So, Thursday afternoon, I called a family meeting and told the kids to pack one change of clothes and swim suits. They were excited and curious.
When we drove up to Great Wolf Lodge, there was a lot of screaming and excitement.
After a couple hours of swimming, we checked in to our room and unpacked our things. Then, we went out to dinner. We ended up eating at Five Guys. I have only eaten there a couple of times and it was YUMMY!! For me, the best part was having mushrooms on my burger. Everyone ate well, though. Everyone like their meals. Success!!
When CK and I got back in about half an hour, she'd even put V down to sleep in her pack and play.
In the morning, CK went out and brought us breakfast. We had to check out by 11, but could swim until 9 pm. This was our view as we left: I hadn't noticed the light fixture before.
After lunch, we took the kids to a very important place indeed:
At the temple, they have a "Walk About" book with pictures and information regarding the temple. We borrowed it and walked around, learning about the tiles, the spires, and the Angel Moroni. It was very interesting and the kids all loved it.
We took a vote and decided to go back to the water park before going home. At this point, we had already checked out and put everything in the car, so I left my camera in the glove box, thinking we wouldn't do anything new.
I was wrong. I really missed my little camera. I ended up taking Jarom to the Cub Club where he colored and painted. V was with me and looked so cute too. I would have loved pictures of it all. I also would have loved a couple more of the water park. K and I got to go down our favorite slide again together while CK had V. Then, K watched V and C watched A and J while CK and I tried another slide. It was fun.
After we changed and got dressed, it was about 8:00. We were all exhausted. We thought about eating at home, but the kids were ready. We stopped and ate a bunch of chicken nuggets. They were all so tired. These pictures are a little silly since I asked them to look tired and these are the poses I got.
All in all, it was a great trip. It was only about 32 hours and we packed it full, but we had so much fun. I think it is vacation that we will never forget. (It is also one that we are still recovering from...at least me!) I love my kids. I love that I have each of them in my life. I love how they get along so well with each other. I love that we got to spend this time away from daily life and just being together. I am so blessed.