Wednesday, July 14, 2010

4th of July Fun

Aunt Holly, Uncle Andy, Parker and Kellen came to visit us over the fourth of July weekend.

Saturday we made the treck up to Blountsville
to visit Spring Valley Beach waterpark.

My friend, Rachel, told us about this waterpark,
and she said it was great for toddlers, but to remember
that it is in Blountsville, so there will be
some coooountry people there.

I filed her comment somewhere in the back of my mind, and didn't really think about it again, until the moment we arrived at Spring Valley Beach, and who do we put
our stuff down next to, but...
Now, if Tooter Mae is not country,
then I don't know what is

And of course, you really know you're in the country(around a bunch of rednecks) when you see this:

Anyways, back to the actual waterpark;
Parker and Luke loved it!

They walked around in the water
Watched the giant bucket dump water all over everyone
Their most favorite part was riding the big slides
As soon as Luke got off the raft,
he would shout, "Again, Again!"
Parker was a dare devil
and rode with her hands high in the air
And laughed hysterically when she got to the bottom.

The waterpark is definitely not for babies, and if we had to do it all over again, we would have probably left Aubrey & Kellen with a babysitter, so all of the adults could get in on the slide action!

But, for the most part the babies were troopers and
kept a smile on their face
Kellen has the "prettiest" blue eyes.
The smiling ceased when the snacks ran out, and I received this glare from Aubrey:

So, we packed up and started our journey back to the car

Spring Valley Beach did not disappoint, and we hope
to visit again soon!

Sunday, we went to church and then grilled out for lunch.

After naps, we decided to try a photoshoot with
all the grandbabies, here's how it went:

It started off with Aubrey pitching a fit because
her feet were touching the grass
Luke decided to take control of the situation with Aubrey and proceeded to put her in a headlock
to get her to stop whining.
Parker had just woken up from her nap
and was in no mood to smile, meanwhile,
Luke thought Kellen needed his head rubbed
With no hope of a natural smile coming from any of these kids anytime soon, the daddies started acting crazy trying to force some smiles
In the middle of all the picture taking, the toddlers decided to love on Kellen a bit

I believe this is the best one of all 4 of them,
no smiles, but at least they're all
looking in the direction of the camera

After the photshoot, we all headed back inside,

all except Miss Priss who wasn't about to get off of her towel and venture onto the sticky, prickly grass

"Hey you, come pick me up,
because I am NOT crawling on this grass!"

She sat

and sat
and sat,
but was determined not to make a move,
but to wait for some one to rescue her.
So rescue her we did.

We had a wonderful weekend
celebrating our country's independence!


Rachel said...

I'm glad y'all had fun at Spring Valley! Those pics are priceless!!

And Tooter Mae??? I told you!! :)

annaclaire0408 said...

Aubrey is such a girl, we've gotta do something about that!!!

Lianne said...

I was hooting at Tooter Mae! But wait... *Record scratch*. That UA tent is COOL! :)

I love all the pics. I think we'd like to try out the waterpark when Anna Beth is older.

Cute kiddos!

The Brown Recluse said...

It's been a life time since I've been to a water park! I'm still grieving over the loss of Opryland.

Beautiful children!

Jaci Spain said...

That water park looks like a blast! And I absolutely love Aubrey's red and blue outfit with the white cute!