last week we took the girls, Parker, Jolie, and Baker, on a mini staycation to Great Wolf Lodge. we did this last year the week before the twins’ birthday and had SO much fun- we decided we would try to make it an annual thing. since the twins are in school this year on their birthday we took them out for a couple days to stay at Great Wolf during the week (in hopes that it would be less crowded). the girls have talked about last year’s trip since, well, last year- and this year they insisted Baker come along with us!
we dropped Brady with the grandparents first and then headed to the school to celebrate their birthday with their classmates with cupcakes before making the 30 minute drive to grapevine for a special treat to celebrate Parker and Jolie turning 6! Jolie crashed in the car shortly after we left school to head to the water park. a cat nap was a good idea, if you ask me! they had a busy afternoon ahead! with your stay at Great Wolf Lodge, each guest gets a pass to the indoor and outdoor waterpark (open during the summer months…so we didn’t get to take advantage of the outdoor area). the inside is huge and I am always impressed to see that this place has something for every age. giant water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, a huge kiddie pool area with smaller slides perfect for babies and toddlers,
a pool for the bigger kids with ropes course and basketball hoops, and indoor hot tubs. the water was heated and much warmer than I expected it would be! it hung out around 80-85 degrees inside the park- so we weren’t bothered by the 35 degree weather on the outside! we checked into our room and unloaded bags before changing into our suits to play in the water for the rest of the evening. the twins knew the drill and were running to grab their tubes for the big slides while Baker and I hung out on the smaller kiddie pool + slide area. breakfast the next morning in our pajamas 🙂 the best part about coming to GWL this time of year is the Christmas decor- the trees and lights are so fun to experience with the kids. pajamas / slippers / knit dolls day two of water park fun and Parker and Jolie’s actual birthday! we were able to get an extra wrist band for Jordan’s dad to come for the day to ride the slides with Jordan and the girls since I wasn’t able to.
you could find Baker and I over in the wave pool and kiddie slides.my favorite picture from the weekend. Jordan was whipped from the constant run and play with these three, but never stopped! we are just so lucky to have him. lunch by the pool! hotdogs and hamburgers- these girls’ favorites. a tired mama + Baker Breeso many memories made in this weekend away with Jolie, Parker, and Baker.
it was indeed the happiest birthday for the twins- I am so thankful I get to walk through each new milestone cheering + guiding them along the way. I can’t believe my JoJo + Parks are SIX! where has the time gone!
December 19, 2018