But before leaving we enjoyed cake and opened birthday presents.....she is officially 5!!!
|a cake with "pink, purple, blue, green" per her request. Not my best work. This is why I buy cakes haha.|
We drove up late Friday, set up our campsite and went out to dinner. We had an amazing spot, right next to the playground! The kids could play safely within sight of the camper, meaning we could relax a little more! AND they got a lot of exercise! It may be our favorite spot in the Hershey Campground. Which, btw, if you have never been you should go. It's one of the cleanest campgrounds with a ton of activities and a pool in the summer.
|our happy place|
Everything was perfect until bedtime. It was a long, long night...thank you very much Norah. I mean who wakes up at 1am then literally refuses to go back to sleep. Me: "Norah it's time for bed. It's the middle of the night". Norah: "NO! I don't want to go to sleep". UGH! She must have been too excited. Eventually she did fall back asleep for a bit, but only after Matt laid his hand on her belly until she fell asleep. Honestly can't believe it worked! So after some coffee (and by some, I mean a lot) and breakfast, we were off to ride rides all day long!
Charlotte had grown since last year and was now in the Reese's category, and Norah was a Miniature. Charlotte could ride a lot and Norah a majority - some even by herself. For some reason C was a little more fearful of some rides she loved last year. Oh well! It was still a blast!!! Watching your kids have a good time is the greatest joy. I don't even need to go on any rides. I am perfectly happy standing on the side just watching them have fun. It's funny because I always thought my Mom hated going to these type of places because she never went on the rides but really she didn't need to go on them to have a good time.
|last year and this year. Charlotte and Norah grew, and Mom lost an eye. haha! #selfiefail|
|pretty sure the mini scrambler was their favorite!!! They went on it at least 5 times or more.|
|legit scrambler with my big girl! So scary!!!|
|this one was a big hit!|
|selfie with my chauffeur|
|driving for the first time!|
|roller coaster time!!|
|norah driving us in the vintage car. Great photo bomb Daddy!|
|relaxing on the train|
|just a few more times on this one...|
|showing me that her clothes were glowing! This was the scariest ride!! ahh!!|
Happy 5th Birthday Charlotte!!
See you soon Hershey!
|our family photo for the trip 💜|