Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Yes, Folks! More Swimming!

Hosted by "A Southern Daydreamer"

Welcome to our family's blog!!! Today, I'm participating in Outdoor Wednesdays here! Enjoy!

Well, what do you do when you've got two smallish kiddos who love the water though they can't really swim that well yet, pretty good though, and it's Summertime? You swim, swim, swim!!!

Today, we hit the Rainforest Aquatic Complex inside the Rec Center near where we live. At only $3 per person for residents, of course, it was on my list to do for summer here! I forgot the camera, so my cell took all these pictures.

There's I-Dude trying to impress me with him trying to put his face under 1.5 feet of water...
Then when Mr. Man took the kids to the other parts of this fun water complex, I watched this big bucket tip over, spill its contents...
... and blast those underneath with cool and rather powerful shower! I got blasted, by choice, about 5 times... IT WAS FUN!!!
There's Mr. Man and J-Pony wading in the "Endless Pool" where it swirls around so you get swept around this pool that faces the big bucket where the people on the other end also gets a cool blast, every 5 minutes!
I stayed mainly with the "pack", so when Mr. Man went on the big water slide across the complex and J-Pony was swimming with her friend's family at the regular but shallow pool, I watched I-Dude at the wading pool. I tried to catch him floating on his back, but my cell has a delay and it's slow in saving each shot. Oh, well...
We spent a good two hours there. Just enough to get a good swim but not burn... Plus, it was time to have lunch, a late one, that is... See that other big splash in the background? Well, I enjoyed that several times, too! I think more than the kiddos did! LOL
Looking around, this guy catches my attention. He's soooo cute! Be still my beating heart! Maybe I should marry him. Oh, wait, I did! Over twelve years ago! I have good taste, don't I? ;-)
So, SONIC it is for lunch! We feasted on malts, slushes, chicken sandwiches, chicken strips and tots! All for $15.00 for four people! We had B1G1F coupons plus the Happy Hour 1/2 price discounts! Score!
Then we went home to take a shower and answer some emails and return phonecalls/texts. Afterwards, we went back to the HALF PRICE BOOKS we went to yesterday and swapped out J-Pony's cracked CD game. Very painless procedure. Whew!

And after taking the scenic route, we took the two smallish kiddos to a bbq joint that J-Pony recommended since she went there with a friend and her family before. I-Dude trying to be patient since he got full first...

Here's J-Pony happy we finally went. And Mr. Man's happy because I saved him $20! B1G1F coupons! That meant, the kids ate for FREE!!!
This is my plate. Look at all that food plus endless hot, soft, delicious dinner rolls and soda for only $10!
What is this place? Why it's...

We ended the adventure with a haircut for Mr. Man and some Tar-jay time for me and the kiddos. Nothing much to report there... None of their clearance matched my shopping needs except for some patriotic muffin liners for 50 cents each. And... rootbeer floats for the kiddos!

Hope you all had a wonderful day today, too!!!

Thanks to our lovely host, Susan and for you, for peeking!

25 comments:

xinex said...

Oh what fun, Chandy! How lucky of you to be near that water park and $3? So affordable!...just the perfect summer activity. That's a lot of food! You have a wonderful family!....Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Chandy, that looks like a lot of fun! And I can't believe that all of that waterworks is only $3. That's a deal! And the food at the BBQ place looks SO good. There's just one problem with it, I'm starving and can't get there tonight! ;-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Chandy said...

Christine and Sheila, come on over and we'll take you there!

Glad you found the link just fine!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Its so fun when kids give parents the excuse to act like kids again!!

:) such fun.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Chandy said...

Hello and welcome, Claudia! Come visit anytime and yes, I had fun trying out all the water feature. LOL

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Chandy,
How blessed to be near such a great place, and that price, Awesome!. It certainly looked as though your family really had a great time. Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Jan said...

Good food, water splashing, eating free and family fun. What better day :)

Carrie said...

Looks like lots of fun!!

PAT said...

Looks like a fun day, Chandy!

Gotta love Sonic's Happy Hour...Cherry Limeades, delish!

The Fajdich Times said...

That looks like so much fun. What a great day you all had. Good food to.

Terry said...

What a fun day..My camera also has a delay on it...so frustrating.

Lara said...

Looks like an absolute blast! Glad you guys had so much fun!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like a fun day.
Glenda

Hansonpatch said...

So much fun! The food sounds so good! It makes me want to repeat your day!

Chandy said...

Hello and good morning ladies! Oh man, did we have a blast!

Mary said...

It looks like your family had a wonderful day. Your entry fee is absolutely amazing. The children - young and old - can look forward to a fantastic summer. Blessings...Mary

Chandy said...

Thanks, Mary! Yes, it was great!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful water park!! I don't know if I have it in me to go in myself, but it sure looks like a fun place to take the kids!! Looks like you had a great time and the restaurant sounds great!!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday, Chandy!

xoxo
Jane

Chandy said...

Hi and welcome, Jane! Actually the parents are encouraged to go in with their children for extra supervision. Extra fun!

Smilingsal said...

That sounds like a perfect summertime day. Family, food, swimming, and shopping without spending much. It can't be beat!

Melissa said...

What an amazing park district pool you have!!!

And I wrote a post last week about not believing Sonics really existed, apparently they do huh? Looks like you guys had a blast.

Visiting from SITS!! P.S i'm hosting a free 3 month subscription giveaway from jumpstart.com if you would like to enter :)

Chandy said...

Hi Sal and Melissa! It was a great day and hope that we can do it again soon.

Pink Ink said...

Wow, that looks like SERIOUS fun!!

We haven't been swimming yet this summer, can you believe it? In two weeks though...

Chandy said...

Hi Jewel! All we've majorly done here is swim so we're at least trying out some fun ones!

mbkatc230 said...

What a great water park! I love that bucket, so much fun. And don't you think that Sonic happy hour is the greatest thing since sliced bread? Great, now I'm craving a cherry limaede chiller and it's only 5 in the morning lol. And half price books is one of my favorite places in the world. Looks like you had a great time. Kathy