August 2, 2006

Six Flags St. Louis--Waterpark!

On Wednesday July 19 we went to Six Flags in St. Louis to brave Hurricane Harbor! The kids were very excited about this because the Six Flags in Arlington does not have a waterpark in it. Ben does not enjoy swimming or the water, so when he put on his swimming suit Annalisa practically went insane, "Daddy has a swimming suit! Boys! Boys! Daddy has a swimming suit!" She didn't even think he knew HOW to swim! We had a lot of fun! Jacob was brave and went down the big tube slides first, then Cole decided he wanted to do it too. We got all the way to the top and the guy decides he wants to measure Cole and before Cole even had a chance to stand up straight he deemed him too short. Jacob was already going down his slide and I had to walk Cole back down to the bottom. He was NOT happy, and for the rest of the day all I heard was, "I am 48" tall, Mom. He didn't even give me a chance to stand up straight. Jacob is NOT taller than me!" Jacob is taller than Cole though, but not by much. I wish the guy would have just let him slide. We then found "The Family Ride" as the kids called it. We all got in a big tube and slid down the big red slide at a tremendous rate of speed while being slung up and down the sides with water pouring on our heads! Nothing could have been more fun! I just wish the lines hadn't been so long, so we could have ridden it again. Overall the kids voted the wave pool their most favorite place to be! The waves were not too big or forceful and Annalisa loved to jump when the waves came and she would float with them back to shore. Overall it was a great day!
Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Cardinal's Baseball

On Tuesday July 18 we went to the Cardinal's Baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Because we had been traveling all night and then taken a riverboat ride followed by a trip to the top of the Arch, by the time we got to the game we were all beat! Our seats at the Cardinal's game were in the bleacher seats because they were sold out, and Ben had to order the tickets from someone who already had tickets. It was very hot weather for St. Louis, but not something I couldn't deal with---96 degrees. I, however, was so very tired I fell asleep on Ben's shoulder and one of the attendants at the park came to check on me to make sure I wasn't passed out from heat stroke! I was barely even sweating, I was just exhausted! We got lanyard's with a plastic thingy to hold our tickets in, and the kids were very excited about getting a "gift". They shared a sno-cone before the game, and we ate pretzels with freak show cheese for supper---really healthy! We left at the 7th inning stretch because everyone was so tired, and the Cardinal's were losing. We also got to see the Cardinal's play again in Colorado, and they lost there too.