"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Friday, December 10, 2010

Great Wolf Lodge= Awesomeness!!

The weekend after Thanksgiving we planned a little stay cation family get-a-way and decided to head to Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine for the first time. Our lives have been so crazy and busy it gave us something to look forward to knowing that our kiddos were in for a real treat. :) We planned to head out Sunday morning and for Andrew to take that day off, but the Lord had different plans. The guy Andrew had asked to preach for him called us on Saturday afternoon and was sick. SO, my amazing Hubby decided rather than lay the day on someone else, we would just go to church and leave a little later. It is a great feeling to love your church and the people in it so much that it is not a big deal at all to go on your "day off". LOVE that! AND Andrew preached an awesome sermon about heaven that touched many people that morning.

So, the minute we got into our room at the Great Wolf Lodge we put on our bathing suits to go and play! The kids were so excited about this 'secret trip'. (We didn't tell them where we were going b/c we thought it would be too hard for their little minds to grasp the concept of an indoor water park.:) We are so thankful that the Lord provided in such a way so that we could have this time together.

85 degrees is my kind of weather at the end of November! It is amazing how they keep the water park at that temp all year long!

This boy was in heaven! He just made (and I mean we almost had to beg the sweet old lady) the 42 inch mark so that he could ride some of the bigger tube rides.

Everything in the park was so great for each of our kiddos. Even down to the fact that there was NO ONE there the entire time we were! It was so awesome to have pretty much everything to ourselves and no waiting in line. We loved every minute (except the issue with getting our two year old to sleep both nights. Could have done without that.;)

LOVE this sweetheart! She went down a few slides, but mainly liked to just sit with Mommy and watch her big bro and sis go crazy. She loves bath time, but she's not really a pool girl yet. :)

Both of these boys had such a blast! I still can't believe that A-Town is riding 'big kid' stuff!

Sweet Audrey - LOVE this child! It is such a joy as a parent to watch your children have so much fun!

The 1st night after we went out to get some yummy Mexican food we got the kiddos in their pj's for a fun story time provided by the hotel.

Our family of 5. :)

Every time we passed this bear Austin would jump on it and say, "Mommy, take a picture of me!" Too cute!

Ains having fun in the wave pool.

Daddy and Austin on one of the tube slide rides they did a million times. (Mommy even joined Austin several times. :)

On your mark, get set, GO! Always a competition with these two. :) LOVE watching their sweet friendship grow and grow. Don't know what they would do without each other!

LOVE this pic!

Can't say enough great things about this trip. It was just what we all needed and we will definitely be going back next year!