We decided to take the kids to Great Wolf Lodge in Dallas for their birthday this year instead of having a big birthday party.
We drove down Thursday morning and got there around 1:30.
We dropped our stuff off in our room and changed into our swimsuits.
This is Chloe's bear that she had to stop and take a picture with every time we passed. She would hug it and sit on it's lap.
Since Chloe had the bear, Connor decided the wolf was his.
The indoor water park was huge and the kids could do almost everything. They just couldn't go down the big slides in the back.
Cooper did great. He didn't nap more than 15 minutes at a time that whole day because he didn't want to miss anything. He was stuck in his stroller for a lot of the time, or I held him, or David held him. He did get the water a few times but I didn't want him getting too cold so we kind of just hung out at our table and watched the big kids play.
Another stroller picture of Cooper. He really is this happy all the time.
We got a pizza and took it back to our room for dinner. After our baths, we put our jammies on and went down to the lobby for story time.
We had some time to kill so we went and got ice cream and of course we had to stop and take our picture with the bear.
This is what a long day with no nap looks like.
We took pictures before the story started.
We went back to the room after the story and got ready for bed. Everyone was so tired. Chloe had a huge meltdown and I can't even remember what it was about but she was screaming. And Cooper was so tired that all he wanted to do was to lay down and be left alone and cry himself to sleep so we just laid him on the bed and he cried while Chloe screamed and Connor just laughed. It was an intense 5 minutes. I'm sure our neighbors loved us. We didn't even realize when it was over. I was brushing my teeth and looked over to find this...
The next morning, we took our time getting around and went to the buffet for breakfast. After breakfast, we got our swimsuits on and headed back down to the water park.
And another bear picture...
After lunch, we went back to the room for a little nap and then went down and played some more until it was time for bed. It started getting super crowded that evening so I'm glad it was our last day.
The next morning, we got up and loaded the car and headed out. On our way out the door, Chloe got upset that she didn't tell her bear bye.
We went down the road to the aquarium at the Grapevine Mills mall. The kids loved it. Chloe followed along with everything in her book and tried to find what was on the pages. Connor was a little grumpy. I think he mainly was just over all the pictures.
After the aquarium we rode the carousel.
And then a little train that went around the mall.
Connor actually asked me to take his picture in front of the train. And when I told Chloe to go stand with him she refused. But after I started snapping, she decided she wanted to be in the picture, she just didn't want to turn around.
We ate lunch at Rainforest Café before we headed home.
I think the kids had a lot of fun and we plan on going back and doing it all again sometime!