Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 2 at Great Wolf Lodge

Today was another great day at GWL! I could really get used to this type of vacation where everything you do is all in the resort! It is so easy, albeit expensive!

We started off by eating donuts and then getting the boys their wands for MagiQuest. If you haven't heard of it, look it up (the Internet is horribly slow here or else I'd hyperlink it for you). It's an awesome interactive game that even our 2 year old has loved doing!!!

After a bit, the bigger boys went to the pool whole I tried to get Aiden down for his nap....he seemed a little tired. He wasnt tires enough and refused to sleep, so I took him to the pool and we all swam and had a great time. Then, it was lunchtime and that's when the exhaustion hit poor Aiden. Brian got our foo and I took mine back to the room, fed Aiden quickly, gave Gave him bath (he had food ALL over him), and he was OUT!

Te boys returned from the pool and I helped get them dressed and then they were off again to make something at the Cub Club and then more MagiQuest. Brian took some pictures of the tie dye shirts that they made. Well, Colten didn't really help, but he'll have a short tomorrow.

When Aiden woke up, we all went to play mini golf. It was HOT outside!!! We found out afterwards that we had been misinformed and that we could have traded in our golf passes for more tokens. Figures, but the kids had fun and that's what matters.

Brian said it was the quickest game if mini golf he's ever seen. Our kids are more into playing fast than playing right. ;-)

Colten wanted his picture taken on this seat, but wanted Aiden next to him. But then, when Daddy sat next to him, he hid behind the bear and this is the picture we got. Colten is in the back; out of sight.

Then, Austin got his picture done.

And finally Colten decided to come out. Then he didn't want to get down! LOL

It was dinnertime, then back to the waterpark. I talked Colten into going to the little show they have and then story time before going to the room for bed. We were changing when Daddy came back with Austin. They dressed and then went back for more MagiQuest.

The littles were easy to get to sleep tonight! They are exhausted! I don't look forward to tomorrow afternoon when we have to leave, I see three very unhappy boys in our future!!! They love this place!!! And so do we!!!

It's been a good couple of days away with Brian. We all deserve it, but he does the most...and our kids deserved this bonding time with him. This afternoon, he offered to stay in the room with Aiden so I can be with the 2 others...I declined since this was about their time with him! I love him for offering, but that time is too important. Especially when we have just a handful of days left before he goes back.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Off On An Adventure

We took off today on an adventure and just told the kids it was going to be fun. They had no clue we were going to The Great Wolf Lodge. Even if they would have known, they didn't know that the GWL had an indoor water park and all kinds of other attractions! All they knew was that they got to watch movies on the way to "the fun place."

When we got there, Daddy checked us in while I waited with the boys while a guy made balloon creations for the kids. Austin got a wolf and Colten picked a helicopter.

Then we walked around to the elevators and showed Austin what we were here for! This was his reaction to what he saw through the windows. He was shocked! LOL

For our first time in the water, I didn't take any pictures. I just wanted to enjoy these moments with our kids. They had a blast! We definitely have 3 water-loving-kids! Even Aiden was splashing and having a blast!

Around 4:15, I got our room "keys" (which is really just a microchipped wrist band) and we headed to our room to show the boys their "den." They even have their own TV!

We got dressed and went to eat dinner. By that time, Aiden was exhausted and Colten was ALL over the place! I thought for sure that dinner would be a nightmare! I even commented while Aiden was crying, Austin was wandering off and Colten was bolting off, that we were probably the most dysfunctional family there! LOL. Probably not, but it sure felt like it!

Our server was AWESOME and the food was good. The boys like the wolf ears they got, Brian enjoyed his beer and I am glad they sell this:

You can even walk around with it through the resort! Someone sure does understand what it's like to take kids out in public!!!

Right now, 2 kids are out with a possibility of it being all 3. Austin went with Daddy to the waterpark at bedtime and I got the younger 2 to bed. Austins d Brian got back and it's been a little harder to get Austin to sleep. I think he's down now though! Tomorrow will be a full day of more water fun with other things mixed in.

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