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).
It’s the most snowy, yet most beautiful halloween ever, with the snow adding a white touch on the glamorous fall colors.
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.
Time to sail off to the lake!
It’s not where you go.
It’s how you get there that matters.
Randall has been talking and dreaming so much about his 5th birthday. So here comes our busy birthday weekend: a celebration at school on Friday, setting up the trampoline on Saturday, and inviting his friend, Anthony, to play with him on Sunday. And that marks the start of daylight savings time and Spring in Chicago.
We had a pretty decent snow on Saturday and thought Randall would be excited to try making a snowman, but we ended up finding him more interested in snow shoveling.
He shoveled and dumped a big pile of snow for mommy to make a snowman that afternoon, and the next morning he was out there again, working hard!