Sunday, May 1, 2011
This year for our vacation we decided to take the kids to Great Wolf Lodge and to Lego land. We also decided not to tell them where we were going. We thought it would make a great surprise! The first nite we had dinner with some friends from Wylie, which was bitter sweet since he was leaving for boot camp the next day, but it was great to catch up and see how their kids have grown. Easter Sunday, we went to our old church and enjoyed lunch with some more dear friends from Wylie. It was so awesome to spend another holiday with this amazing couple who has kept in touch with us. Then it was off to Great Wolf. The kids could hardly stand the suspense by now! We pulled in the parking lot and they were ecstatic. It was great seeing their faces and hearing their squeals of excitement! We couldn't get checked in fast enough. They upgraded our room since our reserved room wasn't available and believe me it was sooo awesome. The kids had a secluded bunk bed room that looked like a mini log cabin. And the rest of the room was quite cozy as well. We finally headed down to the pool area and were so overwhelmed by it we didn't know where to start! The big boys headed for the slides and Kami, Keagan and I headed for the kiddie area. It was nice they had a designated kiddie area and even a toddler area. Keagan enjoyed the water for a while but then he was ready for a nap. We had to practically drag the older two out. That evening we decided to do the magi quest. It is a magical scavenger hunt with clues on all 8 floors. It was really fun but exhausting! Kaleb and Kami really enjoyed it! We finally convinced them to go to bed so we could get up and do it all again. After a quick breakfast, we were in the water again. Keagan and I went shopping in the gift shop and found some neat stuff. After that, the kids wanted to finish their scavenger hunt. We finally left to go check into our next hotel for the last portion of our surprise trip. We were able to eat dinner with some more friends at the Rain Forest Cafe. We loved being able to see so many friends on one trip!
The next day was just as exciting! We took the kids to Lego land in the Grapevine Mills Mall. We played there for hours. They had a factory setting to show you how legos are made, rides and a movie. They also had a play area and an area to build lego race cars. Kaleb LOVED it! We of course had to buy some lego kits on the way out in the big lego store. Even Keagan got some duplo blocks! That evening we went to see Rio at the movie theatre. We really enjoyed it and were able to eat dinner during the movie, which was awesome! We are excited to get a movie similar to that here in Lubbock soon too. Finally, it was time to head home the next day, but not before stopping in Abilene to see one of my best friends. We had dinner with her and one of her boys and finally made it home in time to sleep in our own beds. Awww....it was a great trip and would highly recommend all of these neat places to families looking for something fun to do this summer!