We went to Great Wolf Lodge!
So many people we know and many students have gone, but we hadn't experienced it yet. Partly because Colson was a bit young, partly because it was expensive for a weekend stay and partly because we are busy doing many other things.
But we took advantage of a middle of the week day off from school (semester break) and booked a night, totally surprising the boys. We packed everything Sunday night, went to school on Monday morning like usual and then took them out of school at noon. They had no idea. On the trip down, they asked us where we were going but we wouldn't tell them. They tried to guess, but didn't even come close.
When they finally figured it out (as we were pulling into Great Wolf Lodge) they got excited! The hotel is beautiful in a rustic kind of way. It's kid friendly and the boys fell in love with the bunk beds in the room! That was the biggest hit!
The water park was pretty awesome, too! It was large, with a lot of areas to play in.
Colson started off on the little slide and was very independent in this area!
There was an area that kids could cross the water holding on to the ropes and stepping on the floating lilypads and animals. This was easy for Cannon!
We all loved the water slides. We went on one over and over as a family, where we could all fit in one large tube. Colson was very nervous about this at first and was whimpering with fear. But as soon as we went down, the smile arrived and he smiled the entire way down. Then he asked to do it again!
There was a large arcade there and boys loved this, too. It was fun to see which games they enjoyed and which ones were passed over. Some games you could earn tickets. We earned enough for a large size deck of cards and some candy.
The boys in front of the humongous fireplace.
A quick picture with one of the critters.
Storytime before bed in the great hall. There was a 'show' by the clock tower and then an employee read a story.