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Monday, June 30, 2014

Mom's Ice Chest Challenge (Schlitterbahn time!!)

It's that time of year again! Time for our annual staycation in San Antonio and New Braunfels. Boy did we earn it after this past year. Perrin failed the Staar test twice and had to go to two weeks of summer enrichment. At least he didn't have to take the test a third time. It's been a year but we are onto 6th grade. Wow! Growing up so fast. 

One of the best part about schlitterbahn is that they allow you to bring a cooler in for free!! On top of the free parking, it's obvious why this is one of our favorite parks. We like to bring a cooler because we don't let our kids during soda and this allows us to have vitamin water and Gatorade within arms reach. Also, the youngest is the pickiest eater I have ever met. I don't know how he is going to survive Kindergarten this year. Haha. It also saves a ton of time standing in massive lines when you are STARVING!! There is one fail proof thing I always pack in my cooler when we go to schlitterbahn: fruit kabobs. 

Super simple. Just take some wooden or bamboo skewers and thread on whatever fruit is your favorite. We use strawberries, pineapple, red and green grapes. Sometime we pack a little plain yogurt drizzled with local honey as a dipping sauce but they are great all on their own. Plus it gets the kids to eat tons  of fruit with a promise of a sword fight when their done!!! Kids can't wait!!

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