What can I say in my defense? Summer happened. There’s a lot going on and I haven’t even had time for mindless browsing, let alone blogging. I have, however, taken a billion pictures of our adventures so I’ve got a lot to post and write about – you just wait!
A couple of weeks ago, we decided to go to Vembu-Tembumaa – it’s an amusement park (about a 25km drive from Tallinn) with pools and water slides, tons of trampolines (air pads), bumper cars, carousels, an arcade room etc. They also have grills and firewood so we brought our own food and had a little picnic. The weather sort of failed us a bit – it was sunny when we got there but started raining almost immediately when we parked our butts in the picnic area. We didn’t mind, especially the little ladies, who ran and jumped around splashing in the puddles. We got there in the afternoon so we didn’t have much time to fully take advantage of what the park offers – everything they have is included in the ticket price (15€ for anyone who’s taller than a meter) and even though it is a tiny bit pricy (my only critique would be the water temperature in the pools, they were definitely not heated as promised on their website – I suppose it doesn’t matter now that the weather’s been warm for the past couple of weeks), it’s a lovely place to spend an entire day with your family. We had tons of fun 🙂
They have little carts you can grab at the entrance and put all your
stuff kids in. Also bring boys to drag the carts around so you don’t have to do the heavy work!
We invited my baby sister along, too. We all agree that she’s awesome, well behaved and just a wonderful little person. She was thrilled to join us – who doesn’t like a decent adventure in great company?
Mia sat in her cart like the true little boss she is. 🙂
Our picnic-table – we grilled chicken and sausages, made a lovely salad (post with barbecue recipes coming up real soon!) and the people who don’t own a driving license (also known as auntie T and myself) got to enjoy a few soft drinks.
The little lady always brings her books anywhere she goes – she’s still quite the little bookworm and really enjoys pointing at pictures and learning new words. Mommy’s proud and it looks like daddy isn’t too unhappy either!
See the water slides in the background? Me and T squealed like little girls when we came down the first (littlest) one. We were so sure we were too old for water slides and T even asked if she could go back down the stairs when we got up, but we ended up going again! I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that there aren’t any pictures of us coming down. That could not have been a pretty sight. 😀
I’m not going to sugarcoat it – the water was cold. We didn’t mind, though and splashed around for quite a while, until the little one’s lips started turning blue’ish… She laughed and giggled like crazy and had so much fun
swimming being dragged around in the water. How cute is the picture with her and her little auntie S? Adorable!
It was 7 p.m. and the park was closed. Time to pack all our stuff and head home, hoping to return someday soon!