Summer began this year with a surprise trip to Great Wolf Lodge. We had a wonderful time and I’m sure we will visit again. It doesn’t seem to be that big of a water park but there is something for everyone.
I love this photo for obvious reasons but, trust me, he did not get hit in the face. Otherwise he would not look like this…
For those of you that aren’t familiar with this site this is the 1,000 gallon bucket that dumps every so often. There is a bell that dings a few times before it goes. There are two types of people…those that run TO it (Zoe and Greg), and those that run FROM it (the boys and I). Abigail is somewhere in between as she just goes with whichever type has her. Greg heard the bell and ran over with Abigail in his arms. After the dump she gave a shutter and said “wooo” and that was it. He came back with a soaking wet girl that look just like this, just a little more wet. The next time he took her she heard the bell looked up at the bucket then lowered her head with a sigh and took what was coming.
I have so many favorite pictures it was hard to choose. So I’m going to show you a bunch. Why not?
Ooooo. The hot tub. This is where the boys first got comfortable in the water. That was fine with me. It was my favorite place.
In the evening the Great Wold Lodge has a story time. Zoe just HAD to go so in their jammies the kids went down to the story. They open with this song about not being afraid if you get lost in the woods. Just trust mother nature. hmmm…OK. Sure “mother nature” will just eat you. Anyway. Greg and I laughed and rolled our eyes (well I did at least) when the song started and had a chat with the kids afterward. But they got to have their picture taken with Oliver the raccoon. Zeke was a bit giddy. He couldn’t stop laughing. Our Oliver, on the other had looked like this
He almost went up to him but at soon as the raccoon opened his arms to welcome him Oliver jumped back. I don’t think he is into trusting mother nature do you? Or at least a giant raccoon.
The final pose. Isn’t she cute!