I was hoping to take a half day on Friday but we had several other managers out on vacation so didn't feel right leaving early. Of course, I ended up stuck in the office till 5:30! I got home and hurriedly packed my stuff. Luckily, I had packed Gracyn up the night before. Janaca met us, then we headed to Van Buren to pick up Kaeleigh. We got to Sallisaw and decided it was time to eat. We finally made it into Dallas about 1:00am. I'm actually glad we got there when we did. There was a lot of construction going on and no one on the road at that time. Perfect!
We woke up the next morning to Aunt Karen making us breakfast burritos! Clint decided he wanted to go look for a Texas Rangers shirt so Janaca, Clint, and I headed to do a little shopping. We found them both a Rangers shirt and Gracyn a cute Rangers dress! I had packed a navy and white dress for her to wear to the game, but Clint just couldn't pass up the Rangers dress. Of course, I wasn't going to say no! We got back to the house and everyone was waiting on us to change into our bathing suits. We then headed to NRH2O Water Park. Aunt Karen kept telling us it wasn't "that big of a deal kinda park." Um....yeah right! This place was amazing! Take a look at the aerial view!
This place had several huge slides, a tadpole pool for tots, a bigger kid area, a wave pool, and a lazy river. I would totally drive 6 hours again just to spend a day at this water park.
|Piper, Avery, Gracyn, Kaeleigh, and Zoe ready to go swimming!|
It wasn't too much later that we headed over to the science center. It has an actual name, but I can't remember it. I assumed Gracyn was leading Clint up to ride the little yellow slides in the front. Wrong! She wanted to ride a big slide! Clint let her take him wherever she wanted to go and she walked up the stairs and right up to the big pink slide! We were both very apprehensive on letting her go down it, but she was not taking no for an answer. So I went to the bottom to meet her. It was HILARIOUS watching her come down the slide. She was half sitting half laying down with her arms and legs flailing about!This area of the park has constant water falling from it so as she came down the slide water was just pouring on her face. Poor kid....I don't think she knew what she was getting herself into!
|How fun is this kid area?!!!!|
|The pink slide Gracyn insisted on going down!|
|Taking a little break at the wave pool. |
So about the game....the Rangers played the White Sox. It was hot. That's about it. No really, we had a lot of fun. When we were walking in Gracyn said she wanted to see the Pig Soiee's play. Then when we were in the stadium she started calling the Hogs. I guess she is ready for some football!
|Aunt Janaca and Gracyn headed into the stadium!|
|Little snow cone eaters!|
|The photographer finally gets her picture made!|
|What a long day!|