Playland is right on the Long Island Sound in Rye, a cute little Westchester town in NY. This place was created in the late twenties and is one of the only government owned and operated amusement parks in the country. It's like a giant carnival with a city pool and a patch of beach right next to it - very strange. We picnicked on the beach with our dear friend Mary (who is like the boys' local grandma) and then we spent the rest of the afternoon riding rides and eating carny food! Yum! I can't think of a better way to spend a sunny afternoon.
Oscar really impressed me this time around. My little boy is really growing up! He refused to go on any of the kiddie rides, especially the carousel, because he wanted to go on all the big scary rides! (Aside note: Big rigs don't count as kiddie rides because they are BIG RIGS. See picture below.)
The boys were really good. We had one or two mini melt-downs, but in a place filled with fun rides and sweet treats, they were on best behavior so that they could ride as many things as possible! Here are some pictures of the day...
|Tim and I actually went on this roller coaster while Mary watched the boys... probably not my finest moment.|
|Here is Oscar throwing himself into his giant pouf of cotton candy...|
|This was Charlie's first taste of cotton candy - you can see what he thinks of it by his expression!|
|Isn't that the funniest grin?!?|