Thursday, September 10, 2009

Water Park Capitol of the World

This past weekend we got to go on a little family vacation to the water park capitol of the world. Perfect timing since Matt is going back to school next week, it gave us some good quality bonding time. Anyway, our friends call us up and say "Hey, you guys want to go to WI Dells over Labor Day?"and we were like "Oh, we don't know, let us think about it. Umm, YEAH!" They have a timeshare and things get messed up and somehow they got double booked. So not only do we get to go away for 4 days but it was basically FREE! And not only was it a little hotel room all to ourselves, we walked into a complete decked out 1 room condo complete with full kitchen, dining room, living room, separate bedroom and a bathroom that was larger than our house. (Ok, not really but it was huge... like a woman's dream bathroom.) What made it even better was we were able to bring food to cook there so we saved even more money that way.

So after we got there and I unpacked all of our stuff (does anyone else unpack when they stay somewhere? I feel more at home or something when I do that...and it's just fun) we got our suits on and hit the water. With our passes we had access to like 4 indoor and 4 outdoor parks so that's basically where we stayed the rest of the vacation. The kids LOVED it, especially Alexa. And I'm not going to lie, Matt and I had so much fun I dare say more fun? It did not take Alexa long to just jump in and go. I wasn't sure if she would or I would want her going down the big slides but after about 10 minutes of day one she was flying down them all by herself. I had so much fun just watching her literally scream for hours from pure joy! Braden spent quite a bit of time getting wet too. I think his favorite part was sitting on my lap floating down the lazy river waving to everyone. He made more friends in 4 days then I have my entire life, I guess that's what big blue eyes and chubby checks can do, huh? Anyway, the weekend was perfect. We had fun just relaxing and hanging out and not thinking about anything else. The best part? Our children were angels! The entire time! We still can't believe it. Just kidding....kinda. :)

I actually didn't get too many pictures from the weekend because: a) I didn't want to get my camera wet or taken, and b) I was just having too much fun. Here are a few I did get.

Not only did we have all the water parks but they had a HUGE indoor dry climby play thing. It was so much fun and it was nice to take a little break from water like once a day and play there instead.

And when you think you couldn't possibly have anymore fun in one day, you get back to your room and play some the shower. :)


Bethany said...

That place looks incredible. I really want to go up there. Now I'm thinking I really need to talk Doug into it. Although I'm not sure either of us is ready to give up our trip to Fl. :)
The pictures you got are great. I love the kids playing in the shower. Alexa in her flip flops is so cute.
I love reading your blog and seeing how much you love your kids. Some days when I'm just burnt out and done being mommy I get a new wind from reading your posts. You are such a blessing to this stranger.

He & Me + 3 said...

I have heard so much about that place. We wanted to go a few years ago and just never made it there. One of these days. Cute pictures. I love the last one. Too cute. They look thrilled to be there...having a blast!

Carma Sez said...

You can't beat a free getaway! Looked like you all had a blast. (Thank you also for your kind words on my "bully" posts :-)

Gramma said...

It looks SO much fun!!! Glad you had the chance to get away before Matt had to start school!!
That last picture reminds me of the line from a song from The Newsboys...
"Whereever we go, that's where the party's at!!"
That sure does define life for your two precious babies!!! haha

Jen said...

What a great way to end the summer. So glad you all had a good time.

Ashley said...

The kids look like they had way too much fun in the shower, lol! Silly kids :) Lil B's haircut looks awesome Laura, Shari did a great job. Glad you guys had a good time and got to enjoy each other. :)

Mrs. B said...

HOW FUN! i seriously love the joy that babies can find in the most simple things. so glad you all got to get out of town, enjoy each other and have some family fun!

PotterMama said...

That place look's awesome! Im actually going to look into going there! Your family is so beautiful!

Amanda said...

Wow!! Looks like you rocked that whole place!! Can I just tell you again how impressed I am with your packing skills??


rachel said...

sounds like an awesome vacation!

i always unpack on vacation, too!

it sounds like Alexa is a really brave little girl!

finally, if your kids keep acting like angels, you guys will most definitely be on to baby #3. that's how they suck you in! haha!