Monday, May 25, 2009

By George...

...SAINT George, to be exact. Yup, we went AGAIN. I wanted a nice weekend with the kids before they leave for two months to go to Dad's. St. George is hot enough for swimming but close enough that I can handle the road trip without driving us all off of the nearest cliff. Having said that, it should be noted that St. George is 3-1/2 hours away, BUT...the trip back today took us 5 hours. Do not adjust your internet. I said 5 hours. I need a nap. Til Saturday, please.
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St. George does boast a nice little "fun center" with mini golf, bumper boats, arcade and go karts. (Why is that always spelled with a "k"?) The kids loved this!

Hallie drove herself and Lucas underneath the big fountain and soaked them both. She's laughing. Him, not so much. His tantrum forced an unplanned trip to the dock to let him exit the craft.


See what I mean? The birthday boy ain't so happy.

I don't know what this face means, but it's too dang "Lucas" not to post on the blog.


I learned two things this weekend:
1. My kids can really stink up a miniature golf course
2. It's hereditary.


Isn't that the prettiest blue water behind them? Thanks to Ben, it's now got two golf balls in it! They put ledges up to prevent that from happening, but hey, Ben's not gonna be outsmarted by no stinking ledges!

Tiny Lucas turned 3 yesterday while we were there. He was a bit apprehensive about the candle at first. Never known him to be askeerd o' fire, but there's a first time for everything, I suppose.
Yes, that's my finger in the top left corner of the shot. I make no apologies. Four kids, me, a road trip, a hotel room, and desert heat. That about covers it. We're lucky any of these pictures are even in focus.
Being in a hotel room and away from home, of course we had to resort to store-bought baked goodies for the birthday treat (she said, as though it would have been different at home). Lucas wanted nuthin to do with the brownies, but as you can see, he found the wax 3 to be quite irresistible. Doesn't say much for the brownies, does it?

This little gem is about the best thing in St. George, as far as I'm concerned (just don't go on Memorial Day!). Main Street's Towne Square has put together this amazing water play area for children. A shooting fountain, a little "river" that runs from one end of the square to the other, rock waterfalls, more. It's hard to describe without seeing it live and in person. But whoever came up with this idea is pure genius. My kids LOVED this!



And now, ladies and gentleman, I'll allow Lucas to sum up the trip in his own unique way. A picture's worth a thousand words, right? I'll let this one do the talking...


Happy Birthday, tiny Lucas! Hope you had a marvelously exhausting birthday!

5 comments:

Alyssa said...

Cute pictures, Jace! I'm glad you guys could get away for the weekend. But I have to say, that water is not the prettiest blue water I've ever seen, although it IS pretty :)
I'm glad the kids had fun. Give them hugs for me! I'm gonna miss them!!!

Alyssa said...

Cute pictures, Jace! I'm glad you guys could get away for the weekend. But I have to say, that water is not the prettiest blue water I've ever seen, although it IS pretty :)
I'm glad the kids had fun. Give them hugs for me! I'm gonna miss them!!!

Alyssa said...

Hmm...not sure how I got two comments on your blog. Sorry bout that....

Kristi Smith said...

Glad you had a nice getaway even if your kids did stink the place up! :)

I am sad you are going to be away from your kids for so long. A little mini break would be nice but two months seems so long! :(

Anthony said...

I cant believe he is 3. Wow, where did that come from? I swear he was a NB when you first moved in. You are an awesome, and insane, Mom to take 4 kids on a road trip. THe furthest I'll drive my kids is to the local McD's -- I dont do roadtrips! They'll love all these fun memories!