Last Thursday, Jonathan took the day off of work so that we could have a family day together at Splash Country. It's a family water park located right next to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. All I can say is that I was so blown away by how much fun we had together. Splash Country was so nice and seemed (relatively) clean. It is such a great family environment, and the kids loved it!
Nora blows me away by her lack of fear when it comes to things like this. By nature, she is such a cautious little girl. She studies everything, is very thorough in thinking things through before she experiences new things. But, when it comes to water and fun and adventure, she literally "dives" right in! We brought a life jacket for her for when she went swimming in areas of water that were deeper than 1 foot, and she would just kick her little self wherever she wanted to go. She went down big slides. I mean, big for a little girl that is less than three years old. No fear. Didn't need Momma or Daddy to hold her hand. Seriously, I think that if we would let her venture her way to the top of the big ole jungle gym with the slides, she would. Is she terrified by the water that is spraying every which way? Is she scared by the sudden dumping of water on top of her head? NOPE! She really is so much fun to be around.
And Buddy Man Liam. He did great. He wanted to be in Momma's arms mostly, but occasionally he would get down and splash around and explore. Next summer, he will be tearing that place apart!
We stopped playing to enjoy lunch, then spent a few more hours playing and sliding and splashing around. We decided to stay even through nap time, but it wasn't long before Liam passed out in my arms, and Nora needed to relax for a bit to catch her breath.
We had such a wonderful time together, and I am so thankful for my hubby who planned a great family fun day for all of us to enjoy. I hope there are more days like this in the future because we sure did make some great memories.
P.S. What is it with my son and his cheeks? I can't get enough.
P.P.S. Sorry for the picture quality. We took these with JB's phone!