Okay so as you can see I go out on my fair share of "girls night outs" with several of my friends. I don't ever want to grow out of having fun! It's my break away from the kids and the sometimes mundane routine of things. The guys usually get their time away too with Basketball, Golf, Softball, and even Work! (Yes I said WORK! If I could go somewhere and have absolute quiet...or close to it...with the only interruptions coming from other adults or my stomach telling me it's time to take a break...THAT WOULD BE CALLED A VACATION!! I know it can also be very frustrating and tiring, I used to work full time while Phil was going to school and it was hard to leave the kids at home (you feel sad for a bit) and you have a whole new set of trials...but the upside is...you get to have adult conversations, wear cute clothes, and boss people around that actually get paid to listen to you!!! I know Phil loves the cute clothes bit:)
All joking aside, I know that I am really lucky to be able to stay home full time with my kids and I really wouldn't change it for the world...but it is still really nice to get a break once in a while...and to have an AWESOME husband who totally supports me and usually OFFERS to take the kids off my hands while I go have some fun!
Since one of my good friends Sandy is moving to Colorado in a few weeks, we decided that we should do something fun that we haven't done before. SO instead of a Girls Night Out...we did a Girls Day Out at the Sunsplash Water park in Tempe! Since her schedule was filling up so fast, we only had about a day's notice to let everyone know what we had planned. It worked out that only Sandy, Bettijo, and I could make it...but we were still so excited! I haven't been to a water park since I was in college! I think it was 7 peaks in Provo!
We all met at my house around 10 and drove out to Tempe together. The park opened at 11 and it was already 100+ degrees when we arrived! Here's our sweet shot as we were just getting there...
All of us have kids at home...so being somewhere with lots of kids around actually made us appreciate not having them around! We took full advantage of our freedom! We went from slide to slide without having to take a "potty" break or time for a nap! It was soo sweet!
Sandy purchased a waterproof camera so we thought we would take some sweet shots of us at the park...we seriously were having WAY to much fun!!! We ended up staying there until around 5 in the evening...and were all ready to go home and chill (literally) with our families! I'm so glad we went!
Me , Sandy, Bettijo
I love how CLEAR the water is!! Gross!!
P.S. Don't judge the photos too harshly...A. it was 118 during the hottest part of the day (hence the sweatiness) B. The underwater camera was NOT digital so it was old school...no retakes!! C. I just had a baby...so we'll pretend that's why I'm so curvy in my suit!!
The Lazy River...so relaxing!This was some freaky "A" ride that I personally passed on...I was the official photographer of this event! Bettijo and Sandy went down this steep hill and then they shot up the other side...looking like they would fly off the other end before slowing back down! They said it was fun...I say it didn't look like it:)