Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Summer (indoors)...

Last weekend, we went to the water park with Grandma Margaret. Ashley, Whitney and our kiddos had a ball splashing, swimming, sliding, eating, playing for hours while we tried to keep up with them! There was so much to do and it was so easy to be there. It completely wore the kids out. Everyone came home and napped. Cael slept for 3 1/2 hours! Wow! We need to do this more often! Thanks grandma! We had a blast!


Cael sporting his life jacket. Get a load of those fat little feet!


Jason relinquished the camera long enough for me to snap a photo of him with Cael. Above him, you can see an enormous blue bucket that fills with water and then... DUMPS the water all over. A bell starts clanging to summon (or warn) kids that it's getting ready to spill, and the kids come-a-running...


Here they are- all ready for the deluge. Cael flopped on his belly along with the big kids. He did NOT want to miss out! I was a bit worried he would have a change of heart...


And there it is! Nope. He thought it was great fun!


An unbelievable amount of water falls out of that thing!


And every kid (and most of the adults) love it!


Lou was thrilled to have other little girls to play with...


Ashley in the hot tub.


Kjersten swimming.


Rhys taking a turn with Cael, who did NOT want to be out of the water for any reason.

George playing in the wave pool.

Whitney, Kjersten & Ashley in the hot tub. (No worries: the kids are only allowed in on the steps.)

Cael running from one water thing to another.

Rhys crossing the lilly pads. He was so good at this. The teen-aged boys would shake those ropes to try and knock him off. Rhys never did fall. Everyone was impressed! Must be all that balance training on the Wii Fit!

George catching a wave...

And, finally, for your entertainment (at my expense)...

video

Rhys told me that the only way to go down was to scream all the way- so we tried! Except I couldn't help but laugh at his screaming. So I laughed as he screamed "like a little girl," as he says...

4 comments:

Berry Patch said...

That looks awesome! You are right - that was a lot of water out of that bucket - wow! Loved the video at the end. ;-)

Mary Beth said...

Loved the movie - it was awesome!

Prindle 4-2 said...

Do you remeber when rhys was about 3 or so and he would lift him self up and do chin ups. We were amazed by his upper body strength.

Wendy said...

That place looks amazing! My kids would love to go there.