Each morning we started our day with breakfast from Dunkin Donuts (onsite) and then hit up the waterpark. If you get down to the water right when they open you can usually ride everything you want to ride multiple times without a wait at all! The same holds true for later in the day as well.
Ace didn't really get in the water this year except to have his picture made, but we still had to put on his bathing suits each morning because he was just "so adorable" in them according to Lydia!
Since Mickey's main project is in NC near the watermark he was able to come up one evening and enjoy the water with us. We had to pay extra to get him a day pass, but it was totally worth it. The girls and I loved having him there, and he even convinced Mackaylan to ride the Howlin' Tornado!
Lydia loved the slides this year! She constantly wanted to ride "the green tube" and the "racing tubes!" Next year she will probably be tall enough to do them all so that will be fun. She is definitely our little thrill-seeker! :)
I am so very thankful for the past few years that my mom has joined this excursion to help me out with the little ones. This year she had it made with Ace, but next year there may not be very much sitting by the pool relaxing because he will be all into the fun!
There is plenty to do onsite that you really never have to leave once you get there. However, shopping is my hobby so you know we have to hit up the outlet mall nearby- ha! It is also tradition to ride the carousel in the Food Court so Lydia was not going to let that opportunity pass her by.
It was also good practice for Ace as we prepare for our upcoming trip to Disney! I'm not sure if he liked it our not. He just sat with this look on his face the entire time! LOL
Each night there is a story time around 8:00 and then the little ones can meet a character and have their picture made. This was right up Lydia's alley. Of course, Ace and I enjoyed it too!
When we go to Chick-fil-a or Chuck E Cheese Lydia is always the kid that will not leave the mascot alone. She will stalk them out and follow them around like crazy. Isn't it funny how some kids have such fear of these characters and others do not? I always find that intriguing. Anyway, with that being said, she absolutely LOVED meeting any character she could during our trip and having her picture made.
On the last day before we headed home, Eli and Mackaylan played a bit of MagicQuest, the girls and I enjoyed a few slides together, Mackaylan raced the boys and Tia on the racing mats (one of her faves!), and Lydia and Granny finally endured the line to get her face painted!
It was definitely a perfect start to #oshieldssummer2015!