On Saturday morning (8-16) we got up early and drove down to New Braunfels to meet the rest of the family at Schlitterbahn...the most magical place on earth! To me it beats anything Disney hands down. We have been going to Schlitterbahn every summer for almost 25 years now. My brother Matthew wasn't able to go because he had to work. But Jason and Jared Smith, old friends of ours, met us there and it was fun catching up with them. It was a great day, although I spent a large amount of time babysitting kids but that was okay. Ethan was old enough this time that he could enjoy the big rides with the big kids! He couldn't get enough of the fast tube chutes.
I slapped Uncle Joseph with a mustard sandwich!
Kaylan, Hailey, Lauren and I spent a lot of time in the morning playing in the kiddie pools. Lauren is a fish and she thinks she can swim so she kept crawling out into the deep water.
At about 4:00 the moms and kids headed over to a GREAT BIG children's pool full of slides and fun things to climb on. The air got chilly and clouds rolled in. Within half an hour sheets of rain came pouring down!!! To make a long story short, the day came to a stop right there and the fun was over. Then the chaos began as 10,000 people tried to frantically funnel through one exit at the front. I can not believe we did not lose any children.
All of our belongings got soaked down at our table, even diapers. Luckily my dad had all of our electronics locked up in a water safe box, but the kids had nothing dry to put on their bottoms. So I ended up spending $16 on four swim diapers in the gift shop. They were so expensive that I felt I should bronze them, not let them serve as poop catchers!
It was such a bummer that our day was cut short. It's always been tradition that we stay the whole time until closing, and by 6:00 the place clears out a lot so we spend the next two hours riding rides over and over because the lines are short. But not this trip! Dang it. We finally made it to the cars and back to Evelyn's house by 10:00. We were so exhausted that we hit our pillows and that was it!