Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kalahari Resort trip

We made our second trip to the Kalahari Resort (read about our first trip here) in early February, once again with a group of homeschoolers (and great discounted rates - woot!).  My parents also went with us this time, and it was really nice to have a couple extra sets of hands to help wrangle the kiddos.  Also, the boys really enjoyed getting to spend some extended time with Grandma & Grandpa!  The only drawback was that Bug woke up the morning we were supposed to leave with a fever.  Monkeyman would have been crushed if we cancelled the trip, so I decided if I had to sit in the hotel room with a sick Bug while Monkeyman had fun in the park with Daddy and his grandparents, then that's what I'd do.  And that's largely how I spent the two days we were there.  I alternated giving him Tylenol / Ibuprofen throughout the day, which kept his periodically spiking fever mostly under control, but he still felt kinda crummy & clingy most of the time.  But Monkeyman had an absolutely wonderful time, which made the trip totally worth it for me.  He had fun showing Grandma & Grandpa around the park like a seasoned pro, and he got to play with his new buddy, fellow homeschooler E. a little bit too.  We will definitely be going back to this paradise-for-children again in the future!

Unfortunately I didn't get a lot of pics - and absolutely none in the water park (!) - but this blurry one is special to me because it was Monkeyman's first time bowling and he LOVED it!  This was a really cool coin-operated mini-bowling thing - perfect for a first timer.  Can't wait to take him to a full-sized bowling alley sometime soon!
During a brief period of Bug's fever going down and his spirits perking up, we decided to check out the indoor playground, which we missed the first time we went.  CONFESSION:  One of the coolest things about having a 2-year-old is being allowed inside these cool playground structures even though I'm over 52 inches tall.  I secretly LOVE going into these things!  Anyone else feel this way or am I just a freak?


This is what it looks like in the center of the play structure.  It's three stories tall, with air guns on the floor and on each balcony that shoot foam balls.  You can aim at that big guy's mouth up at the top, or just shoot at each other.  Pretty awesome - Monkeyman really dug it.

Up next:  Medina Ice Festival and Putting Thru the Ages...

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you about how awesome it is to be an adult allowed into a kid paradise! I remember lying in the middle of a ball pit with Jasper when he was a toddler thinking the same thing. And there's no way I could ever explain that joy to my childless friends who are always asking me when I see them if I'm doing anything "important".


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