The night before we left we found out that Nana Yaw’s mom had never let him go swimming….ever! Apparently in Ghana there have been quite a few people who have drowned in the river that runs through the country….so water carries a negative connotation there. So, Nana Yaw had never been in a pool, let alone down a waterslide! So, for our first day at the waterpark we had him start off on one of the mini body slides. He smiled all the way up the stairs….and once he was down the slide he had the biggest smile on his face that I had ever seen. It was pretty neat being with him during his first experience in the water! After that he and Jake and Coach Julian went down every single slide about a million times. JJ, Jayla and Nyla LOVED the water, especially the wave pool and mini slides. I couldn’t believe how fascinated Jayla was with the water….she was not scared of it at all! She splashed and splashed and splashed and giggled the entire time! Here are some pictures of our getaway:
Hangin in the kiddie pool
Here I come Yaw!
Here's Yaw waiting in line to go down his first waterslide. Of course I took a picture as he went down but it didn't turn out!