We've decided to start setting aside money each month and save up for one family vacation every year. This year we decided to try Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor waterpark. Here are some pictures from our trip!
The boys' bunk beds
We arrived Thursday afternoon and immediately went to the waterpark. The kids loved being able to go swimming in winter!
Matt and I switched off on baby duty
Caleb and Carter pretending to be worker beavers
Austin smiling at me
Honestly, we were pretty underwhelmed by the waterpark. We live near a waterpark that we frequent during the summer and though Great Wolf Lodge had some fun rides, there were only 5 adult rides. The waterpark near our home is bigger and has a greater variety of rides. So we spent about 3 hours on Thursday at the waterpark and 2 hours on Friday morning. Fortunately the crowds didn't arrive until Friday afternoon so we never had to deal with lines; that would have tainted our opinion even more!
What made the trip totally worth it was MagiQuest. The boys had a blast with this! There were certain quests that we worked together to complete whether it was collecting a certain number of jewels or finding specific objects that were located on all 8 floors of the hotel. Between the waterpark and MagiQuest, we climbed A LOT of stairs!
The boys loved pointing the wand at stuff and seeing the objects light up or "talk."
Humongous Christmas tree
In the hotel room sporting his "Harry Potter" owwie that he got by falling off a chair as he was climbing down. This boy gets so many bumps and bruises on his forehead!
Making a magnet to remember our trip.
There was an arcade right outside the waterpark and we couldn't walk past it without Bryson disappearing inside.
Getting ready to leave on Saturday morning sporting our wolf ears. It was a lot colder as we left than when we first arrived!
We visited Clayton and Kara on our way home and did an outing at a water garden.
Then we walked around a botanical garden before making the drive back home.
Baby Austin did really well on the trip! Sometimes a young baby is easier because he slept a lot. We enjoyed the weekend getaway and spending time together as a family!