Friday, September 07, 2012

Great Wolf Lodge with G&G!

Last weekend, Grammy and Grampy treated the kids to a stay at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX. It was uh-may-zing!

Checking in…the boys had a front row seat (A, B, E)

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Our room was SUPER cool and had a kids’ cabin!

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Naturally, Ben claimed the top bunk! (Funny how they all migrated toward what they have at home)

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Umm, E is a wee bit excited about his bed

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Drew~ thinking this is the coolest place ever! And we haven’t even gotten to the waterpark yet…

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Sav, Ethan, Drew, and Ben

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I’m trying to be better about taking family photos…(the kids had a school project and the most recent family pictures were from Easter & early summer! oops)

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Let the fun in the sun begin!!!

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Waiting for the wolf to howl, followed by a massive downpour!

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I believe this was the first time they experienced the drenching, and it freaked them all out…Ben was so scared he fell down! LOL

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The highly entertained audience… Grammy, Dad, and Gramps

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Andrew and Ethan chillaxin’…solving world problems

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Love. This.

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duck and coverrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

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Dad joining in on the fun

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a pensive Drew…

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Moving this partaay indoors! Sav showing off the kiddie section

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Drew behind the water gun

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Slip sliding away…

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Ebud cracks me up…he’s doing stuff like this all the time~ throwing up double thumbs or number 1’s…crazy kid

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So sweet…Savi and her Grampy (she’s definitely got the men in her life wrapped around her wee little fingers)

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About to be splashed by the giant water bucket!!!

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Joey and Benny way up top

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Can you find the whole gang?!

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Ben dumping water on some poor unsuspecting soul…heh heh

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Indoor story time every night…yep, this was the best shot Dad could get…tsk, tsk

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Slapped on some dry clothes and headed out for a bite to eat (Ed and Jess came along!)

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Oh, did I mention that the kids missed their nap (yep, they still nap 2.5 hrs every day) and were super exhausted from playing in the water??? Not so thrilled about dinner…

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…like I said

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LOL! Poor dudes!

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We promptly put them to bed and at some point, Andrew had stealthily secured a rice crispy treat, but fell asleep holding it! Good grief, son. He sure did wake up happy to find it there…a little early morning snack, if you will.

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Had a WONDERFUL nights sleep, and started all over again the next morning!

This picture PERFECTLY depicts the insane amount of humidity in the indoor waterpark. Not to mention the chlorine BURNS your eyeballs…but the kids loved every second!

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Grampy getting in on all the fun!

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Ahhhh, outside~ fresh, clean air! G & G scored a nice covered area

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KIDDIE cocktails!!! Yippieeee!

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After droppin’ some mad skillz on the bean bag toss, the kids scored some super cool sunglasses!

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I love this crazy kid and that electric smile. (Drew)

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More Labor Day fun~ free face painting!

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My little patriotic butterfly baby girl

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Not sure what these yay-hoo’s were going for…but they are somethin’ else. (notice the exact same positioning?…such GOOBS!)

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…speaking of Cheech and Chong~ this was Ethan and Andrew the entire weekend. (The lifeguards hated them…they kept dunking each other and were giggling nonstop)

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Miss Priss shakin’ her thang during the hula hoop contest…

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(Fun Fact: Mama won the adult hula hoop contest…yep, it’s a hidden talent. Sorry folks, no pictures of that one, heh heh)



That night, we celebrated Grammy & Grampy’s anniversary at The Gaylord Hotel’s Old Hickory Steakhouse. (What amazing grandparents to spend their anniversary around tons of screaming kids at a waterpark, right?! LOL. Definitely memorable)


Ebud got a kick out of the shuttle bus

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Mama and her handsome little Benny Boo

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Sweet Savi (with flowers err horns in her hair…depends on the situation at that exact moment) and gorgeous Grammy

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Drew yelled that he wanted HIS picture taken from the front of the bus as well…

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Another family photo

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Before Jess took this picture, she said: “Okay, everybody act normal!”… this is what we got. Yep, that’s about right! LOL

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Ed and Jess! LOVE them, they spent the day with us.

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Me and my lil’ girlfriend

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Dad and Ethan (2 of the most intense people you will ever meet~ very similar. I keep threatening to lock them in a room when they start obsessing over things. Ha! Grammy gets it…)

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Drew and “Gramps” (as he has started calling him)

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Grammy & Benny

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The Beautiful Couple and their celebration of love & marriage! Still Best Friends after all these years. Love them.

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This picture cracks me up to no end!

Mr. Ben was determining the wine selection for the evening…

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Gig’ Em, Mr. Giggles!

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Dessert time!

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Of course the boys spotted some trains outside of the restaurant (thank God they were not moving anymore or we would have never gotten them back to the hotel…well, without a fight anyways)

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Saying bye to Auntie Jess and Uncle Ed…love them

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The foursome in front of the creepy figures (~coming from the girl who hates anyone who doesn’t talk, dressed in a mascot uniform) that sing: “There’s nothing to be scared of here…” (yep, anyone who has visited the GWL knows the eerie little jingle. It is STILL stuck in my head!)

B, E, A, S

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Yet another family pic…you can never have too many! (okay, okay…so I had SERIOUS Mommy guilt when I realized we hadn’t taken a single picture of all 6 of us in a while)…

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An enthusiastic thumbs up! What a GRRRRREAT weekend had by all! (Andrew)

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Me and MY BFF…love him

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Happy Anniversary Grammy & Grampy! Thank you SO much for taking us to the Great Wolf Lodge! The kids were in heaven.

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We all love you so very, very much.



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Mrs. Williams said...

Great Pictures and your right you can never have to many family pictures:)

Kimberley said...

i want to take my boys there someday! i know they would love it! i cannot believe they still take naps, and for that long! my 5.5yr old stopped taking them when he was 4, ugh. enjoy it! :)

Anonymous said...

Heck, I would take that long of a nap too if I could! Naps aren't just for little kids :)

Gloria said...

these pictures are all SO GOOD! My mom dreams of us going to GWL one day!
Those people-mascots that don't talk? I don't like them either. Those and camp names. I HATE camp names.

Liz said...

Awww we just went to the one in Williamsburg a couple of weeks ago! The lifeguards are on POINT, right? Loved them! haha

Your purple tunic is awesome! Glad y'all had a great time =)

Anonymous said...

Looks like such a fabulous time! And yes, there are no such thing as too many family pictures! Your fam is too cute!!

Pam said...

Love this post, you have a beautiful family! One of these days I'm taking our grand children there!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had a blast!! If you don't mind me asking, you have such cute tankini swimming suits, where do you shop? Thanks!

Alissa said...

What great pics! I was just saying to my hubby that I wanted to go to the one in Niagara Falls! It looks like you guys had such a blast.
And always look so glamorous!

The Rodriguez Crew said...

I just had to tell you how GREAT you look, and that your arms look amazing!!!! And that first pic of the kids running from the water dump (and Ben falling!) made me burst out laughing! Man, why do I love humor like that!!? Ha!!

~Shelly~ said...

Too cute for words! I cracked up laughing ~in my silent office ~of that picture of Ben picking out his wine! HA! Classic. Love your super cute outfit too!

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