Monday, August 24, 2015

Fuquay-Varina Splash Pad

I have always been a little sad not to have a splash park closer to us in Charlotte or here in Holly Springs.  We were very excited to learn that the neighboring town of Fuquay-Varina was putting in a splash pad this summer and couldn't wait to try it out.  With this only about a 10 minute drive from our house, we will take it!  And it's free!  After a nice day spent with daddy on Friday (we love when he stays home from work to spend a day with us), we picked Evan up from school and headed to the splash pad for some fun.

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A rainbow arch greets us at the entrance.  I love all the brightly colored accessories. 

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Running through the spray. 

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Brody was fascinated by this little train crossing sign.  He didn't realize it was the control button for turning the water on and off to the park.   

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Waiting to get a big bucket of water dumped on their heads. 

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The spills weren't always very big because it would only dump some of the water at a time and not the whole thing.  We like the ones at the beach that dump gallons of water out all at once.  Ha! 

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Brody wanted to stand under this tall pelican and let it spill water on him, but lots of big kids were crowding it.  

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Of course, my boys' favorite part was the water shooters. 

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Even Mattox enjoyed playing in the water.  There was just enough water and shade in this spot for him. 

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So cute in his little sun hat. 

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Evan shooting little brother. 

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Brody got on the other gun and shot back. 

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Mattox and Mommy having fun getting sprayed. 

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He didn't mind the water as much with his hat on and loves being held up in the air. 

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That face says it all. 

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Too too cute! 

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Mommy and her boys cooling off on a hot August day. 

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Waiting for a big spill. 

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Making Daddy get in on the fun. 

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Evan can't wait to get dumped on. 

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There it comes. 

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Brody would run and turn the shooter/sprayer all the way around shooting everyone in his path. 

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Silly boy! 

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Karate kicking the water.  I think he learned these moves from his big brother.  

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One final shot of me and my rainbow under the rainbow.  

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After the kids had their fill of the splash pad, they wanted to hit the pool so we picked up some Chick-fil-a for dinner and spent the evening at the pool.  What a great way to spend one of the last evenings of summer!


  1. The boys seem really good at working all the different equipment. Glad you all had fun. :)

  2. Yay for having a splash pad close by. Even though I grew up in Tucson I had never been to one until I had my kids. I really don't think they existed until recently. But now I can't even imagine life without a splash pad.

    The pictures of Mattox are adorable, as always. He is a really water loving baby.

  3. That splash pad looks awesome! Our splash pad days seem so far away - even though school only started last week. ha! Glad ya'll have one close to you.

  4. Oh Sherry -- these pictures are great and that sounds like a really good day! My kids have just recently gotten into going to the splash pad, although I haven't had a chance to take them this summer. They mostly go with Dave's parents.

    And Sam and Rachel like doing ninja moves at the water but hate getting dumped on by the bucket. They just like watching the other kids get dumped on!

  5. And I LOVE your new header. It's beautiful!


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