Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Break: Day 4: Splish Splash!

Today will hopefully be one of the highlights when the boys look back on this years spring break. We're not the type of family who will probably ever go to Florida or on a cruise for Spring Break, and this is not the type of place we go to on a regular basis, so hopefully, they enjoyed it.

We drove about an hour north to a local hotel water park. I tried not to tell them where we were going, but T would NOT go to sleep, so I had no choice but to tell him. They were SUPER excited the whole ride there. We met up with a few of our friends and spent 6+ hours there... definetly got our money's worth (which is my criteria for a good time)!!

T & B have definitely changed in the last year or so in regards to water parks. A few years ago they ran from big buckets that dumped tons of water, and they barely wanted to go near sprayers or water guns. Now, they seek those things out, and ADORE being soaked and pounded by the water!!
It took some arm wrestling, but eventually they stopped for a brief lunch break. They CHOWED everything in site!!

The highlight of the day was the was the water slide. The first time down one of the moms' went with two of the kids. Then the kids realized they could go down without us, and they weren't scared AT ALL!! They went up and down more times than I can count, and there were a good 60-75 stairs to the top (think of all the exercise they got!). 4 of them (3, 4 and 5 years old) went down probably 15 times or more, in various combinations. At times it looked like, Blake and his two girlfriends running up the stairs, or Trevor and his two little siblings flying down! It was just awesome that they were able and willing to do it on their own and have so much fun. They're growing up!!
Izzy was with us, and the best I can say is that I hope she isn't scarred from this trip to the water park! It wasn't a highlight of her week, that's for sure. She spent most of the day in the baby sling, holding on to me pretty tightly. Early on, she didn't have any desire to be in the water, but by the end of the day, she was willing to stand or sit in it. But any splashing was NOT tolerated! At one point, we were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and we got doused by the big bucket. She was NOT happy to say the least!! But lunch time proved to be a highlight of her day!
At the end of the day, we had eight tired, hungry, happy kids...who wanted to know when we could come back again!!!

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