We actually had our own little celebration last weekend when the three of us spent Sunday and Monday at Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky. Yikealo doesn't need more "stuff", so we thought it would be a great opportunity to spend some quality time together with him. He LOVES to play in the water, so we figured a water park was a good choice of venues. We had told him about it several weeks ago, and he was looking so forward to our time at "Big Fat Wolf" as he called it! We did have a fabulous time, although I will say there's nothing like constantly chasing around a VERY active, VERY fearless, FULL of energy little boy for two days to make you feel OLD!! Climbing over and over to the very top of the building to ride the big slides was definitely more tiring for the parents than for the boy, (pant, pant, pant, gasp, gasp) although it was definitely worth it to hear his squeals of delight while flying around corners in the double tube on the way back down!
And finally, a couple of Yikealo quotes from the last week:
- "Mom, this crayon needs a haircut!" (handing me a crayon that needed some paper torn from the end.)
- (while brandishing a foam sword at me) "I am a bad guy, for heaven's sake! Give me your computer and all of your money!"
- the "lyrics" to a lovely new song that he sang for David and me: "You are my lunchbox, and you are a cookie. If I eat you, then you will be in my stomach. If you are in my stomach, then your dreams will not come true!" (Isn't that truly beautiful? Now imagine it being sung to an extremely random, meandering "tune.")
- I happened to be....ummm....a bit cranky yesterday morning. Yikealo stage whispered in David's ear, "Don't talk to Mama right now. She is getting very nervous, and she might start to yell at you." Nothing like having your bad attitude called out by the little one!