the day that caused the hubs to act like a kid before christmas

Matt decided to take a few days off work for a little "staycation" if you will. And I being ever the planner was unable to allow us to just stay put. Not that he needed much convincing. I had him at water park. I think he may have turned into a young boy when he was getting ready last night. He was laughably prepared. Cooler/lunches/diaper bag/stroller/beach bag/clothes laid out/dinner for tonight prepped/etc. kind of prepared. Lucky me. 

Dutch Wonderland opens at 10 and true to form we were early which was pretty great in this case as we could get the kids dressed in their suits. Those swim diapers just don't hold in pee like they should. Am I right!? We had Duke's Lagoon (the water park part of DW) pretty much to ourselves. And how nice that was. While it lasted. 

//I'm seeing an awfully lot of this lately. almost there.\\

Letty acted similarly to how she did last year. Meaning refusing to do anything and being the biggest wet blanket. This kid. I just don't get it. She will climb furniture/railings/slides/people yet when it comes to a super fun water park she's a non-participant. There was probably a bit more gnashing of teeth then there should have been... But it's hard for us to give in to her tantrums. If she would just trust us she'd have such fun. I bet some of you are thinking oh just you wait lady. I can only imagine. 

On a side note I have been having these moments lately. These 'last year at this time' moments. Last year when we went to Dutch Wonderland to visit Duke's Lagoon I was 8 months pregnant with a certain cool someone and a certain high-strung one was running rampant, but not speaking. Amazing how the time flies right? I'm sure I'll be saying that from today till forever, but it's true. I feel like it was just yesterday and here I was today with this creature that is almost walking that apparently yesterday was in my belly. Madness.  And that girl that last year/yesterday would barely survive without her pacifier was informing me in complete sentences that she would not go up on that slide.... well that's just parenthood I guess. 

In the mean time we stayed mostly in the baby section. That's right. For babies. D thought it was pretty sweet but soon wanted to peace out for greener pastures. He was all over the place. No tears or fears for him. 


//wait for it...wait for slide!\\

By lunch time we Letty was shot and so we left the park. We played cheapo today and gasp! packed our lunches. No outside food allowed in DW so we sat outside of the entrance at picnic tables they provide. Silly. Then it was on to the regular park where people must have just evacuated for the cooler water park. No lines. And the nice attendants allowed Letty to ride more than once without getting off. And Matt had to sit through the Princess show. Again. 

Stick a fork in us. We are nice and crispy now. Naturally we will stay inside tomorrow. Not. 

Totally off topic but just as exciting - my lilacs are finally blooming! Yay!