Getting out of the house was just what the doctor ordered. We went to Village Inn and we hit the trifecta. #1- It was kids eat free day. #2- The World Cup was on the big TVs. #3- They had free wifi so Paul could sit there and chat with Chloe while we ate. Perfect! And Devin ate his first lemon and Paul caught it on video and it was pretty funny.
On Wednesday, we wanted to go back to Seven Peaks Waterpark and stay for longer than we had been able to on his first visit. I even made arrangement for Garrett to go to the hourly daycare near us, so we didn't have to take him and worry about him the whole time. We left the house a little after lunch and dropped Garrett off (as he threw a massive tantrum of disappointment when he knew we were swimming and he wasn't) and we made our way to the waterpark. When I pulled in to park, the attendant informed me that almost 90% of the rides were closed for maintenance. WHAT??!! I pulled over and we brainstormed what to do. We decided to drive down to Provo to the other Seven Peaks that we had never been to. I HATE Provo and avoid that part of Utah at all costs. But I sucked it up and drove the 45 minutes down there.
We ended up having a good time, although the park was crazy crowded. Upon learning that so much of the park was closed, it seemed that everyone in Salt Lake had the same idea as us. Everything was going fine until Hailey got stung by a bee in the lazy river and it ruined things for her. She ended up sticking around our camp while the rest of us went on some rides together. We left the park a little after 5:00 to make it home in time to pick Garrett up.
|Ethan's classic face in most pictures these days. He is really good at being ten years old!|
|Paul's dad back home, showing off the shirts when they got them done!|
The last thing we found in the box was something fragile and wrapped in brown paper. I opened it up and saw this. I smiled so big as I read it, and then when I saw Paul's name on there, I started crying. It felt like someone had reached into my chest and squeezed my heart. His sister made this for us and I cried and cried and even got to talk to her on the phone. I just LOVE Seana and I hope to God I get to meet her one day! I hope that about all of his family because at this point, they feel like they ARE family to us. It's hard to imagine that three weeks ago we didn't know them, and now we are all connected in a way that distance and time can't undo. I am so thankful for whatever forces in the universe brought us all together, because we love and cherish them. It was a fantastic night!!