Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fun without the sun!



We just got home from an exhausting, but fun day. We went to the Water Park of America with Big Chick's Girl Scout troop. It's the largest indoor water park in America. YIPPEE!!





It felt like it was 80 degrees in there and all the water noise made Honey and I more than a little tired. I came home feeling like I spent about 4 hours in a sauna, but it was good for the family.



The big family raft slide was 10 stories high, so needless to say we got a little workout in also:) As soon as we started going down the slide, the raft turned with me going backwards. I hate that!! So I couldn't see what was coming and I got a little motion sick:O




Gearing up for fun.





When
it was all said and done, I guess we don't have to have warm weather to have some good family fun:) What family fun stuff do you do to pass the cold months??




Have a blessed day.


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30 comments:

  1. I looooove water parks!
    There is a family center not too far away from us that has an indoor pool, ice skating, and basketball courts. We also spend a lot of time at the library. Once in a while we'll splurge and hit Jump Zone: http://www.jumpzoneparty.com/

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  2. Oh what fun you must have all had together. Our daughter and family live in Pennsylvania and we've been trying to find a place to meet half-way which would be in Columbus OH. We found an inside water park there and have made note of it for a future rendevous together. Not sure if it would be suitable for a almost 4yr old to enjoy. Did the park you were at have small things for that age?

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  3. That looked like a blast! Thankfully here it's going to be in the 60's all week, so that's practically like spring. The sun has been hiding some, though, which can be a little dreary, but we deal with it. We're hatching some chicks, and working on garden plans! It helps keep us sane. ;)

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  4. Looks like fun! We have Great Wolf Lodge in our area, which is lots of fun!!

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  5. That would be so fun. We don't really have anything like that here in our small town. We have to drive about 3 hours to get to one. But we love it!

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  6. Wow, that looks like it was a blast. I love those fun-filled family outings.
    We enjoy visiting our local YMCA in the winter. Built just a few years ago, it has a fun kids pool and a very fun curvy slide. But, nothing like a 10 story ride.

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  7. Hmmmm...what do we do when it gets cold in Florida. Well, we go inside for the 3 days it feels like a blizzard and wait for it to pass (at like 45 degrees). Then we go back outside in our 60 to 70 degree winter. But I must say that I miss the cold. And doing something like going to a water Park in January is just so fun! Your pics are adorable!

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  8. Glad you all had a great time. It is nice to thaw out the bones in a nice warm 80 degrees for a few hours. Looks like you all had a blast. What do we do to beat the chill....... hmmmm....... we just watch our kids run around like maniacs - ha!

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  9. We went there a couple of years ago. My husband is from Northern MN. We would always stop in Minn.MN to go to "Camp Snoopy" (Mall of America) when the kids were small and the water park! I remember the sauna like feel to it, but so much fun!

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  10. WHEN OUR KIDS WERE HOME WE ALWAYS HAD A "FAMILY HOME EVENING NIGHT" USUALLY HELD ON EVERY MONDAY NIGHT. WE DID EVERYTHING FROM LESSONS TO OUT FOR A NIGHT SWIMMING OR SLEDDING...WHAT EVER WE DID THOUGH ALWAYS HAD A TREAT ATTACHED TO IT AFTER WARDS. AFTER A LIFE TIME OF THIS, THERE ARE LOTS OF FUN MEMORIES! COME SAY HI :D

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  11. You have such a pretty family, and it looks like you had such a great time! My 'Mama' is with us this weekend, so it was a quite lazy one! Hubby watched football both days, so Mama and I stayed in my studio/office and she watched television while I played with paper. And we ate! Lots! But it is nice having her here for a few days.

    Have a great week! Becky G. in GA

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  12. On the bright side, an indoor sauna probably does wonders for the body and facial. Glad you have fun!! ~ Yoli :)

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  13. oh WOW! That looks like so much fun!! Your family is so adorable!!

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  14. Holy smokes -- that looks like fun! But scary fun -- don't know if I could have made it down going backwards! Hope you all have a fun week!

    janet

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  15. awww, i love it! water parks are so much fun -- especially in the dead of winter! glad you guys had a great time. nothin like some good ol family time together :)

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  16. All I have to say is how brave you are to put on a bathing suit in the dead of winter!!!!!! You are the ultimate BRAVE GIRL!!!!!!!

    and oh, the backward thing......HATE THAT!! :) double brave girl lol

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  17. Oh... how fun. Our last family vacation was to a waterpark for three days- we went to the Great Wolf Lodge and it was fun but we were all so sick... I can't imagine how much more fun it would have been if we weren't sick!

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  18. Looks like your weekend was a big splash! My girls would love it, I'm sure:)

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  19. We love it there too!

    I used to LOVE these MN winters. I LOVE LOVE LOVE playing broomball & I like sledding, skiing, snowboarding & family hockey games. The probalem is with the addition of each kids more of this started slipping away. Now with 3 kiddos (one only 7 months) I am afraid I have played my last broomball tournament. I know I will still play with the family, but you can't slam them into the boards :) Oh well...so this year...not much...but Rocco will grow up quick & we will all get out there together soon!

    Oh & have you ever been ice skating behind Centennila Lakes in Edina? Now THAT is fun for everyone! Bring your camrea. It is gorgeous! Hopefully, I am gonna drag my family there this weekend!

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  20. Looks like so much fun! I wish we had something like that near us!! We usually go to one in the summer when we have our beach trip.
    Good pics too.

    Have a good week Becky!

    Beth

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  21. What a great time except for the motion sickness of course! We are planning a bowling night sometime soon for a Saturday night and I am looking forward to it! We have started game night with our neighbors where we get together once a month and it is fun because they have furry kids like us and their dog is Molly's boyfriend so the whole family gets to go!

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  22. Water parks are so fun! I can't wait until my kids are old enough to go...I'm sure we will have a ball.

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  23. Looks like it was a great time! Lucky:)
    Stephanie

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  24. Oh that looks like so much fun. Warm temperature and water...........I love it. I'm so glad that you and your family had a wonderful day.

    Our children are all grown so Wayne and I just hang out at home or shop during the winter months. :)

    Mary

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  25. Fun! I wish we had something like that close by here. Cute pics!

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  26. Goodness.. this is my home. Not the waterpark.. but Minneapolis. I follow your blog but I'm having a moment like my kids have when they see their teachers somewhere outside of school and realize they're real people. Hope your family enjoyed the Twin Cities. Lisa ann

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