Tuesday, December 21, 2010

If You Ever Surprise Me Again, Do This

...That's what Buddy told me in line on one of the waterslides at the Great Wolf Lodge when we were there a few weekends ago.

We found out about a huge discount, so we and our good friends jumped on the opportunity to go.  We surprised the kids on Sambo's birthday.  They had no idea where we were going until we pulled into the parking lot.  And it did not disappoint!  I had heard so many people tell me how great it was, but honestly, I actually think the experience exceeded my expectations.  The best part was that the hotel, restaurants, and water park are made for kids, so we never had to tell the kids "calm down," "be quiet," "stop jumping/climbing/making a mess."  The kids could be kids for a change!

 Sambo and his best friend, Connor

Buddy loves to swim, so he was in heaven, the entire time.  He has no fear, so he was really disappointed that he wasn't tall enough for the biggest slide.  He definitely didn't inherit his fearlessness from me!  Sambo also had a lot of fun and was pretty fearless too.  We swam for a few hours the first day we were there, and most of the day the second day.

The hotel had plenty of other activities for the kids.  They had a story time in the evening.  All the kids came in their pajamas and then giant ceiling fans blew bubbles around the hotel lobby, to make it look like it was snowing!

That evening was also Sambo's birthday, so we had a small party in our room and the kids hung out and watched some cartoons. 

The only thing that would have made it better was if Shauna, Jesse, and their kids were there!  (Next time!?)  Can't wait to do it again!


crazymamma said...

this looks like so much fun. I love seeing everyone...i am going to be honest..it is so hard for me to see all these pics at the same time..i feel so sad we are not in them..it is heart wrenching to tell you the truth.....the only thing better, i agree, would be us in them with you!

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