Friday, December 31, 2010

Splash Universe!

This is El Senior Blogster checking in.  On Tuesday I took Teague, cousin Ryder and his friend Adam Blematel to Shipshewana, IN to an indoor waterpark.  We had a blast getting wet and hanging out.  My Principal had some extra tickets from a fundraiser at the YMCA in Niles and he gave some out to staff.  I was lucky enough to score 3 tickets and found out children under two are free.  So, we didn't have to pay for Teague to go.  Here are some pictures of the day.  Enjoy!

 Ryder never quite mastered the lily pads.  But it wasn't for lack of trying!

Here's a shot of the jungle gym they had.  Every 2-3 minutes, a big barrel of water dumps over the entire structure and soaks everyone on it.

A shot of my boy and me after taking a spin on the lazy river.  Boy did he enjoy the river.  He got more and more bold every lap we made!

Ryder and Adam before attempting the lily pads.

Here we are in the kiddie pool.  It must have been 10 degrees warmer than all the other water in the park!  We spent a lot of time here as you can imagine.  In the foreground is Justin Ellis, one of my former students we bumped into while there.

This is Justin's sister, Kaiah who I have this year at school.  They were hanging out with their little sister (holding Justin's hand) who is a bit older than Teague.  This pool was only 8" deep.  Perfect for the little ones.

In the kiddie pool there were some fun water structures to play with.  Teague really liked this one.  I don't have a picture of the slides, but he mastered them in the kiddie pool.  Only to get yelled at later by a life guard who didn't like the fact that he was going down on his belly feet first.  She said all the other kids would think this was okay.  I had to have a heart to heart with Teague after this. 

Crawling around.  He liked to be chased after.

When Teague is happy and excited he doesn't know anything else to do but yell.

A hard earned lunch.  After lunch I layed Teague down for an hour to nap in a dark party room that wasn't being used.  It wasn't ideal, but it did work.  We then hit the water for a few more hours before going home.  We had a wonderful time and definitely would like to come back.  For smaller kids this is perfect, for older ones, it could be a bit small.  There were a few big tube slides and such, but  perhaps the Great Wolf lodge would be better suited for them.  It was free, I'm not going to turn that down!

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures of the outing. Teague could probably have spent all day in the warm water of the kiddie pool playing with the water toys.


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