Well, it's not feeling very much like spring around here. But Ethie (excuse me, now he insists on me calling him "Ethan," sad) was out of school for a whole week and a day, so we had to do something fun! Plus I figured this is probably the last fun little trip we will take as a family of 4 (since Ethie will be in Ohio in June and baby comes in July)!
I looked around online and asked people and it seems like the favorite place to go around here that's not too far is Branson, MO. I kind of thought Branson was only for older folk to go watch some singing and dancing, but it was the perfect place for our little family getaway! I found this place
and with the spring break package, we got 2 nights at the inn, unlimited access to the indoor waterpark and pool, blacklight mini-golf, arcade spending money, 2 pizzas, and tickets to 2 shows! It was perfect because it was a super cold weekend, but everything was located right around the inn, so we didn't have to go very far. And we were constantly doing something!
Unfortunately, I didn't take many pictures because we were so busy having fun (so I guess that's a good thing :) . Ethan's favorite was the indoor waterpark, especially playing water basketball with James. Lilah loved going down the little waterslide on her tummy (over and over and over). One night they had a family party at the arcade, so we stayed up with the kids til midnight, playing games and eating treats. It was definitely vacation!
|The favorite arcade prize...|
I think because the shows were right at the inn, I expected them to be a little bit *lame*. I made reservations for the "Comedy Jamboree" and "Amazing Pets Show" and they were awesome!!! The comedy show was actually hilarious (although I seem to think everything's hilarious when I'm pregnant). There were skits, audience participation, and even a non-funny group of singers. It gave us a taste of what Branson is famous for and the kids even loved it too. The pet show was their favorite, of course, and fun to watch with them!
|Waiting for the show to start!|
|The only picture of the 4 of us together|
We also managed to visit the outlet stores and some local restaurants. It was such a happy weekend with my family, with nothing to do but just have fun together! Now back to reality...
|My funny little cuties|