Monday, March 12, 2012

2012 Family Fun Weekend #1

When Jodi gave me my Christmas gift (a year's worth of planned out date nights) he included a few family fun weekends that he was also committed to planning.  This weekend was our first for 2012 - a trip to Key Lime Cove water park in Gurnee, IL.  We had such a fun time - I loved that place!

We left late afternoon on Friday and got there at 5pm - in time for dinner at one of their restaurants.  Everyone got a yummy drink to start with.  Jodi and I ordered the onion ring stack - it was enough to feed a table of 10.  That was just our appetizer!  They had great burgers and fries...we had a good meal and left stuffed to the brim.
The day before our trip we discovered that Paeton's left ear was pretty infected. We made a quick appointment with Dr.K and got her on some strong medication. She couldn't swim the first night we were there but luckily they had plenty of other things to do there - like dominate in the arcade!!

The kids both loved this puppy ride and the cool thing was they could ride together.
Evan ruled on the dance pad!
And Paeton loved skee ball as usual.  Her percentage of balls staying on the ramp is about 50%.  Everyone quickly learns not to play next to her.
Evan and I came back to the room earlier than Paeton and Jodi on Friday night and he found a lot of joy in checking himself out in the mirror.
Saturday morning we went out to breakfast with our good friends and Evan's Godparents, The Perzs.  This is a quick pic of us before we left for the Cracker Barrel. 
When we got back, we immediately jumped into swimsuits, checked out of our room and hit the pool so we could get good seats.  We got a set of 3 chaise lounges and 2 tables - we were stoked because it's so hard to get the chaise lounges.  Paeton was completely fearless at this place.  I couldn't believe the height of the slides she would go down on her own.  I unfortunately didn't get any shots because I was on Evan duty and I felt like the camera would get wet no matter where I took it.

Evan took a great nap on one of the lounges.
I snapped a few pictures of the place from my seat while watching my baby snooze.
We finished off our trip with ice cream - SO yummy!  Paeton is clutching one of her prizes from the arcade when her and Jodi hit the JACKPOT.  She got a stuffed seal, a purple journal (complete with a lock....), a racecar for Evan and lots of candy.
When Jodi went to get the car, the kids and I ran into a balloon maker.  Paeton got a flower and Evan got a frog.  He did a good job!  He's been doing this for 41 years and he liked to chat :)
We continued our Family Fun Weekend on Sunday with a trip to the zoo. We rode the train first like always.
Paeton rode a pony for the first time this year.  She's REALLY into horses right now.

We finished off our weekend by grilling out steaks and delicious garlic bread.  Jodi had gone for a run earlier and by the time he was grilling our dinner I could tell he had gotten sunburnt. Wisconsin!  Don't doubt this state!

Thanks honey for planning a great weekend - I love your commitment to this family.

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