We celebrated C's birthday just like we did L's birthday, with cake, presents and dinner. Right before C was born L worried about having to share a birthday with someone. I told her even if the baby was born on the same day we'd make sure they each had their own special days. So far we've stuck to that. L celebrated her day the day after her actual birthday and C celebrated hers the day before her birthday.
|"Strawberry Shortcake" cupcake toppers I made for C|
|Birthday banner I made|
|Grandpa picked wildflowers for C|
|Daddy trying to teach C how to use her new birthday present|
|She wanted a bike to be like her sisters. She's still learning, she hasn't gotten the hang of it yet.|
Dollywood was fun! None of us were sure what to expect since we'd never been there. We woke up super early and made the 3 hour drive. We were making great time and thought we'd get there early when we remembered that we'd changed time zones!! I really hate that! I don't understand why the time zone lines couldn't have been drawn to go around Tennessee instead of through it! So, we ended up getting there an hour later than we planned but we had plenty of time to do everything so it wasn't a big deal. Everyone had a blast and I don't think any of the kids complained too much.
While at Dollywood we had lunch at a fried chicken buffet place. The food was good enough, nothing special, typical theme park food. The dinning area decor was cute, it was done up like a chicken coop. There was a woman there performing, she was older and crazy which made it fun. She chased a few guys around the coop and danced a chicken on my dad's head a couple of times. When we were leaving she chased my dad outside the restaurant singing to him, it was hilarious!! I wish I would have recorded it. I didn't take any pictures at Dollywood because I didn't want to lug my camera around and worry about it all day.
Dollywood reminded me of Knott's Berry Farm (in California), in size and theme. Where Knott's is Old West, Dollywood is Old Country. Both parks are about the same size and have probably the same amount of roller coasters, as well. Dollywood, though, employs a high number of older folks where Knott's has a lot of teenagers working there.
Dollywood was definitely fun and we can't wait to go back again soon!!