Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fun In The Cities

We had a fun weekend in the Cities.  I was in the Cities for a conference last week.  Eric and the kids joined me on Thursday.  We got together with his aunt, uncle, cousins and their kids.  We don't seem them very often but when we do we always have such a fun time and always say we need to do this more often.  I am so bummed I didn't take any pictures.  I think we were just trying to keep tabs on kids, catch up on life and I was trying to figure out what kids went with what cousin. There were 13 kids between the 4 of us ... that's a lot of kids. I had the conference on Friday too so Eric took the kids to the zoo with his cousin.  He said it was him and about 80 stay at home moms at the zoo!  What a trooper! He and the kids had a great time.  Shane was pretty sure he was going to ride a zebra that morning but they couldn't seem to find the zebras. The highlight of the weekend was The Water Park of America Hotel that we stayed at.  The kids love swimming and water parks.  They also were very excited when they saw the hotel room.  There were built in bunk beds for the girls too sleep in.  They thought that was pretty cool ! Below are some pictures of our fun filled weekend! 

Do you think Emma looks excited to be at the water park?  This is the first picture I got of her.  Our little party girl was loving life!

Shane couldn't get enough of the slides! 

For such a little thing Alexa has a lot of determination.  She made her way across the logs on the rope course numerous times.  She was very proud of herself!

This is one of my favorite pictures of Emma and her daddy! 

The BIG SPLASH!!! The kids had fun under the big splash with their dad.  They are up on the bridge under all the water! 

The double tube ride was Alexa's favorite slide.  Emma and I loved the Family Tube Ride.  It was a big round tube that we all could fit in and it was a pretty wild ride.  It is the longest slide in the US.  It is 10 stories high.  Shane usually said, "I'll just watch! "  We always seemed to talk him in to going with us! 

The day wasn't complete without warming up a little in the hot tub! 

Our hotel was right next to The Mall of America.  We ventured over to the mall on Saturday afternoon.  The kids were in awe of how big the mall was and were all smiles when they saw all the rides in the middle of the mall.  We spent a little time at Nickelodeon Universe.  

The kids got to meet Pablo from the Backyardiagans.  

They had fun on the little roller coaster.  Even I got to go on it with Shane since he wasn't tall enough to go on it alone.

The Wonder Pets Boat was also a hit! 

Here we come on the Diego Bus! 



Anonymous said...

That looks like so much fun! I bet they were on cloud nine the entire time. My kids wouldn't have wanted to leave the hotel, but rides and Pablo could get them out I guess. Glad you had fun!

Steffie B. said...

OMW....that looks like so much fun! ;) I bet the kids are ready for more! ;)

mommy24treasures said...

oh it does look like you had a super time!:)

The Kaylor Kastle said...

Oh, so fun!! What are you training for?? We are coming to Nebraska on Sunday, but only for about 2 days just to see Gramma Lucy. She is heading towards 93!!

Chris and Deb said...

Oh....you were just in our fair city! Sounds like tou had fun!

Lori said...

Oh this looks like a fun time, such sweet pictures!
We went to the zoo this week too and I am working on my pics now. :)

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