Sunday, September 27, 2015

{Kalahari Weekend: WOA Edition}

We had a great time at Kalahari. Yes, we did get that flat tire on the way there, but it didn't stop us from having fun. The kids really had a wonderful time. I asked them on the ride home what their favorite part was, and do you know what Caden said? The waterpark? Nope. The arcade? Nope. It was being able to play with Andrew and William. It is great to see that at such a young age the most important part of the weekend stood out the most to him: spending time with his cousins. On the ride home, Caden was OUT. Lilli got tired at first, but then she got a second wind. Ryan and I were laughing about how much she was gabbing :)

Here are some pics from the weekend. There are not a ton, because it is too hard to take pics when we are all in the water. That's okay, though. I would rather have the experience than worry about how to document it. Enjoy!

Friday night we hit up the arcade after dinner: 
Love how chill she looks :)
Saturday morning we slept in a bit, then we hit the waterpark. Most of my pics are of Lilli, because I hung out with her while Caden stuck with Andrew and the other adults. They went to the bigger slides and also the hot tub. You need to be 6 years old to go in the hot tubs at Kalahari, so Lilli was kinda bummed about that. Can't tell from this pic, though:
Pure joy is on her face :)
After swimming for a couple of hours, we went to Famous Dave's for lunch. There is a great outlet mall in the Dells, so we did a little shopping, too. Caden and Lilli were big fans of the little rides there:
We got back to the hotel, and the kids played for awhile in Grandma and Bumpah's hotel room. Daddy went over with the kids. (He was done with class for the day. Did I mention the entire reason we were there was because the Wisconsin Optometric Association was having their annual convention? That's why. Plus he was a presenter. We decided to make a family weekend out of it. Grandma and Bumpah came and got a separate room. Cara, Jordon, Andrew, William, and Baby Guin came and got a separate room, too.) Because the kiddos were all corralled and accounted for, I was able to get in some "Mommy time."
Bliss...
We went to Buffalo Phil's for dinner. They have a HUGE arcade area. We had to wait a little bit for our table, so we killed some time in the arcade. They have a big jumping area. The kids loved it:
 
 I also captured a slo-mo video of them jumping:
Here's another of William and Lilli in a little bus ride at that arcade:
It was a late night for the kids, and you can tell from this pic of Lilli at 8:30 this morning, she was feeling it:
We were able to hit the waterpark one more time this morning. The best part was that Daddy got some time in the water with Lilli. Caden was too busy going around by the time Ryan was able to join us:
 Caden and Lilli also discovered they really like the Lazy River:
Looks comfy, doesn't he?
Fun times! Now I have a lot of laundry to do. Good thing I rushed home and got all of that done right away. Ha ha. Just kidding. That didn't happen. I did get the wet suits in right away, but the rest can wait until tomorrow. This mama is tired.

Until later!
Barby

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