Summer 2010 — Go To A Waterpark — CHECK!
We spent today with four other families at the Land of Make Believe — an amusement park and water park in Hope, New Jersey– about an hour away from our house. It was an incredibly fun day trip to celebrate K & O’s “bestest twin friends” Lloyd and Lydia’s 6th birthday. This was our first time at Land of Make Believe, and our first time ever as a family to a full-fledged water park. This (in particular, the water park part) was a dream come true for the boys– something they’ve been wanting to do for a long time now– and something that was right at the top of our Summer 2010 Family To Do List. So, tonight, another big ‘ole CHECK! off the list. What a great, great day! The boys were in their glory. And Meera was too! Despite not napping, she stuck out the whole day like a trooper. She’s shaping up to be almost as wild-and-crazy as her brothers (God help us!!!). Her favorite part of the day, no doubt, was riding the roller-coaster (more than once). One thing that makes Land of Make Believe so great is that there are many, many rides built especially for little ones. Meera got to ride many of them and had an absolute blast. Her mantra of the day was “Me go too! Me go too!!!” The boys’ favorite ride was the “airplane ride.” Owen especially liked acting as Pilot for him and his very good friend Wil (long time blog readers might remember him– we’ve posted about our boys’ special friendship with Wil a few times, for example, here). But really, K & O loved every single second of every single ride (and believe me, they rode them all). The highlight, though, was the water park. Somehow I shouldn’t still be surprised by these things, but I have to admit that I still am: at age barely six K & O went on every single water slide (except for just one for which they didn’t reach the minimum height) and absolutely LOVED every single adrenaline-pumping, heart-thumping, free-falling one. Don’t get me wrong, they loved the lazy river too. But, seriously, these boys are not usual for their age. No other kid in our group, except for one 11 year old boy, dared go on any of the extreme waterslides. But K & O were riding them all… and loving it… and then, at the end of the day, when there were barely any lines left, they were riding them over-and-over-and-over-again. Luckily for them they have a real winner for a Papi. Braydon went over and over with the boys on every single slide, full-on-enthusiasm the whole time, and loving it almost as much as K & O. Meera wasn’t tall enough for the waterslides, but she had loads and loads of fun in the wading pool (which is, apparently, the largest wading pool in the United States?) and all the toddler slides. We were there when the park opened at 9:45am, and we closed the place at 5:45. Milkshakes for dinner on the drive home. And then, straight to bath and bed for three exhausted bambinos. What a day!!!!!!!!!!!! This summer is good. Very, very good!