Family Vacation Trip - Day 5

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This was the day CW had been waiting for. He asked every morning when he woke up when it would be Tuesday.

This morning he stumbled out of bed, stumbled down the stairs, stumbled into the kitchen - and before saying "good morning" or "what's for breakfast" or "can we turn Arthur on?" - his little scratchy voice says "It's Tuesday. We need to go to the Water Park."

Minnie Mouse and I had a good laugh about that one.

Since I couldn't take my camera into the Water Park, I have a few photos from outside.

Exciting, eh?

Now, let us take a moment and think about how this day is going to go. I have one small Caterpillar. He's taller than most kids his age - but is the skinnest Caterpillar you'll ever meet. He's six and a half years old, and his swimsuit is a 3T, because anything bigger falls off his rumpus.

This Water Park is not in the Southern US, where CW lives his normal life. It's a bit further north. This means that the tempeture, while not cold - certianly isn't the incredible heat that he is familiar with.

Add all these things together, then see if you can guess how many times CW informed us he was FREEZING! FREEZING, I say!

His little purple lips backed up his claim.

We had a great time, overall. B10 was the daredevil of the family, there was only one ride he was scared to go down (and that was the one with sheer drop without a tube). We had lunch at the park (which was hilarious, because less than two hours later, CW ate ANOTHER hot dog).

On our way out of the park, we realized that the resturant I really wanted to eat at actually shared a parking lot with the Water Park! Great news for me, since I've been feeling nauseous lately. The long car rides up and back, and the short car rides inbetween, have been pretty hard. I was so excited to find food that sounded appetizing, and didn't require a long time in the car!

We kept CW awake through dinner (barely) and on the ride home long enough to see the hot air balloons that were floating by.

But by the time we pulled in to the house, Hubby had to carry CW in and lay him on my lap in the living room. CW slept through Wipeout and Hell's Kitchen, "woke up" long enough to go the bathroom, and was then curled up in bed - out like a light!

I guess he did wear himself out!

~Lone Butterfly )i(


Keetha said...

All that swimming and shivering will make a little guy TIRED!!!

BooSheep said...

I wish I could have seen pictures of everyone coming down the slides... priceless! :) I am glad you guys had a good time. Now I have the "Waterpark" itch...I will have to go soon! :)