Saturday, April 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Everley!!

As I said, Everley's wish was to come to Dollywood for her birthday, which is today. So this morning, PawPaw, Everley, Emmatha, and I loaded up the supplies and stroller, and boarded the trolley for the park. Maribeth stayed back to get some rest - not that walking around the park two weeks after having major surgery wouldn't be a great idea ...

We had a great morning at the park, although it was chillier than I expected. Everley had her sweatshirt and we kept Emmatha warm with her blankies and in the stroller, but the senior citizens of the group got cold and decided to call it a day. 

Once back at the hotel, we had some lunch and PawPaw and Everley went swimming. Afterwards there were some gifts to open - and Everley declared her birthday a success!!

Our first stop was to get a birthday button!!
Everley's first stop was going to be the fire truck roller coaster.
So we trudged up the hills to get there, only for her to decide that she didn't want to ride it after all.
So we went back down the hills, stopping at her favorite photo op.
No trip to Dollywood is complete until she gets her face painted.
Usually it's a tiger, but today she opted for a panda.
Guess she's growing up ...
PawPaw rode the carousel with her.
We were going to ride the train, but it was chilly and was going to be awhile before the train arrived.
So we convinced her to go back to the hotel.
Only because there's a heated swimming pool there ...
Thankful today for: fun day with Everley and Emmatha at Dollywood; nice lady who helped with PawPaw's Dixie Stampede ticket; vendors from different nations during festival at the park

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