Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Day at the Waterpark

We had a fun day at the local waterpark here in Georgetown. Due to Abrams intense love for water it was a day we couldn't resist and he loved it. His favorite part were the jets he could run through and the huge pool he could sit in. He did not however enjoy the lazy river and I was extremely sorry to anyone trying to lounge while we were passing by. It probably wasn't a pleasant experience. That may have been one along with some other embarassing moments for the day. Here's a couple more...

Abram got so excited (and I can't blame him) that he decided to take off running. After seeing and hearing the lifeguards yell at many other people for running I quickly decided that I needed to stop him. So there I went running after him. By the time I got a hold of him I completely wiped out on the ground skinning my feet and knees and shoving my son down and into the water as well. So there we were both laying on the ground one of us in pain and the other wailing. I'll let you decide who was who. But I picked him up and took him to the jets and all was well except for the cuts that I'm now nursing on my legs. At that moment when both of us were sprawled out on the ground I wanted to yell... it's only been 3 weeks people. But I didn't. I stayed composed and went on with the day. I got many sympathy smiles from the people around.

Another time we wanted to explain our situation was when Tony was taking Abram back to the jets. They were almost there and Tony went to wipe his eyes. Within about 3 seconds Abram had went and jumped into the pool that he cannot yet swim in. Thankfully there was a man sitting on the side of the pool that pulled him out. It wasn't very dramatic and Abram didn't even seem phased but once again you're tempted to explain...we've only been parents for 3 weeks! Needless to say we've been learning humility as parents but it's been a fun journey so far. We love taking the boys places because they're usually a joy to people wherever we go. Abram loves to wave and hug and usually has a smile on his face. Ellis just smiles and is usually held by many people. He's a heavy weight and I'm glad he's a magnet which means I'm not the one holding him all the time. are some pics from our day of fun at the waterpark. We'll probably go back sometime.



  1. oh liz i can't help but laughing at your "moment".....i bet that did hurt pretty bad! at least tony was with you to "juggle" them...but pools regardless of how many adults (though i have managed it solo many a-times the past couple summers with 2 and then all 3 last summer---don't ask me how but i did! but emery-claire was the same way---just no fear and a lifeguard had to pull her out of the water last year--i was pretty embarrassed myself. after that i got her the lifejacket so she was more secure. as you can imagine being with a new 2year old, not quite 1 year old that just wanted to crawl in, and reed was almost 4 (but he is my cautious one, so i didn't worry as much about him). we haven't gone this year yet but i'm sure it will be even more trickier!

  2. Liz,
    I found your blog through Brooke's blog at polkadotsandricrac. I loved catching up on your journey! My husband and I are also adopting from Ethiopian
    AND are a fellow CCI family. I'm leaving our blog address if you want to keep in touch!