Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Great getaway

We had a wonderful weekend at Great Wolf Lodge. The boys were so excited and once we finally made it there(the trip took extra time because of bad traffic), the fun began.  

We spent Friday afternoon/evening getting new wands for MagiQuest and doing some of the dry activities around the hotel.

We ate in the hotel and made it to the story time that evening. Once we got back in the room, we paid too much to pay per view Wreck It Ralph. =)We saw it in the theaters and loved it so the boys were happy to watch it in their little cabin area.

Saturday morning we woke up and headed to the breakfast buffet. There was a wait and we heard there was space in the character breakfast so we did that instead. It was most exciting for Carter because he loves the characters but we all enjoyed it.
With Wiley the Wolf  and  Violet the Wolf

With Oliver the Raccoon

Oliver motioned to see Carter's Pooh Bear, Carter was willing. 

Then he got worried. He didn't cry but did hide his eyes. =)

Then we hit the water park.

We had so much fun! There is something for everyone and we did it all. Colton was eager and ready to hit the big water slides so him and Cody did that right away. Carter, Cooper and I played in the play scape area, lazy river and the toddler zone(Cooper was a good sport and went with Carter). Then we met up at the wave pool.

 After that we went to our rooms for lunch and a little nap. Once we were up, we headed back to the water. I did some of the big slides with Colton. So.much. fun! We relaxed and ate junk food dinner by the pool. Then we changed into our jammies and hit the Arcade. Everyone walks around in their pj's in the evenings--my kind of place.=)

On Sunday morning, we spent a little more time at the water park and then made a stop of the gift shop before we headed home. Once again, we love this place! My birthday boy was happy that he chose to go there instead of having a big party. Now Cooper wants to go there for his birthday. I tried to explain that time was  because Colton was in the double digits but we'll see.=)

We did have one big downer on our getaway. My poor dad barely slept Friday night. Something came on quick and he felt horrible. He went to the nearest clinic and found out that he had pneumonia pretty bad. They almost hospitalized him. The gave my mom strict orders to make him rest and for her to watch him closely. Luckily, he woke up a little better Sunday and is improving little by little since we got home. I was so sad for them. They were so excited to share in the fun of the weekend and basically they drove 6 hours just to sleep in a fun hotel.=(  I did get them to pose for this picture as we were leaving for proof that they were there. ;) Love them so! 

Just a little note for anyone planning to go:
The Lazer Frenzy was a joke. It was small and short, over and under game that cost $3 per person for about 30 seconds. We were disappointed because we were expecting more of a Lazer tag or a real maze. 


Hillary said...

Such a fun birthday get away! We can't wait to go back! I'm so sorry to hear about your Daddy. Hope he's back to his old self!


Kerry said...

That place looks amazing!! I just love the hotel rooms resembling little log cabins, such a great idea! The waterpark looks like a lot of fun too, no wonder the kids all enjoyed themselves!! Great family Pic and I hope your dad is 100% better in no time at all xo