Thursday, April 30, 2009

This Is Gonna Be Awesome

It's funny how the messier things are, the more fun they are. I can't get our sweet girl to sit still and color with crayons for the life of me, but break out the watercolors and she's an artist for hours!

On another note, C tried out one of his birthday presents this morning. He said "This is gonna be awesome!" right before I caught this adorable excited grin!

The present is a cup that mixes your chocolate milk for you! There is a button and a little tornado guy in the bottom that spins when you press it. How fun it was to watch the milk spin :)

Wigwam Review

Ok, several people have asked what the wigwams were like. First of all, it was a great family experience. It is the perfect place for young children. The big open play area is back away from the street and enclosed by the wigwams, so the kiddos can run until their heart is content. The manager was very nice and accomodating. As far as the actual wigwams themselves, it depends on your mindset going into it. If you look at it as a camping trip with a few ammenities thrown in- AC, running water, lights, a bed- then it is really really nice. If you are looking for a spacious room that sparkles with cleanliness, then it might not be for you. The wigwams are actually made of concrete and have bathrooms/showers in them. There was a hot water issue (some wigwams had it, ours did not) Again, we went for the experience and had a great one!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Guess Who?

Got the gameball tonight?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Great Birthday Adventure (aka I Took Too Many Pictures)

Several months before his birthday, C informed me that he didn't want to have a party with his friends, he wanted to go on an adventure for his birthday. So adventure we did! We left after school Friday and headed to the Wigwam Village in Cave City, KY. C didn't know where we were going on his adventure. Here he is trying to guess :)

This is a historic hotel that is over 60 years old. Each room is a separate wigwam. Hubs stayed here when he was a little boy. It was a perfect place to stay for our adventure! The wigwams circled around a large grassy playground that the kiddos loved.

Friday night we all went to a little Mexican restaurant near the wigwams. They celebrated C's birthday in the typical Mexican restaurant way. You can tell by the look on his face that he loved it!

Saturday we got up and headed to Mammoth Cave for the spelunking part of our adventure. There were twelve of us in our little group and there were a couple (I won't name any names :) that were not too sure that they could make it through the cave, especially after the rangers warned us that it "closes in on you" at several points in the tour. We chose the historic tour and it was a real workout!
The hike back up to the visitor center from the cave entrance was quite a hike as well. You can see AP found herself a walking stick!

After spelunking, the adventure continued at the Alpine Slides. Only the grown ups got to go on the slides, but the kiddos got to ride the chair lifts that went to the top and back down.

There was much more to do there than just the slides. C did the trampoline jumpy thing, we did bumper cars and go karts, too.
After crashing for a nap, it was time for a wigwam cookout and birthday celebration! The boys found their place at the grill.
The campfire lasted late into the night. Thanks to Uncle (and a little lighter fluid).

We were sad to say goodbye to our wigwam this morning. It was truly an unforgettable adventure!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Late Night at the Ballpark

Last night C's baseball game didn't start until after his normal bedtime and then wasn't over until 10! But, it was the most exciting game of the season so far. The game went to two extra innings. The Riverdogs did so well! C got an RBI that brought in the tying run. He also got a double! AP had fun cheering her brother on!

The entire team got gameballs for their excellent teamwork. C was very excited about his first gameball!

After his late night, C had to get up and energized for his Cougar Olympics at school today. I went by the school to watch the excitement. They started out with some stretching.

Then it was relay time!

They were all winners and proud of their ribbons!