Monday, December 5, 2016

Capetown 2016 - Sunday!

It's Sunday - our final day in Capetown! This vacation was longer than most for us - we usually do about 4-5 days, but this was a full seven days! We had a great, relaxing, last day here on the Cape!

Headed out to the 10am church service! (I love how my Spark bottle makes an appearance in all my pictures! ;)

We worshiped at Hillsong Capetown!

It was a little like walking into the Wonderland Arcade! (just kidding). It was definitely different though - first time I've parked in a parking garage to go to church! It was very efficiently run though to get a massive number of people in and out to worship Jesus! The kids were excited to get to go to a kids' class. After it was over, Cason kept saying, "Only a one hour church?!" A little different from church in the bush...

The worship was awesome, and they broadcast a sermon from the pastor of Hillsong Australia. I might have felt kinda like I was listening to Nigil the bird on Finding Nemo preach a sermon... ;)

After church, we headed to Mugg & Bean! (I hate that I have no makeup on in any of my pics, thanks to Lasik!)

Chocolate chip pancakes = happiness!

And a Caribbean coconut mocha!

Enjoying our last meal out for awhile!

After lunch, we did a quick photo shoot on the beach and around the hotel!

We hung out at the pool - the sun was hot but it was only about 75 degrees!

A little cold for Cason!

Blu and the kids did some kite flying on the beach! Caedmon did great - Cason's kite flew away...

Meawnhile, Dad got spoiled at the spa!

So did we!

We enjoyed our last sunset on the beach with some more "jumping" pics!

Even Dad got in on the action with his Karate Kid pose!

I couldn't miss the last sunset but can't get sand in my eyes because of Lasik!

Poor Cambree was inside a little miserable with impetigo on her legs and an infection on her toe! (What is it with my kids and toe infections on vacations?!! Maybe they're not used to wearing shoes...)

And that's a wrap! The sun has set on our 2016 vacations! Next trip = August 2017!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Capetown 2016 - Saturday!

Saturday in Capetown was what I call our "Kids Fun Day!" The kids are all asleep and worn out, and I am up blogging with a headache! It was a fun but exhausting day and one that I know they will remember forever!

Amusement park days are my favorite days!

Ready for some fun!

The 32 seconds of the day they WEREN'T arguing...

Time for some rollercoasters!

We started with the big boat!

Bumper cars!

Too tough for pictures...

The carousel!

These two rode the spinner ride together..because we don't do things that spin...

The Cobra is the biggest roller coaster there!

Ready to ride! (This was our longest wait...right at an hour. An amusement park in Africa is interesting...not bad, but definitely not the most efficiently run!)

Here we go! (This ride did me in - it was ROUGH!)

And this has been me on vacation! Time for more eye drops!

Riding the Bushwhacker Rollercoaster with Mom! (It might have been a kiddie coaster...don't judge...)

Spiderman, Hello Kitty, and a Cheetah!

I love the Arcade games!

Go Grandpa Go!

Mom tried the Ring Toss, but only Blu came away with a victory, winning a stuffed caterpillar!

A free ice skating rink - our kids lasted all of 3 minutes! ,br>

A fun obstacle course for the Tidwell kids! Caedmon won!

We were a little bit tired...

Time for the zip line! Wait a minute...is that duct tape??

Caedmon made it all the way through the zip line preparations before he backed out!

Yep, he's done! (Arcade games where his feet stay on the ground are more his style!)

Cambree ready to go!

Cason more than ready!

Fun!

When we were all exhausted, we headed across the street to the huge Canal Walk mall! It was a little bit overwhelming!

They have an Ice Adventure going on with 45 minute ice sliding sessions - the kids LOVED it!

Look what we found! Time for some Christmas shopping for the New Day kids!

Wow...

Supper break!

Last stop of the day - Wonderland Arcade in the mall! It was LOUD and CHAOTIC and the kids loved every second!

Dad's still got skills!

And...I think we're done. :)