Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This weekend, we pretended it was summer...

For Christmas, Uncle Craig, Aunt Jen, "Huey, Dewey and Louie" got us a great family present of an overnight at a Waterpark. They definitely know what we like!!

(these people)

All of the boys had a long weekend off from school so, we decided to use our big gift this past weekend. Since we've been doing this parenting thing the last few years, we've learned that it is often works better not to give too much notice of an upcoming exciting adventure to little kids. Like last year when we told the boys we were going to Disney about 6 weeks before our trip, Charlie went to bed crying because he "thought we were going on an airplane TONIGHT!" and Jack probably spent 1/2 the night figuring out how many hours until we were leaving.

So, we decided to wait until Wednesday night to tell the boys where we were going for the weekend. Needless to say, they were beyond excited. Drew kept saying that he needed to pack a brown bag. He was quite adamant about it. I finally asked him why he was going to pack a brown bag and he said he would need it because he is "just so excited!!". LOL...I wonder where he got that from. So, all 4 of them did, in fact, end up bringing brown bags. None of them quite knew what they were supposed to do with them, but they did all pack them.

We stayed at Kalihari and had a fabulous time. I did not do a great job taking pictures, but I will pass along what I have.

My #1, #2 and #3 fans of Wipeout loved this "obstacle course".

The #4 Wipeout fan was not tall enough to reach the ropes on the obstacle course, but he LOVED the slides. The yellow and green ones behind him were his favorite and he was happy to do them by himself...as long as I was at the bottom watching. He "visited" me for a kiss after each ride. Awwwww....

This was the favorite ride at Kalihari. I've never seen anything like it. Ben, Jack and Drew each rode it a couple of time and Daddy even got in on the action.




He did get a good ride in, I just missed it with the photo. I have a video that I will have to upload to show Ben's great ride...since here all I got was Ben's great wipeout.

Other than me not riding the surf ride, everyone rode everything that they were tall enough for. Charlie even got in on a few rides that he was not quite tall enough for. Some of the nicer lifeguards included his curls when measuring him. :)

All tuckered out???

Well, not exactly...no time to rest when there is so much to do. In addition to the Water Park, the boys were also able to do a climbing wall, a ropes course, laser tag, and bowling...

Foot foul???

Well, not exactly, Daddy had to hurry up and give Charlie's ball an extra push otherwise it would not have made it to the pins. Oops.

Drew being Drew at the really nice bowling alley.

Thanks Jen & Craig...we had a great time!!

Now, back to winter. Blah.


Samantha said...

What a cute family pic! It sounds like everyone had a great time!

Cathy said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!!! Wish I was there!!

BTW... NICE shirt Jack!! I like it!! ;)