Monday, September 13, 2010


Kids see Kalahari!

"You mean I have to wear this!"
Garrett put on his life jacket and he was gone! Face in the water, down the water slides, going across lilly pads hanging on to a rope, playing basketball in the water. He was everywhere and had fun doing it.
The kids ready to get wet. Garrett is off to the side all ready wet!

There was a really awesome little kid area that the kid's really enjoyed. Ash wasn't so sure of all the spraying and neither was Ethan. So those two really enjoyed the kid zone.
Mekie and Garrett love the water. They took off down the slides while Ethan and Ash took a while to warm up.

Mekie's splash at the end of the slide.
Ash and his crazy faces!!
Ash finally attempted a slide. When Ash tries anything for the first time he always has a funny face with it. And I couldn't get a good photo of it. But he had a silly face when going down.
These were really small slides to the ones that Garrett and Mekie were doing early. But Garrett still had fun!
Mr. Ethan wasn't a big fan of the slides but did some. But he enjoyed Grandma pushing him!
I didn't have any pictures of Garrett and Mekie going down the big tube slides. But Derek had all the kids at this particular time and he couldn't find Mekie. And Derek was standing at the end of one of the big slides and out shoots Mekie. Garrett was off going down the slides all by himself and Mekie decided to follow him. She has no fear!!! She kept saying "more water" until the end when she was shivering so bad.
Ethan watching the others playing basketball.
Grandpa with Ethan and Ash. They didn't want to get in the "big water" as Ash called it.
Derek playing basketball.
Mekie and Grandma bonding.

Garrett shooting the ball while daddy and Papa were playing a short game.
We were actually at Kalahari because I had a meeting there with Premier Jewelry. So we invited Derek's parent's to come with us so we could spend the night and have them help us with the kids. So, Derek and his parents watched the kids while I had my meeting. They took them to the arcade and played some games. And they had this huge climbing play area called "Tree Top". The pictures turned out too dark to post. But they had so much fun, Garrett even won an elephant from playing in the arcade. After they ate some lunch they headed down to the pool and after my meeting I joined back up with them.

They got all 4 kids in the swings.
Right before we left, we got some pictures of them.
The kids had such fun. And they were so tired also. I can't believe all the new things Ash and Mekie have experienced since being home and they have done so great. Thanks Rob and Lynn for going with us. I know the kids truly had a good time and really enjoyed spending quality time with you.
And it was so nice to get some time with Derek. We were able to go down some slides by ourselves. And let me tell you, I all ready have a hard time every year I get older but I really have a hard time when I come home from a waterpark and my back is sore and I feel like I have bruised ribs. UGHH!!! Derek and I went down a body slide and raced and guess who won, that's right, ME!!! Sorry honey! And then we went down these slides that looked like a toilet bowel. One you used a big round tube and the other was a body slide. The tube one we both went together. We almost got stuck before we fell out the bottom. And then we went down the body toilet bowel. This was was so much fun but kind of intimidating. This shoots you out of the dark slide so fast into this big bowel. You are flying around in a circle and it has a big hole in the middle that eventually you will fall out into 6 feet of water. So while waiting for the ride we were watching others and the ride stops. People asked what was going on and why it stopped. The lifeguard answered "I think someone drowned or something". Great! And this was the ride I was about to go on! Then it started back up and we were watching others go and most of them fell out of the bowel into the water head first. There was no way I was going head first. So when I was swirling around this bowel terrified I was trying to make sure I would go feet first. Well, I tried but ended up going sideways. And Derek had a back smacker. That was the best ride. Can't wait for my meeting next year!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys have been having lots of fun lately!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures.... so cute! I would love to get all our kiddos together sometime soon for a play date. I know it's interesting w/ school and such but maybe could get the families together in the evening. We miss you guys :)