We started out with a picnic lunch. Here are Aric and Leah bonding over Mello Yello.
The Japanese GardenMonica was a great tour guide for Camden. She was even more excited about the koi pond then he was!
My step-dad Joe was showing off and jumping over the koi fish. Thank heavens he didn't fall and get us kicked out!
The Rose Garden
We took a couple of grandma pictures while we were there...the girls and my mom.
Here is one with Grandma Kathy, Aric's mom.
The best part about the rose garden was Leah telling the girls what would happen if you smelled each variety of rose...ex: if you smelled the Carribean rose you would someday go on a cruise. If you smelled the Spanish rose you would start speaking Spanish. Oh I wish I could remember them all, she was hilarious!
The English Garden
It was so hot! It felt good to sit by the spray.
The Splash Pad
This was the last stop on our park adventure. This is my cute little cousin Aby. She got to stay an extra day and hang out with us. She had no fear, she loved getting sprayed.
My girls got a little wet but they were more interested in the swings.
Camden loved running around watching everybody else get wet but he didn't like getting sprayed.
This is C, just standing there staring at the big kid waiting for the bucket to fall...
There were two water guns. The red one was lame, but the blue one could spray far and hard. There were two little boys who hogged it the whole time and they would spray anyone who would get close to them. They even sprayed my mom!
I was so annoyed because they kept spraying C. He wanted it so bad. I was waiting for some parents to intervene but no one stepped up. So after a while I took matters into my own hands.
I kindly asked them to let C have a turn. They weren't super excited at first but I strongly/nicely suggested that they give someone else a turn since they had been monopolizing it the whole time. They very reluctantly agreed that C should have a turn. As soon as I got my hands on that gun I let them have it!
I didn't realize that Aric was taking pictures! I love that he captured us giving those little turkey's a taste of their own medicine.