Saturday, April 14, 2012

Great Wolf Lodge Adventure!

This weekend, we had the awesome opportunity to visit the Great Wolf Lodge with my sister and fam (for free!). For our little swimmer, we figured this place would be equavalent to a trip to Disneyland. We were wrong...and right.

There were about four rides that Alexander could ride, due to his height. Since there were only six rides total, it wasn't exactly Disneyland but it was enough to keep the little man entertained. His all-time favorite activity was the wave pool, though. Picture HUGE waves that he could swim through, along with about 100 people surrounding him and he loved every minute. His version of happiness is my version of hell on earth. Water. Huge waves. My small child under the water. Sigh. I know I was the hovery mom but dang, water freaks me out. It was more fun when Eric and I could throw the boy back and forth between us but Eric scrapped his foot on the pool and his gaping wound kept him on the sidelines for most of the adventure.

After five hours of playing in the water, we headed back to the room to warm up and rest.
Yes, five hours. You read that right.

Alexander played on the iPad while he warmed up. I am going to admit right now that I didn't take many pictures. In my mind, a camera and a water park didn't go together.

And really, who looks good after a full day in a water park?

Eventually, we ended up at dinner and afterwards, our little man joined his cousin's magic wand quest. Again, no picture of him and his wand. I kinda sucked at photos. The GWL has a fun game for the kids, where they took the wands and completed quest tasks. It reminded me a lot of Eric and Patrick playing Kim Impossible at Epcot.

Minus the booze.

At the end of the night, the parents were on iPads and phones. The kids were playing the magic quest game (yes, Lorelli was in charge of Alexander without our direct supervision for several hours this weekend. Be proud of us.). And right before bed, I snapped one of three photos that I took all weekend!

Thanks Auntie Kimmie, Uncle RJ and Lorelli for the super fun time!

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