Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Kendall's Big Day Out

Today was Kendall's special day to have us just to herself. We had planned it a couple of months ago, and Kings Island was the chosen activity for the day! We were lucky enough to score $20 tickets that they sold just for a limited time in the central Ohio area. For those of you who don't know, that is a HUGE savings, as the tickets are $48.00 normally. So anyway, today was the day, and we were excited...

That is until we found out that the heat index was supposed to exceed 100 degrees today. Oh well, what the heck?? We already had Noah's babysitter set up, so we were going. Rain or shine...or extreme heat!

We headed out early and got there shortly after the park opened. We headed straight for Nickelodeon Central for some good clean "kid" fun. Within 10 minutes we were all sweating. And not just a little sweat either...Barry had it running down his back, Kendall's hair was soaked, and I could feel it running down my chest...YUCK. But we kept on! We took a break now and then to catch a show or grab a snack and LOTS of water. But you know what the great thing was? It was so hot that the park was virtually DEAD! We barely had to wait in line for anything, and a lot of the adult-type rides were going half-full, and sometimes not even that! It felt like we had the park to ourselves!

When we had had enough of the rides and shows, we headed over to Boomerang Bay, the adjoining water park for some refreshing water play. It started raining right as we got there, but we decided we were going to give it a few minutes to stop before just packing up to leave. And besides, Kendall told us the rain was "refreshing"! It only ended up lasting for about 10 minutes, so we headed on over to the wave pool and then some water slides. And that was just the pick-me-up we all needed. The water felt so good!

Finally, at about 6:00, we persuaded Kendall to pack it up and head home. She was having a ball, of course, and didn't want to go...but we got her to agree. We really wanted to get home before Noah went to bed. We'd barely seen that little booger all day...and we missed him! So now, here we our dry, warm bathed and in bed...sitting on the couch watching tv/blogging. Ahhhhhh, it feels good to be home!


Hammer said...

Awesome, Dora, little bill and a merry go round, what more could a little one ask for?

taking care of 5 said...

How fun and special to get to spend one on one time with your daughter! I bet she'll treasure the memories forever :)

BTW, I posted the chickpea recipe for you. I put a link to the recipe on the bday post. It's too easy - and yummo ;)

Kate said...

what a nice treat - that's awesome that she gets a day all to herself ;)

Logziella said...

That sounds fantastic!! I hate sweat...but that waterpark sounded like the perfect solution!

Kuckie said...

Hammer - well, I would say ice cream, but we had that too!

TCO5 - Thanks for the recipe...can't wait to make it, it sounds so good!

Kate - We started it last year, after she made some comments about us spending more time with her brother. It's really fun to hang just with her !

Logzie - it was! We should have hit the water park sooner!


That looks fun.

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