It's SUMMER... and in the SUMMER everyone needs to take a break once in awhile. So... I took a break! I had a whole day off!
Grace spent the night Sunday night!Sunday was a long day. Grace & I spent most of it in the pool while the men in the family worked on building a pool deck! When it was time to go home, Grace was still swimming.. and she wasn't quite ready to stop.
Monday, we went for donuts... practiced riding bikes.... watched new baby birds receive their first flight lessons....and then went to Nations of Fun to play and have lunch!While we were there we met Laura! A new friend! She played wonderfully with Grace and the two of them has tons of fun!We played the games!And Grace learned to slide like a Big Girl.... on her bottom rather than on her tummy as she's done in the past!Laura on the slide!The girls danced!And had a yummy lunch!With lots of laughs and giggles!I think this was the first time Grace actually ate well at Nations of Fun. She's normally too busy to eat!I guess it helps to see other kids eat!Laura
Grace climbing the ropes!Grace and Laura climbing through the tunnels. Grace is too short to climb by herself, but Laura is tall enough.... and she's kind enough to help Grace. She got on her hands and knees so Grace could step up on back to climb to the next level. It was a great demonstration of teamwork!Laura.... she is just as sweet as she looks here, too!Laura helping Grace... I'm not sure what with, but Laura likes helping!One view of the playground.Another viewAnotherAnd another!
During the week adults get in for $5.99. This includes a pizza buffet lunch and a drink. Kids have a discounted price, but under four is free. And the playground is included in the cost of your entrance. You have to have tokens to play the games, but really, the playground is the main attraction.
Nations of Fun is one of our favorite places to go. It's air conditioned so it's cool in the summer. It's heated so it's warm in the winter. And it's dry on rainy days.
And.... it's more fun if you have someone to play with!
I do hope we run into Laura, again. She was a wonderful playmate.
After Nations of Fun we came back to the house to rest... and to swim, but Grace didn't think she needed to rest.... so we swam and swam and swam! I'll try to get some pool time pictures posted soon. Grace is getting quite confident in the water. I've been waiting for her confidence to grow before heading to the water park, but I think it might be safe to say she's ready now. We have a lot to look forward to.