Saturday, January 3, 2009 last time!

The Saturday after Christmas we decided to head to Dollywood for the last time this season (sadly they close from January to April or May, I can't remember right now). We knew it would be packed but the weather was going to be so nice (70 degrees) and we needed to go to Pigeon Forge and visit the Stride Rite outlet for some new shoes (Taylor wanted some new black boots and Caleb and Madison needed new tennis shoes). The outlets weren't too bad and we got some awesome deals (Taylor got black knee high boots for $19.95 and they retailed for $54) and Madison got new tennis shoes for $14.95, sadly Caleb's weren't priced as low as the girl's shoes however they were still cheaper than the Stride Rite store but I digress!

We arrived at Dollywood and immediately went to check out the new Polar Express in 4D however the wait was 3 hours and everyone had to wait in line. None of us thought that standing in line for 3 hours w/ a 8, 5 and 3 year old sounding like fun so we just hit the regular rides and games like normal. A few of our regular rides had way to long of waits so we skipped those but still had plenty of fun!

Some of the Christmas decorations throughout the park

Madison kept calling this elf "Santa"

Caleb with a reindeer

Taylor with a reindeer being silly

All 3 of the kids posing w/ Santa and some of this reindeer

One of the pretty trees throughout the park

Caleb and Matt on the Flying Elephants

Madison and me on the Flying Elephants

Madison riding the Busy Bees

Nana and I rode the Swings w/ Taylor and Caleb

Caleb on the carousel

While Taylor and I rode Thunderhead (a couple of times in a row, boy was I sore afterwards but that ride is so awesome), Matt, NaNa and Nana took Caleb and Madison over to the playground and entertained them.

Nana helping Madison and Caleb on the see-saw