Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I love Lake Okoboji!  We have been going there since I was a little girl and I still love it.  We met my family up at the lake this weekend.  The kids didn't have school on Thursday and Friday so Mom came Wednesday night and took them back to Iowa on Thursday morning.  Andy and I golfed in a tournament on Friday afternoon.  (We ended up 9 under, but I should have stayed at work.  I was that bad.  My new clubs are clearly the problem.)  We didn't leave for my parents' house until close to 8:30pm so it ended up being a late night of driving.  We left for the lake Saturday morning and drove home on Tuesday morning so it was a quick trip, but lots of fun. 

The kids absolutely loved Arnolds Park.  They rode tke kiddie roller coaster, the boats, the fish, the dragon, the train, the log ride and the ferris wheel (good thing Grandma had several cocktails before she got on there with us...she is a little afraid of heights!).  I took Kayley on her first waverunner ride and Andy took Drew on his first ride.  I think I was a little more cautious with Kayley than Andy was with Drew.  They came back soaked and Drew had a huge smile on his face.  The biggest disappointment for Drew was the go karts.  He was very disappointed when he realized he didn't get to drive.  He rode with Andy and acted bored as could be.  Matt and I were bored in our karts because we had to go slow (Andy and Drew's kart was MUCH slower than our single karts) so that Drew could win.  The sacrifices we make for our kids!  Kayley was not happy that she was too small to go. 

Our view from the deck

20th time or so on the roller coaster

Kayley the gymnast

Mini golf

Searching for lost balls (he found 2)

Drew's turn

Taking a quick break at the turn

Kayley's "ride" on a go kart.  She was not impressed.

Her first ice cream cone!

Drew's first ice cream cone

On our way home, we stopped in Cedar Falls so Andy and I could quickly relive our college days.  We ate lunch at Peppers and went to the bookstore for some UNI apparel.  Maybe its just me, but the college kids seem to be getting younger and younger!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys had a blast! LOVE the picture of the kiddos eating ice cream cones.

    Will be thinking about you guys on October 3. Hope all goes well!!!