Kennywood’s open!

We went to Kennywood last week! Of course I’m just getting around to posting now because we’ve had a whirlwind week with some out of town relatives. Relatives who, luckily for them, got to come with us to Kennywood :)

It was Audrey’s first trip to the park and even though it was a thousand bajillion degrees and she was so hot and overheated in the stroller, she hung in there and did pretty well. She rode the merry-go-round for the first time.

her first merry go round ride

We rode in the bench but Maggie picked out a horse for her trip around and around and around…

Ashley, Beth, & Maggie

Of course, no trip to Kennywood is complete without some Potato Patch Fries. BECAUSE DUDE. SO GOOD.

potato patch!

potato patch!

Audrey agrees.

raising her right

raising her right

Maggie had lots of fun on the rides (all except for the Lil Phantom, woo-boy someone is NOT ready for roller coasters!) but I’m pretty sure her favorite part was when she got her face painted. She asked me 5,278 times and finally, finally I said FINE, KID. I didn’t realize just HOW happy it would make her! She loved it and cried the next day when I told her we needed to wash the smudge-y remains off.

she never sits that still for ME.

almost done!

All she wanted all day.

There were games played, rides ridden, yummy food eaten.

...this one!

Grandma displaying her love for the pizza

turtles with Ashley


The only disappointment of the day is that with two kids to wrangle at an amusement park, that means that perhaps, maybe, possibly… some things may be forgotten or overlooked. LIKE FUNNEL CAKES. I was at Kennywood for nine hours and I FORGOT TO GET A FUNNEL CAKE.

Oh well. That just means we’ll have to go back very, very soon.


Many thanks to the people at Kennywood for giving us the opportunity to spend the day at the park. The opinions expressed are based on my own experience and my LOOOOOVE for that place, and no additional compensation was received for this post.


  1. bluzdude

    August 1, 2011 11:55 am

    Looks like you’re going to have to learn how to do face paint…

  2. Erica`

    August 1, 2011 3:54 pm

    The face painting pictures are so beautiful!

  3. K

    August 1, 2011 4:33 pm

    I may have moaned out loud when I saw those french fries. Duuuuude.

    Also, those last two pictures of your girls are awesome. It’s like they’re saying, “Kennywood! WOOTWOOT!”

  4. Conveyor Systems

    August 4, 2011 3:42 pm

    Those merry go round pictures are TOO cute. I remember loving that when I was little, too… I’d make my dad take me on them over and over and over again, and I always had to get a different horse!

    ~Sandy :)

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