Wednesday, January 23, 2008


We took a mini family vacation this past couple of days to Sioux Falls and stayed at a hotel with an indoor water park. It was such a fun time! I have no family pictures to show you because I am terrible at remembering to capture such experiences until it's too late, but I was able to find a couple online so that you can have an idea. We spent most of our time at the pirate ship climbing up and around and sliding down, sometimes we would have to swim and walk very, very fast (you're not allowed to run) away from the shark (Roger). There was a 162 foot water slide there as well and both Cate and Joel went down it several times with Roger waiting at the bottom to catch them. Cate learned to float on her own and Joel decided he liked the hot tub the best- which suited me just fine. We also went to see the movie Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, which is quite a good movie actually. All in all it was a fun way to celebrate and spend time together and I'm so happy we were able to do it!

9 comments:

Ang said...

way too much fun. What a cool vacation.

Betsy Cradic said...

Oh, I would have loved to see Cate and Joel's expression at the first sight of that ark! Fun, fun...

jessicalolene said...

Bets, that isn't an ark, its a pirate ship!

Polly Blanshan said...

Hehe, smart boy, that one is.

Betsy Cradic said...

Oops, it sure is! I guess I didn't look too closely, and I was thinking of the Noah's Ark waterpark in the Wisconsin Dells! :)

Esther said...

looks like a lot of fun. We stayed at a place with a indoor water park quite awhile ago in Branson. We had a great time.

Bob said...

I wish I had a pirate ship...

actually just a row boat and small pool would work.

Angie said...

That looks FUN! I would love to take our kids to something like that. A shot of summer in the winter!

Katie said...

Hello Carrie!
Wow! I am glad to find you! I would have liked to see more pictures but my computer is opening your blog in one of those little side windows, I scrolled from side to side and managed to read your story about the water park though! It is just hard to get the idea of a full picture like this. Haha. I am sure there is something that can be done, but I am just not exactly computerwise! Sorry, it is really hard for me to leave a COMMENT and not a letter.