Monday, June 14, 2010

Pool Boy

Hello out there!
Long time, no blog.  We've been enjoying a visit from my Mama and lots o' pool time!
Waterpark time, to be exact.
I am so thankful for this waterpark.  And I mean that most sincerely.  I spent all of last summer trying to figure out a good swimming option for us.  We tried everything from the $50/outing hotel rooftop pool setup to the city pool where we had to step over fallen-out hair extensions and the baby wasn't allowed to wear a hat.  Nothing quite worked. 

But this, my friends, this is perfect.  Worth every minute of the half-hour drive (which really isn't bad, considering I regularly drive 45 minutes to the playground).  There's a zero-depth baby pool with a waterfall and volcano, a 1-3 foot wading pool with a water mushroom, and a splash pad full of fountains that the little guy can reach.  It's a toddler paradise!  And we've got a summer pass.  Woohooooooo!

All the water cannon shooting a heart could desire.  Get a load of that gut!  ;)
When we pull into the waterpark, Andrew starts kicking his feet and exclaiming, "paaaark!  paaark!" 

It might be because of this most miraculous of fountains.  Turn...
Turn...
Turn a little more...and up pops the water!  Sometimes 5 feet high!
So fun!
Add in the fact that we can have totally great, wear-him-slap-out, fun in the sun, outdoor play, all while I lounge Amazonian animal-style in a few inches of water, and the waterpark is sure to rank as our most frequented summer spot!

9 comments:

Laura said...

so fun! i love the picture of him up on his tiptoes! is this the cameron run waterpark, or whatever it is out in alexandria?

Family Snodgrass said...

It is!

Julie said...

I definitely want to take Andrew for a return visit when I come in August! It looks like too much fun!

J said...

No hat??? What in the world? That is ridiculous.

This looks like SO much fun!!!

Bev said...

Look at that belly!!! I love a water baby. Grayson has not left the water either this summer... Be it lake or pool, we are always in our bathing suits!

Aunt Cacky said...

I've missed you so! We got a summer pass to the park here one year and loved it! It's a perfect spot for a worn out Momma.

Elissa said...

Looks fantastic! There must be one of those around here somewhere... I'm going to have to check it out. :)

Camille said...

How fun is that?? Such a great time can be had at a waterpark! We live in the Pacific Nowrthwest ~ summer hasn't really started yet...too cold for a water park! But oh...on the HOT days that do eventually come, it is a MUST...even for Mum and Dad! :)

Blessings,
Camille

Jana said...

Love the post! He keeps getting cuter, if that is possible?? I wish we had something like that!!