Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Fun trip!

Well, we left Sunday and headed to Austin to ride the Steam Train...The North Pole Flyer. I thought it was going to mimic the Polar Express a little. So the boys wore their jammies and we boarded the train. I have to admit, it was a bit of a let down. It was very long and not so exciting. The upside--we saw Santa and he gave the boys a train whistle. Also, we rode with our good friends the Wuests and we always enjoy hanging out with them.

After our ride, we headed to Grapevine to stay at the Great Wolf Lodge. Since our Spring Break trip in March the boys have not stopped talking about that place. The best part was that they had no idea we were going. Cody and I packed and loaded the car the night before and they never knew. Sooooo, after the long drive we pulled into the lodge's parking lot. We asked the boys to look up from the movie screen and see where we were. Their eyes lit up and Colton put his hands over his mouth and goes "Great.......Wolf......Lodge. Yayyyyy! No wonder it was taking so long to get home. " Then Cooper chimed in "Are we gonna sleep here?" They were so excited and we were so happy we pulled off the surprise. It was priceless to see their excitement. The lodge was so beautifully decorated with large, glistening Christmas trees. It "snowed" 3 times a day in the lobby and Santa visited each day too. They also got their picture taken with Rudolph.  It a very festive atmosphere. Of course, the waterpark was awesome, the arcade was fun and the room was still a big hit for my boys.
We were even lucky enough to meet up with our good friends and neighbors the Doucets for dinner, ice cream and some fun at the waterpark. We ate at and shopped through Bass Pro Shop just down the road and also checked out the lights in Grapevine. It was a wonderful time! Colton kept telling us "Thank you for bringing us here." Luckily, Carter was a perfect baby and we were able to do all that we planned.

Then on our way out, we went to the ICE exhibit at the Gaylord Texan. You are given parkas so you can walk through the 9 degree temperature. Carter was double layered and then strapped to me in the front carrier and we stayed warm. He even fell asleep toward the end. The theme is "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". It was amazing!! Everything was made out of ice. Trust me, the boys had to feel almost all of them just to make sure it was in fact ice. They were super detailed and colorful. Cody ,Colton and Cooper even went down an ice slide. We were all were pretty impressed by the whole exhibit!
Anyway, we had a WONDERFUL trip and I got one of the things I love most....being away with my boys!!

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