This summer, just like in years past, we made a Summer "Bucket List"-- what did we all want to do before the summer kicked the bucket?
One thing on Eli's list was to go to the mini water park at a local gym. After explaining to him that we are not members of that gym, that he had only gotten to go last year because it was a birthday party, we came up with an even better idea.
Last year, while I was nursing a newborn, and sleeping, and nursing, etc... Aunt Sharon took the big kids to Splash Island in Plainfield. We decided that Splash Island would fit the bill perfectly.
Aunt Sharon and (cousin) Kelsey joined us for a wonderful day of water fun! (Thank goodness because I soon discovered that there was NO WAY I could have managed three children at this place alone!)
We had a wonderful time playing, and sliding, and swimming, and eating, and snacking (Aunt Sharon always brings fun snacks that Mom would never buy!).
And afterwards, it was a very quiet drive home!