My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy.
Do these look like happy faces to you?
We just got back from a quick little getaway to a hotel & mega-indoor-water park. The trip was a sort of family party for Conner's upcoming 10th birthday. The kids had a great time. We had a great time. We drove up after church, checked into our room and played some board games, then got up bright and early this morning to hit the waterpark. There were 6 different waterslides (including one that we could all go down together on one raft), a waterplay area for the little kids, a bigger water fort (with a giant bucket that dumped water every few minutes - see pictures above), a pool for walking across the lily-pads and basketball, and a wave pool.
What made this even more special was the fact that we spent all day in our swimsuits, enjoying the water slides, while this was going on outside.
Before we even left, the kids were asking when we can come again.
My favorite quote of the trip . . . it's our first time down the Canyon River Run, with all 5 of us in a big circular raft, Scott is leaning back as far as he can to add some extra speed fun to the ride, Payton's got the look of fear in his eyes, Anna spends the first few moments totally frozen and then says, "This is wonderful!!!"
My favorite moment of the trip . . . when Conner and I emerged from the Howlin' Tornado and Scott, Payton, & Anna were standing there cheering.