Perfect Moment Monday: Getting Soaked

by Kathy on July 30, 2012 · 6 comments

in Abby, Bob, Family, Happiness, NaBloPoMo, Perfect Moments, Sean

It’s the last Monday of the month which means its time to share our Perfect Moments from July with Lori from Write Mind Open Heart.

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Last Friday Bob, Sean, Abby and I took our annual trip to Six Flags Great America. Abby is now tall enough go on more of the rides, including some that we can now ride on as a family.

One of the first rides that we went on all together is called Roaring Rapids. It is sort of like going white water rafting with a group of twelve people on a big circular raft. The raft moves through the water, bumps up against things, goes under waterfalls and at various moments waves of water rush in to drench those who are aboard.

I knew that Sean would love it, but wasn’t sure what Abby might think of the experience.

Though Abby seemed surprised at first when she started to get wet on the ride, after she got used to it, she smiled and giggled the rest of the way, as did we all. By the end of the ride we were all soaking wet and Abby asked immediately if we could do it again!

We chose not to, so we could move on and try another ride, but we were glad that she enjoyed her first experience with us on Roaring Rapids.

Being able to go on this ride together as a family and seeing the expressions on my children’s faces, not to mention my husband’s and the other people who shared the raft with us, was truly a perfect moment for me.

That moment was followed by many more throughout our day at the amusement park and we look forward to returning there next summer for another family adventure.

Here are some pictures of Bob, Sean, Abby and me after getting soaked on Roaring Rapids:

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Lori from Write Mind Open Heart says that “Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.” I love the idea of being mindful of and blogging about perfect moments. Over the years I have often used my blog more to write about things I am struggling with and though I know that is valid and important for me at times, I appreciate the idea of being intentional about also sharing the simple and very special moments in our lives. Many thanks to Lori for this wonderful opportunity to focus on what is right in our life, instead of what is wrong. 

Click here to read about and comment on more Perfect Moments (there are links to others’ posts at the bottom of Lori’s blog entry) and/or add a link to one of your own. Thank you for reading. I hope that you have a wonderful week and that you are aware of, as well as able to notice, many perfect moments in your own lives.

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Lori Lavender Luz July 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm

That must have been such fun to watch your kids enjoy that ride — especially Abby’s first time. Love seeing you all in the pix.

Thanks for perfect momenting with me this month!
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Rebecca Hawkes July 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm

My husband is a _huge_ roller coaster fan both of our daughters share his enthusiasm, though neither is his biological daughter. (It’s not inherited, in this case … just luck of the draw.) I will never forget the look on his face when we took our oldest on her first roller coaster. She and I were in one car and he was in the one in front of us. He looked back and saw her beaming face and knew in that instant they’d have many more rides together! And they have. :-)

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Justine July 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Love it! There’s something about these moments that makes you feel “family” in a way that is immediate and tangible.
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Jjiraffe July 30, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Abby sounds like an adventurer in the making! Glad you all had such a good time :)

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Mud Hut Mama July 30, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I have so many fun memories of going to amusement parks with my family growing up. I can’t wait to share that with my kids. It’s so fun to see that excitement – I loved your perfect moment.
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Molly Jo August 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

What a wonderful trip; you’ll have great memories! Love the photos. Glad your girl enjoyed the Rapids!
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