Tuesday, June 8, 2010

TST - THE Aquatic Center



It is gettin' hot around here! 110degrees last weekend.

We recently found out about a really great Aquatic Center that is very near by AND is very reasonably priced. It has waterslides, a lazy river and a super cool playland IN the water! We told the kids we would take them there over the weekend. I used it as a bribing tool to encourage good behavior. I went online and showed them the virtual tour.

They were VERY excited!!

Sunday afternoon, after Daisy's nap, we loaded all of our swim gear and ourselves in to the car and headed to this cool pool. We stopped for lunch. Big mistake!! We arrived at the aquatic center about an hour and a half after they had opened for the day.

They were FULL TO CAPACITY! We didn't really feel like standing out in the heat, waiting for 6 people to leave so we could go in. There were people ahead of us in line too. We decided to bag the waterpark for now and enjoy some swim time at Grandma and Grandpa's pool.

The kids were DEVASTATED!!

Fast forward to Monday morning. The boys have their first swim lesson at the same aquatic center.

Their lesson is the last class before the waterpark opens to the public. After their class, we get right in line to be one of the first families to get back inside.

The kids were SO happy!

They had a great time keeping cool in the pools. I enjoyed the lazy river and watching my kiddos go down the waterslides. We had fun!

On our way home, I asked them what their favorite part was about the waterpark. They said "THE SWIM LESSON!"

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14 comments:

Shana said...

That is so funny. After all that the swim lesson was the favorite. You never know with kids huh? I am glad you guys got to go though. It has been super hot and humid here too. In the 90's with like 80-100% humidity. Yuck.

Foursons said...

Haha- that's too funny. Good that they are enjoying the lessons though! My boy's swim lessons are in a waterpark too and we head on in when the lines are short.

He & Me + 3 said...

Ha! I think they would be happy just being in the water. Glad they are enjoying their lessons.

Jules said...

Wow, that's pretty hot! We've never been that warm here.

So glad they finally got to have their fun in the water.

Beth said...

Go figure! Kids are so funny! 110* already is HOT!

Krista said...

We love that place! So close to home - you must be nearby! :)

We haven't gone yet this summer, so what is the best time to go for those of us without swim lessons?? I have my 3 in tow and DO NOT want to wait forever just to get in. :(

It's so hot here! Thank goodness we have stuff like that to keep us sane! lol.

blueviolet said...

That's a nice perk to taking lessons!

Pam @ Kassie's Beach said...

Cool pool! Our Y has a similar set up here. No lazy river though. In the summer it fills up to capacity fast. So much fun...a kid's paradise.

Jodee Leader said...

110 degrees?! That is complete craziness!

We have a similar waterpark about an hour away and it is soooo much fun! I bet the kids had a blast!

Kmama said...

LOL at them liking the swim lesson the best. That's hilarious.

Love the pics you added to the header.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Wow, it is hot there! That looks like a fun place. I'm glad they got to enjoy it!

Rachel said...

Soooo jealous! Looks like a fun time for everyone!

I'm sure your kids are gonna have a blast this summer... or turn into little fishies :)

Emmy said...

Yeah! I hope my son likes his swim lessons... I am worried. And yeah I do not miss the AZ heat.

Tiffany said...

Aww...that's cute! And the temp you posted makes me so grateful to live in the mountains!