Waterpark weekend

by Kim on June 17, 2013

When I was growing up, my family did some pretty serious camping. Tents, cooking food over the fire, outhouses—the whole thing. Our entertainment included fishing, playgrounds, and, umm, just kinda hanging out.

But then we got older. And now my parents rent out amenity-filled villas at a waterpark instead. We cook with an oven, sleep in beds, and play video games on the TV when it rains.


Hey, change is good.

We joined my extended family at Jellystone Park in Warrens, WI, for the weekend. The yogi bear theme is eeeeverywhere.


(Brace yourself for possibly the lamest, most touristy photo of all time.)


Mason was not a huge fan of the water…


This was 8 inches of pure bathwater—I mean, come on.


Can’t wait to get his butt into swimming lessons.

He was much happier when participating in either of his two favorite activities of all time:

#1: Playing with cars.


He even had a buddy, since cousin Charlie loves cars too!


#2: Running. Anywhere.

Or even nowhere. (That’s my boy.)

20130616_094913(There was a car show going on, in case you’re wondering why we let our kid loose in front of a sea of cars.)


At one point, we dropped the runner off with Grandma to indulge in some Adult Time. Aka mini golf.


I totally dominated lost pretty handily.


I’m such a sore loser that Brent was legitimately scared to tell me the results. I put on a brave face, knowing I could cry into my pillow later. (Just kidding. Mostly.)


Please leave a comment below telling Brent you like his hair like this, so I can convince him to do it that way more often. (No need to comment on my hair though…It was windy?)

One of the highlights of the trip (for Brent) was driving around in a golf cart.


I know Mason doesn’t look very impressed, but HE WAS.


One of the highlights of the trip (for me) was Mom’s fruit kabobs.


One of the highlights of the trip (for Mason) was this stack of coolers on the deck.


We came home last night absolutely exhausted. I unveiled Brent’s Father’s Day gift (a meat thermometer for grilling with a remote control that announces when the meat’s cooked to the right temperature) and we indulged in some Father’s Day DQ blizzards.

Mason was in bed before 6 PM and didn’t make a peep until 7:30 AM this morning. Ha! (Before you get too jealous, this had more to do with the HORRIFIC night of sleep he got the night before, not exhaustion from a busy weekend. Let’s just say we paid our dues.)

What’d you do this weekend?



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Janet July 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

What a fun weekend at the water park! It looks like the whole family had a blast. Thanks for sharing your great photos! They definitely want to make me take a trip to the water park.


Jessica @ Prayers and Apples June 18, 2013 at 8:18 am

ohhh those fruit kabobs look delicious!! :) ..this wkend was one of my best friend’s wedding… so needless to say, my wkend was a *LIL* less healthy than yours hahaha ;)
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Sarah Jane @Fit Betty June 18, 2013 at 7:08 am

It looks like you had fun! I love mini golf, but there is nowhere in out town to do it any more. We usually end up playing mini golf in the Black Hills when we are over there :)
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Kim June 17, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Sounds like a fun weekend (and much more my style of camping than the traditional method!!).
Haven’t played miniature golf in awhile – I think my boys quit playing with me cause I always make us keep score – gotta know who wins!! (even when they were little like 3 & 5 – oops, might be overly competitive)
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Kim June 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Haha! Score is important! :)


Katie @ running4cupcakes June 17, 2013 at 2:42 pm

DQ blizzards – that sounds awesome!! What flavor did you have?? My favorite is the pecan cluster. ;)


Kim June 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I had the double chocolate cookie dough and Brent got peanut butter cup. Never tried pecan cluster, but I’m sure I’d love it! :)


Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate June 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

We also had DQ blizzards last night! I tried the new S’mores one, and I wasn’t all that impressed. I should’ve known better never to switch from my usual peanut butter cup and oreo duo.
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Kim June 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Wait…peanut butter cup AND oreo??? You can do that??

You might have just changed my life.


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