As mentioned in last week's post, we ventured out on our 1st Family Vacation this past weekend. We went to Timber Ridge Waterpark at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva. It was a great place to go for our 1st night away since it wasn't too far of a drive. All the rooms at the waterpark are suites and have a full kitchen. Brad & I both were reminded of our college apartments when we saw the layout of the kitchen. It was a nice perk to have a fridge & freezer for Eloise's food and some treats for Mom & Dad. The Waterpark isn't huge but it's great for a weekend stay. They have something for all ages - small slides, big slides, splash pool, water fall, indoor & outdoor pools, and a Lazy river. Eloise perferred the lazy river over the pools for obvious reasons - warmer water and calmer. She was a little freaked out by the pools at first but eventually warmed up to the idea of playing in the water. Thanks to Dad for willing to continually dunk himself underwater to make her laugh!
We have put this off long enough but we finally broke down spent a surprisingly large amount of $$ on baby gates for the house. With two large staircases going up to our 2nd floor, we had a lot of area to cover. It's funny how our house continues to transform every month, week, or day to adjust to Eloise's next milestone. She is on the verge of walking as she now she can stand on her own. She has really perfected her squats as she will go from sitting to squatting to standing unassisted back to squatting. The best part is that she does this in the middle of the room with nothing to hold on to. Her cute baby rolls are starting to disappear before my eyes. What can I say - the girl already knows the value of a good squat!
Have you ever seen those Japanese Waving Lucky cats? Eloise has learned how to wave good bye and say "Bye-Bye." The way she moves her little hand reminds of these cats and you can't help but laugh when you see her do it.