Friday, March 16, 2012

“Great Wool Flodge”

We just went on THE BEST FAMILY VACATION EVER!!!! Mommy and daddy took us for two nights and three days to the Great Wolf Lodge (although Abby insists it’s called the “Great Wool Flodge”…)! It is an awesome “woodsy” themed hotel and indoor waterpark in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. We went swimming, on waterslides, played cool games in the hotel, went to the arcade, ate TONS of sugary snacks and took A LOT of naps! Mommy even got to sneak away one night for a massage! It was awesome, and although we can barely lift our heads off of our pillows today, we can’t wait to go back! Check out all the fun we had!

- Abby, Emily & Ben

The decorations in the hotel were all wolves, bears, log cabins, and other woodsy critters…

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We weren’t even in our hotel room 5 minutes before we were all dressed and ready to head down to the waterpark… Unfortunately, mommy made us pose for a few pictures first, and Ben was the only one that was happy about it… as usual! That boy NEVER stops smiling!

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And we were off! I don’t know who was more excited… the kids or the daddy!

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This is a map of what the waterpark looked like! It was SO awesome!

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Emily had NO trouble jumping right in!

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We took a ride down their lazy river…

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… and Emily spent most of the time towing Abby around the pool… That’s what little sisters are for, isn’t it????

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Ben LOVED the water too… but I think he might love mommy more!

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Emily couldn’t wait to get to the slides!

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There was a whole kid section that we could go down the slides all by ourselves, and we went on every single one of them!

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Can you believe even MOMMY went down the big slides with us!

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The big family slide was a TON of fun, but Emily got a bit too much water in the face…  She was VERY brave!

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When we weren’t in the pool, we got to go on a very cool “Story Explorers” adventure! In order to help the wolf in the story find his “howl”, we had to follow a map and find clues set up all throughout the hotel which we could activate with our special bracelet, and we would listen to a little story or watch a short cartoon that would lead us to the next spot. It took us the whole time we were there to finish it, but when we did, we got a cool book with our very own pictures in it showing our whole adventure!

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Apparently, Emily figured out how to howl…

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Here are a few of our favorite pages in our book:

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As if we hadn’t had enough fun already, we also got to spend an afternoon in the arcade too! We LOVED playing all the games, getting tickets, and picking out candy and toys as prizes! Even Ben enjoyed it!

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It wouldn’t be a vacation without a ton of vacation cereal to choose from, would it?!?!?!

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… and a few cupcakes for a late night snack never hurt anyone either!

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Our room was really cool, since we had our own “Kid Kamp” inside of it, which was our very own room with bunk beds!

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Abby kept on going and going from morning until night (which made daddy very happy), and Emily and Ben were so exhausted, that they kept wanting to nap (which made mommy very bored)…

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As you can see, we had this hanging on our door A LOT!!!

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Thanks again mommy & daddy for an AWESOME time! We had a blast, and can’t wait to do it again sometime! We’ll leave everyone with one last picture of our happy little man!

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