Thursday, May 31, 2012

Swimming in Steinbach

Long weekend in May is usually the first weekend folks go camping and break out the bonfires... ya know, summer stuff. But most years, it's ANYTHING but summer weather! So this year we decided to take a little mini vacation and head to Steinbach for a quick stay in a hotel with a pool/water slide. 

We arrived at the hotel, hurriedly changed into swimsuits and then practically RAN to the pool area! :) After two little toes were dipped in the pool the decision was made that the hot tub would be a good first stop instead!

The girls have been on their fair share of water slides but this one was by far the "twirliest" in the shortest amount of distance... which equals going faster than they were used to!

But as you can guess... it was a hit!

And it was no surprise that Larren, our daring "like daddy like daughter" girl, was the one who just couldn't get enough of it!

Alia was content to don her swimmies and do olympic laps around the pool!

With the occasional high "jump" for good measure!

Caidrie... well, she tried her hardest... she really did.

Her and Daddy gave it a good go...

... but when it came down to it, this is where she'd rather be.

Hanging out at the edge of the pool with Mommy!

Since it was Alia's birthday week she got to choose where to have supper that night. We passed Bumpers on the way to our hotel and  Alia knew EXACTLY where she wanted to go! The place with the red roof and all the flags! :) 

(This picture is for you Uncle Josh!!)

It's an order-then-go-pick-it-up-at-the-window kinda place, and although the atmosphere was fun... sadly it's probably not a place we'd go back to. (Which considering I've only been to Steinbach 3 times in 6 years... shouldn't be a problem!)

While our supper was being picked up and "delivered" Caidrie and I had a little heart to heart... with the camera! 

When asked to smile this is the response I get nowadays. Consider yourself warned... perfectly posed smiling pictures are a thing of the past!

Or the ever classic, "How's your hot dog, Alia?" response.

The up side of this hang out was all the cool old vehicles in the parking lot. There was at least one happy person in our clan about that little tid bit! (And I sure didn't mind either!)

Instead of "Where's Waldo?"... let's play "Where's Jonathan!?"

We met up with some of our good friends, Aaron and Charm, at the pool again after supper... then onto the "adventure" of putting three kids down for bedtime in one hotel room! 

The next morning we had the continental breakfast in our room...

... with some camera/mirror goofiness...

... and then it was time to hit the pool one last time!

Alia had seen some pennies at the bottom of the pool the night before, so this time she was REALLY prepared!

Her goggles worked great... she was say "Go find one Daddy!"... 

... and then got paid handsomely for doing so!! :)

We thought maybe Caidrie would be willing to give the pool another shot... but as you can see, uhhh, not so much!

She preferred two stepping with Mommy instead. (Did I mention that we pretty much had the pool to ourselves the whole time?! It was wonderful! Thus the reason Mommy could two step in her bathing suit without a care in the world!!)

And what would a trip be without stopping to take a picture of a "dream house?!" (My fantastic husband is so obliging! He even did a U-turn, with a trailer, for this one!)

So yeah... it was a great trip!! We came home with some lovely memories... and a four wheeler. Come on... you didn't think Jon would come home empty handed from such an excursion did you??! :)

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