So this is a little overdue, but here we go! We took our third annual trip with the youth group to Wild Waves this past Wednesdsay. This was quite the endeavor this year, since we have a little baby.....so we took Cayden up to grandma's (both of them!) on Tuesday, and she stayed the night in Salem with Bryan's parents and then stayed there on Wednesday while we were up in Washington. It was kind of a bummer because we did not get to capitalize on any extra sleep on our first night without the baby because we had to get up at 5:00 a.m. in order to get to the park at a decent time. After 4 long hours of driving, we made it to Wild Waves under suspiciously cloudy skies and we rode roller coasters, ate lunch, then rode all the waterslides! The kids had a great time, and so did we...even if the weather was a little cold for my liking (I spent a lot of time in the hot tub telling myself not to think about all the grubby kids in there with me). This is our newest addition to the youth group - Han Mei. In the above photo, he is attempting to do a flip off of the cliff (which is not allowed). It was pretty funny because he was breaking all the rules in the pool (the poor kid didn't understand) and all the lifeguards kept tweeting at him and saying "Hey buddy, get out of the way!" and stuff, but he had no idea what they were saying because he has yet to learn English. Pretty funny.
I challenged the kids to make funny pictures for me while jumping off the cliff. Andy won.
This slide was pretty crazy. It shoots you out super fast. Here is Youngi and the sisters, Loren and Sophia Na. They were in the water the whole time!
And here's Lisa, Lois, Joe and our newest whitie, Austin.