Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Today we visited a water park for a few hours, which was a very special treat for the boys. We were kindly included on a guest list after organizing a giveaway for the resort, and both boys had SO much fun. The idea of me wearing a swimsuit at a busy tourist destination is not something I often look forward to - but it was fun! It was not crowded, the water park was very nice (and new) with lots for the kids to do, and the staff there was so friendly. Both boys loved the slides and lazy river. A is suddenly at the age where he is now a big kid (eek!) and LOVED the super fast tube slides. He could not get enough and went over and over (and over) with his dad as G and I floated happily along in the super warm lazy river on a double tube watching the world go by.

It is such a big difference as the kids get older - I am slowly adjusting to the idea that we can do things and go places without absolute chaos (those of you with two or more spunky under 5's know what I'm talking about). A is now old enough to be more independent and help out and G is big enough to do his thing while sticking close to me. They were great today and we had such a nice time together as a family. Ahhh.

Tomorrow we switch gears for an organic farm tour - can't wait!


dawn klinge said...

What a fun day. I know what you mean about things getting easier as they get older- it's starting to feel that way with my son..finally.

Anonymous said...

oooh, your day at the waterpark sounds divine... i often find myself looking forward to when our boys are a bit older. i can't wait to take them to places such as this, or to a movie on a lazy sunday afternoon, or on individual "date" nights with their mama. now, i'm lucky if we can make it around the block sans some major catastrophe. :) mind you, i'm not wishing their "little" away... just enjoyed peeking in on your day and dreaming about what is to come. thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

We have yet to try one of these water park dealios. Can you imagine? We live in Wisconsin and haven't been to The Wilderness OR the Great Wolf?
I just imagine chaos and the fear of a losing a kid, but hearing about the experience with older kids gives me hope.

tiff said...

splish-splash...that looks like so much fun...not showing my boys' they will be asking me when they get to go...giggle :) Oh and I hear ya on the whole bathing suit thing...I am not sure mine even fits...ha :)

Lisa Anne said...

Sounds fun! Yes, but they do grow up too fast. I wish you all were coming for a farm tour of our place!

Tammy said...

It's a whole new world as they get older. And you are right, there are so many more things a family can do as they get older.

And then, before you know it....poof they are about ready to leave home. lol

It all goes so fast. What a ride!

saskia said...

I have to laugh over the chaos comment, chaos is when I have my three youngest at the store while the two oldest are at karate- wait, chaos is all five of them together! :)

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Hi, Denise,

I am just stopping by to say that I am sitting on the porch with the computer enjoying the sunshine! Was it really only two weeks ago that we had 4 inches of snow on the ground?

Our water park here--now sadly closed--had a lazy river. It was my favorite part!

The pictures of your budding trees are awesome. Enjoy the wonders of spring!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

how lovely

amanda said...

This looks like fun! We pass a place like this every time we visit Madison. One of these days we'll give it a go.

Tammy said...

I know I already commented, but I was looking at the photos again.

I'm soooooooooooooo jealous! lol

Looks like you guys had so much fun.