We got up there late on Friday night, after a 3 hour ride turned into a 6 hour ride with an upset Max and a slight car wreck in Milwaukee. But we made it. After a dinner with the Wortley's at Culvers, we went straight to bed in anticipation for the big day ahead of us. Upon awakening, we went over to the Burgon and Ward's pad to for breakfast crepes!
Guess what - at 8am all the babies were awake! Big surprise. Jane was super psyched like me to take on the day.
Sometimes the boys just have to revel in their precious babies. Max has all types of chicks in his life - like Ella and Jane here. He's always hanging out with older women.
You'd think that is a donut that Ells Yeah is eating, but its plastic. Weird taste in food - but whatever!
Is this my kid? YOU BETCHA!
Oh yeah - crepes. Yeah, as you can see above they were amazing. We had all the right toppings to make them taste like candy.
I learned on this trip that the Wortley's have a whipping cream dispenser. It was fantastic. It's like you think you know a person and then boom, they whip out their whipping cream dispenser.
Hims? Yeah...hims is adorable with his little monster outfit.
You know what is really hard to do? Take candid shots - especially with a big camera. Everyone always wants to pose or get awkward...but I think I got a good shot here of the Wortley's laughing their butts off. Man, they are the life of the party. Or maybe it was Chris just off screen doin' his wacky thing. Well, the funniness was over and it was time to hit the water parks in a big way.
The girls were brave with the water, but Max chose to stay away. He felt the warm indoor air, heard all the noise - and he was out.
Question: did I have fun? Um, what do you think. The first water slide I went down, I screamed like a little girl, squealing to the very bottom. I forgot how much I enjoy water parks. I used to go to Wild Waters in Boise with Mikey like every week growing up - I miss those days. I don't think I have been to one since Freshman year. Its been too long.
Baby boy woke up when we got to the wave pool and I spent some quality time with hims. I can't wait to take him into the water. Unfortunately, there was like 9,000,000 gallons of chlorine in that water to dissolve all the kid urine (and the adult urine - don't judge me!).
We literally kicked it for 8 hours at the water park (note Max is fast asleep again in his car seat). It was great. Then the Wards and Burgons left for home - but the Wortley's stayed on for another night with us in the Dells. We went out to dinner at had fried cheese curds and blue cheese burgers (heaven). I slept good that night - and surprisingly Max did as well. The water park wore him out.
The next morning we went to The Cheese Factory - which funny enough was a vegetarian restaurant that really didn't serve too much cheese. This place was wildly amazing - one of my favorite vegetarian restaurant of all time. Caitlin was also pleased.
That's polenta right there people - the grain of the Gods. Okay, actually it is the grain of the poor, but still. Delicious.
You already saw our cute family picture from the restaurant. Here is another glimpse of how much we love this kid. He is smothered in it...probably to a point that he gets annoyed with us.
After breakfast/lunch we went to downtown Dells (population no one) to see the craziness. We started it off with Dairy Queen blizzards. The thing with the Dells is that it is a freakin' joke. There is no tourist trap more freaky than here. Check this out.
Awkward indian poses.
Haunted houses and abandoned torture museums.
Cars on the walls? Whatever. Now I've seen everything.
T-shirts - most of them lame except this one: "If you see da' police: Warn a Brother!" I started crying in a meeting this week when I thought about this shirt. In hind sight, I wish I bought one.
The Dells is pretty hard core is what I'm trying to say. What's that? You don't think the Dells is weird enough for you?
How about a gigantic Trojan Horse that you can go-cart through? Hmmm. Odd.
Or how about a replica of the White House upside down? Yeah, you can tour the inside and see the furniture on the ceiling.
The president's limo crashed into the side. Did aliens pick the White House up and drop it in the Dells?
Yeah...that's how messed up it is here. Its a place I could really settle down and retire. We had a great time with our friends. But seriously, how awesome is a huge indoor water park in a freaky town? I'm so glad I married a woman who loves adventures and we are friends who like to partay. What will our next winter adventure be???