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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Nocatee Waterpark with the Froehlichs

This morning, I took Connor to the beach club to play in the ocean. He's had some time at the beach with the beach camp this last week, but it drove him a little crazy to be so close to the water and not be allowed to play in the waves. They do activities on the beach, but they don't go out in to the water. He's been putting quite a bit of pressure on us to play in the water with him, so I decided to take him this morning. We had a lot of fun getting wiped out by the waves and trying to hold hands and stay together as we got battered by the ocean. 

In the afternoon, we went to the Nocatee Waterpark and played with our buddies the Froehlichs. We rode the slides, relaxed on the lazy river, played "swamp lizard" (the kids wrestling with me), and Connor did the zipline. The Froehlichs are such a fun family for us to get together with because they have girls and boys and there are so many kids for Connor and Paige to play with. It's always like a big party when we're together with them. Steve and Sarah have their hands full, and we are always surprised how well they parent so many children and still manage to have conversations with us when we're around. 

When we were leaving, Connor said that he'd like to be in their family and Sarah said "Sure!". They have another on the way, probably in the next couple weeks, so we guess there's not much difference between 6 or 7 kids in the house. We decided to keep Connor though. We like our little family, but it is a lot of fun to get together with a big family too.

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