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Randall’s first water park visit, and he is thrilled! The daily routine goes like this: we take a tube to drift in the lagoons, then go on the tube slide a few times before we can persuade him to move on to the next big slide, and this process repeats with another two water slides. Then it’s the kids area, where he can play and go down the water slides all on his own. After dinner, we all go to the Tom Foolerys Park, which is a video game arcade with a few indoor amusement rides. Highlight: daddy aced the go-cart game twice and Randall the bowling game (shhh! with the help of a ramp).

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You made my day!

“I love the train tracks you made for me. I’ll draw you a picture. What are your favorite things?”, Randall asked.

“Sunshine, trees, birds…”, mom replied.

Then he came back with this picture and remarked, “You made my day by setting up those tracks for me!”


Just before the summer weather is gone, we visit Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch again. Same animals, same activities as last year, but Randall is enjoying them even more this year.

It’s more about social than jumping.

Trains, trucks, tractors, and more.

Alpaca. One, two, three!

Upgraded from last year’s man-powered digger.

Feels like flying. Well, almost.


Someone was mentioning “Cloe” all summer, and then one day he came over and told me, “Cloe’s mom said she would get your number from the front desk”. And there we go, he just set up a play date for himself.