Monday, January 26, 2015

Trip to the Dells!

I have been trying to catch up to this weekend for awhile since I have a lot of pictures from it.  The week after our "quiet" first weekend in November, it was crazy for us.  On Monday Nathan and I had religion (small groups), on Tuesday it was election day so Chris voted, I dropped Nathan off at school then voted, came home and packed and went to the airport for a two day conference for work.

The conference ended Thursday evening, so I rode back with some coworkers who dropped me off in the Dells (I was already in Milwaukee) and Daddy dropped the baby off with Grandma, picked the boys up from school, and drove them out to the Dells to meet me.

Here they are -- on their way with a bathroom break and dinner at McDonalds!  They looked excited.  While I waited for them to arrive I walked around the campus and got an idea of where things were -- The Wilderness is BIG. 

The first night we got there it was around 8 after we unpacked everything, so then we took the boys to the indoor play area.  It is three stories high and had all these balls you can shoot.  Umm, yeah, they loved it!

The next day we were up early and at the waterpark shortly after it opened - 9AM.  This first park was the wave pool, and I didn't think the kids would like it.  But, they have these new tubes where you can sit in one side with a seat.  So, Evan would sit in that and we would be in the other side of the tube, and then when the waves would come you think he (and Nathan) would be scared, but they loved it.  Evan even fell out one time because the waves knocked him and Daddy over, but he had a life vest on and Chris just yanked him back up and Evan laughed.  My kids definitely like being tossed around like crazy...




It was nice to just sit, but Daddy and I weren't allowed to sit very much at all...

So  much bigger than last year...what a difference a year makes.

We did waterparks (and naps) all day Friday, then at night we did some mini golf.   The mini golf was really lame, no cool things to go through, but it was glow in the dark and pirates and pretty easy so the kids liked it.




It's easier to take pictures of them when they are not running around all wet...

We had a suite so we saved tons of $$ not going out for meals, plus saved a lot of time.  That was great, and yes, Daddy is preparing himself by having beer at breakfast...



Hurry up Mom and Dad - we are ready to go! 

Here we go!  Another waterpark....


Bumper boats --







Evan looks so tiny here...


It was nice to chill in our room when tired...

I got adorable pictures like this while I was gone -- made me miss my baby!  Bad Grandma!  :-)

Pizza dinner and a movie....


Being silly and laying on the pull out bed...


We had two separate rooms, which was great.  The kids had a cool bunk bed in their room, but Nathan and Evan decided to sleep together anyways.  They also had a TV in their room, which was great when they woke up early and Mommy and Daddy were still too exhausted to get up.  Where do kids get all of their energy?



On our way out, Sunday morning, we took a very short carriage ride -- it was free and the horses were beautiful!  





It was a nice way to end the weekend -- four hours later, we were home!

As soon as we got home and picked up the baby, we heard that a big snowstorm was coming.  A BIG ONE.  Chris and I started hauling out the outside lights because we knew otherwise they wouldn't get in the ground or up.  Good thing we did -- next morning we had over a foot of snow at our house!  (it all melted before Christmas, but it was a GOOD SNOW!  The only good one we have had this year).

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