Sunday, July 31, 2011

on birthday shindig part 3...

Well, part 3 is Sebastian big birthday surprise from us-- (sorry for the three part post's but I couldn't part with all the pictures and I didn't want your computers all crashing from trying to load all of them. Hence all my posts. But didn't think you'd mind) Sebastian's birthday surprise was yesterday and we took him to DORNEY PARK & WILDWATER KINGDOM! Hurrah! It was lots of fun. Hot day and not too overwhelmingly crowded. Just a lovely day to spend as a family. Sebastian has never been and both Bobby and I have only gone once, way before we had Sebastian. We got there a little pass 11am and the parking lot was already full. We had to hike a little but once we were in it was straight to the water for us!
Towards Wildwater Kingdom we walked right under Talon, one of the huge roller coasters. He's reaction was woooooooowww cooool! And then pointed eagerly to take him on it. I had to explain that he was a little too small for this one. This shows that my son has no fear!
The wave pool was up first. Mainly because it was the closest to us and we desperately needed to get into the water to cool us down. 

And from the wave pool Sebastian spotted the people on Talon screaming and pointed to them and said Oohhhhh Nooooo!
Next up we headed to Water Works which was a huge water maze. Water squirting out everywhere. A great place to get wet and also to get other wet. You'll see what I mean...
As Bobby was talking to me from up top on this big structure someone up above him soaked the boys with a bucket of water! And I got it right on camera :) It was hilarious, they didn't know what hit them! Such a funny moment in our day. 
Wildwater Kingdom has so many great areas for Sebastian's age group. Since he is only three he couldn't really go on any of the water slides because of height regulations and also he just doesn't have the patience to stand and wait his turn. Heck, we had to coach him on standing in line at this slide because he kept scooting himself up towards the front! Eventually he worked the line of kids so they knew that when he was coming to move aside and let this huge badass three year old boy through. I couldn't believe how he parted the line of kids!
After sometime we dragged Sebastian out of the water (kicking and screaming) for lunch. He sat in his stroller while Bobby stood in line for food. Even though Sebastian is three and has been walking since forever and truly is very capable of walking around with us I get so nervous in crowded place like this one that I can't go with out my stroller. When ever we walked from one park to another we plopped him and zig-zagged through the people. It's just safer and less stressful because you know that in two seconds this boy would disappear on foot. Not happening on my watch! Plus when he isn't inside the stroller we pile all our towels and bags on top. Defiantly will be sad to see the day when he is too big to sit in there and will be forced to not bring it along to places like Dorney.  Or I can be one of those parents who sits their five year old in a stroller...Hmmmm.
We bought his ridiculously huge cup. They had this "deal" that if you bought this cup for $12.99 you get refill on soda for only $1.99 but then if you bought a wristband for another additional $5 you get unlimited refills. So we did. We gave in and bought it. But in the end you break even because after spending $18 dollars all together on the thing we refilled our cup a good 4 times. With the price of what a regular sized soda costs, because you know it's jacked up, we got more for the money. I was content with it. Plus Sebastian looked cute drinking iced tea out of it :) 
Lollipop Lagoon was where we stayed the majority of our time. There was water with slides, mushrooms with water cascading down off them and was just perfect for us to sit back and watch him play with out worries. It was a parents dream! Sebastian could play with us not having to be right behind him. The water was up to his waist and not too deep. Two thumbs up on this area. Plus not to forget that all the water areas were clean! That is very important to me, I won't go to a place again if it looks dirty. 
After six we left the water kingdom for good to head over to the dry ride. As we set out on foot Sebastian passed out in his stroller and took a nap. Bobby and I took advantage and changed our clothes and then just walked & sat around. Relaxed! It was nice. We found a great bench to spread out on inside Planet Snoopy which is the newest attraction inside the park and is full of rides that are kid oriented. 
After about an hour we woke up this sleepy head who actually most likely would of slept another hour but we didn't want him to miss out on all the fun stuff. 
After some ride we snacked on some Funnel Cake. We can never pass up on some good Funnel Cake with extra powdered sugar ;)
On our way out of the water Sebastian eyed up a spaceman gun. Boy did I regret that after sitting in the car for an hour home hearing the thing go off. It was lovely. Not. 
Walking to the car we saw this. It was stunning. 
Our day was the best. I love my three year old boy. A boy full of life and laughter. Who is always ready to make you smile. Who makes a mess in my living room faster than probably any other kid out there. Who makes me love life and everything it has to offer because I know that he is in it. Who keeps me on my toes. Who is the light in my life. And in the end I know that all the stars in the dark sky are shinning for him.

1 comment :

  1. I jealous, It looked like such a fun time, I want to go next time.
    Loved the Sunset picture.\