Sunday, November 24, 2013

Great Wolf Lodge

Since Thanksgiving fell so late this year, we decided to hit Great Wolf a week early.  Not only that, we went on a Wednesday and Thursday and pulled the kids out of school.  Best idea yet!  The place was completely deserted and we got a free room upgrade with a loft and a second bathroom!  The water park had maybe 50 people in it at it fullest, and the kids never had to wait in line.  They were able to go over and over again, which really took a toll on our legs having to go up those stairs for the big slides!  We saw a real progression of skills on the wave rider, since they actually could just get right back on.  Cameron, Gavin and Jeremy were all able to get up on their knees, and Gavin spent hours just doing that.  Seriously, hours!  Cameron still loves the tornado, especially once it got dark outside, and we even got Gavin to try it.  He was petrified, but we coaxed him to ride it 3 times total.  Mason loved the big green slide that 4 people could ride together, and we were bummed that it broke our second day there.  We also visited the Yankee Candle Village which is a hidden gem!  I had heard about Santa being there but it was so much more!  They had a clock tower that put on a little show and a ceiling with the constellations on it where it snowed on us!  Lots of cute little shops that I look forward to coming back to another time when everyone isn't starving and wanting to get to dinner.  Jeremy and I were reminiscing all the past times we've visited and remembered that the first time I was pregnant with Mason- crazy!  I'm so glad it has been such an awaited tradition for the boys.  This year we went by ourselves and although it is great to go with friends or family, having the kids play with each other only was priceless and I think they created some lasting bonds.  

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