On Friday night, we just hung out at home, playing the usual... hockey guys, swords, reading. Saturday on the other hand was quite an active day. We all got up and headed out the door at 8:30 to head to Stuttgart. It was a two hour drive, but all went well. The middle seat was sound asleep, the back seat was either reading or playing games. So Jay and I ended up having a nice talk. Once we got to Stuttgart, we went to the post to watch a little guys wrestling tournament. We had several friends wrestling and this was the last meet of the year. Here's Josiah taking his guy down. He did a great job at the meet.
Josiah's dad is Jay's boss. So while other wrestlers were on the mat, Jay got put to work!
After we saw all the wrestlers wrestle at least once, we headed out for the next adventure. Just a few miles down the road was a HUGE play place! It's a five story high building probably the length of at least a football field. Inside of it were tons of things for the kids to play on. There was a huge pirate ship, water activities, a ball pit where you could shot the balls at others, rock wall, high ropes course, lots and lots of slides, and a whole science center. It was a really neat place! For the most part, we just let the boys go! I stuck with the little two (as best as possible, more on that to come) for most of the time. I was really anxious to go down the big kids slides, but had to wait. #4 and #5 had a blast going down some of the slides. We stuck to the simplier ones, which were perfect for them. We spent more of our time in the ball pit though. #4 loved shooting the balls and watching the older kids shoot. #5 had the most fun staying inside the pit on the ground, playing with the balls on the ground. It was so much action, it was hard to keep track of them both.
Which leads me to the most stressful part of the day! I was sitting at the bottom of a wide slide, watching the two little boys come down. I went down the slide the first couple of times with them, then just stayed at the bottom. As #4 was sliding, #5 was climbing up the steps and as #5 was sliding, #4 was climbing up the steps. I was usually watching the one sliding, which didn't work out so well! #4 came sliding down and was running back to the steps, so I went to look for #5. GONE!!! No where to be found. There is no way he could have gotten past me and he couldn't have gone on the other slide, because it was a big kid slide and was being manned by someone working there. He wouldn't have been allowed down. So where did he go, at this point in time I had no idea! I frantically searched all over the place for him! Found Jay and had him start looking too. Finally I see #3 with #5. I went over to them and #5 was soaking wet, from toe up to his shoulders. He was playing in the water activities. The water is about a foot deep, starting at waist high. It's for kids to stand up to and play with the activities inside. Well, #5 really wanted to play inside. His clothes were soaking wet! I didn't bring any other clothes, so had him in just a diaper and his sweatshirt (that thankfully I had already taken off) for awhile. I let the rest of his clothes airdry. After awhile, I put his pants back on so he could play some more. He didn't seem to mind the wetness. Oh my, the things I need to learn before becoming a parent!!
Here are some pictures of the boys (and my big boy) having fun!
Jay on the high ropes course.
Cutest pictures from the whole day... a three set series.... #5 being Gus (from Cinderella) trying to hold as many balls as possible and walk them to the gun. He was so determined not to drop any!
We met up with Josiah's family once the meet was over. They met us at the play place and the kids got to play together. Julia stuck with #4 for a while and Everett played with #5 in the ball pit while Jay and I went down the big kid slides. They were pretty intense! You would definitely get some air time on a couple of them.
By then, everyone was worn out and ready to go home! It was a very quiet car ride home. The two little ones were out pretty quick! As soon as they got home, to bed they went! And as soon as we got home, we also went right to bed!
It was a fun day had by all! This is a place I would definitely go to again! Too bad it was two hours away though.