Building Families Through The Miracle Of Adoption

Oct 4, 2010

Land Of Oz...visit with the Quigleys

Land Of Oz
Halle-Grace & Mickey
Jason's description of yesterday's fun festivities is right on target....ENJOY!

What an absolute wonderful day yesterday was-despite the fact that Shannon and I both forgot how COLD the top of the mountain could be...
We took HalleGrace and Hannah to ‘The Land of Oz,’ in Banner Elk. Each year, for only one weekend, The Land of Oz is open to the public. The Land of Oz is complete with characters, memorabilia, a museum and stage performances…and, at least on the day we went, overcast misty skies, blustery winds and freezing temperatures. That being said, it would have taken a true Kansas tornado included to dampen HG’s and Hannah’s enthusiasm while we were there. We took the open-aired hayride to the top of Banner Elk yesterday and even though temps were barely in the 40s, I could feel Halle Grace shivering, neither she, nor Hannah ever complained. And once in the theme park you would have thought it was 75 degrees and sunny.

HG and Hannah both enjoyed meeting and having their pictures taken with the characters. HG even enjoyed having one taken with the wicked witch of the west, even though she cautiously kept her eyes on her the whole time…trust but verify...And if that wasn’t enough excitement for the day we met the Quigleys in Boone for ice cream afterwards. The Quigleys by the way are another family that adopted from Vietnam. Mickey, sister Maggie and mom Mary met us for a quick reunion before we came home. The kids surely hit it off, sharing smiles, hugs, kisses, and even rolling around on the floor together (usually something we would not allow in a public setting...but as cold as it was, NO one else was eating ice cream and they were having quite the reunion. haha)
 Mickey and Halle Grace exchanged so much affection with each other that I might be inclined to predict a future for the two, but poor Mickey, he has plenty of other would-be-suitors to contend with for Little Miss Magic has em already lined up. As I have said before, her nickname is ever-so-fitting for, no matter where we go, she seems to cast her magical spell on everyone. I mean, if the kid can get the Wicked Witch of the West to smile like a Wal Mart greeter then should we really expect less anywhere else!?!
If my meager attempt to describe the fun HG had falls short just keep this in mind. As we left Boone yesterday afternoon HG feel asleep in the car at 4:00 PM. As of this morning as I sit typing this at 6:20 A.M. Halle Grace is STILL asleep!!! She has yet to wake up from her weekend adventure! What a great weekend. But don’t take my word for it. Just take a look at these wonderful pictures Shannon took of the trip. As always, Shannon does a fantastic job of documenting the life and times of Miss Magic. Enjoy!!!CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE...

AND, here is the smiling witch?!