn't think it is nearly as fun as little ones do.

 
At September 3, 2011 at 8:27 PM , Blogger Smart Cents Review said...

Hi! (I'm a new follower). Your kids do so much better than mine at the car wash! LOL We can't even take my 6yo... poor kiddo would just scream. She hasn't been to one in about 3 years. lol

http://smartcentsreview.blogspot.com/

 
At September 3, 2011 at 8:41 PM , Blogger Caffeinated OC Mommy said...

Love the photos GGM Darling! xoxo

 
At September 3, 2011 at 10:17 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

I use to love to go the car wash with my mom when I was little! Love the pictures!! Poor baby did not look as happy as everyone else! Glad you had fun! You are a very cool mommy!!

 
At September 3, 2011 at 11:13 PM , Blogger I Am Not Superwoman said...

LOL...All the kids love going through the car wash especially with the colored soap and it smells pretty good too. Hayden always raises his hands up like we are on a ride. lol

 
At September 4, 2011 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

my boys absolutely LOVE the car wash as well. Buggy who is 15 months is starting to get a little freaked out by it, but when he sees his brothers smiling he calms down.

Sometimes, it's all about the little things!!

 
At September 4, 2011 at 10:44 AM , Blogger ohkeeka said...

That last picture made me LOL! What an expression! When I was a kid, I would BEG my mom to take me to the car wash. I loved it. She would try to convince me that it would be much more fun to wash the car ourselves at home, but it wasn't. It wasn't!

 
At September 4, 2011 at 5:34 PM , Anonymous Hannah said...

Oh my goodness, that is hilarious! Took me a few minutes to see that it was a car wash. Very clever!

 
At September 4, 2011 at 7:50 PM , Blogger LOVE MELISSA:) said...

This was an awesome post!! Very cool mom.

 
At September 4, 2011 at 7:55 PM , Blogger KERRY said...

Aww you're such an awesome mum taking your kids through a carwash lol
Look at the face of baby boy though, not sure he's convinced of mummy's idea of fun lol

 
At September 4, 2011 at 8:18 PM , Blogger Mimi said...

What is is about the car wash that kids love? My kids loved being in the car and had so much fun teasing about rolling the windows down Well - here in my city it is a pretty cheap thrill...
And secretly - I love it too. :)

 
At September 4, 2011 at 10:53 PM , Blogger LeAnn said...

Sweet! Say to go Mom; that was the best. LOL just thinking about how different children react to the car washing experience.
Blessings to you and keep on sharing those special moments.

 
At September 4, 2011 at 11:09 PM , Blogger K said...

So cute! I love the last photo :) My 4 and 2 year old loved going through car washes, but then a few weeks ago my 2 year old freaked out during the car wash and I have no idea why it scared her that time and not all of the times before. So now we've been washing our car outside, which is probably more fun for them, but I hope I can take them through the carwash again soon!

 
At September 5, 2011 at 12:30 AM , Blogger Mommy LaDy Club said...

I used to love to go through the car wash! Still do, but just never do it. There's something so mesmerizing about the soap suds and the mechanical arms moving. Am I the only adult who likes this? I also love to watch the squeegee on my windshield, especially when my husband is cleaning it for me:)

By the way, your Richard Armitage Battle suggestion was a huge hit! I have British Mums sending me links to all of his stuff, and I'm pretty sure(not positive), I even had a couple men voting this time. Not sure what I think about that yet in our little Mommy world;)

 
At September 5, 2011 at 12:45 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

Ha! This is the best type of adventure because they are all buckled up.

 
At September 5, 2011 at 4:59 AM , Blogger Barbara said...

How funny! I might have to take my son on a ride through the car wash, although my husband is a freak about hand washing!

 
At September 5, 2011 at 3:33 PM , Anonymous Shiloh said...

Haha! What a fun field trip! My daughter is currently in a "terrified of the teeny tiny shop vac" stage, so we may have to wait on a car wash trip.:)

 
At September 5, 2011 at 5:49 PM , Blogger AMY said...

OMG.....hilarious!!!
I LOVE the pictures....such happiness and glee on their faces!
My son is TERRIFIED of carwashes. He will NOT let me go thru one. I use as my excuse why my car is always dirty. LOL!

 
At September 6, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Anonymous Ruth said...

My kids love the car wash too! I never go, because it's way cheaper to wash the car yourself. (Which I NEVER do! We drive around in a filthy car!) But I guess it's way cheaper than the aquarium, right?

 
At September 8, 2011 at 3:01 PM , Blogger Donna said...

Cool pictures! My kids are afraid of the car wash, which makes me go through it even more! Hee hee.

 

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