Sunday, July 18, 2010

Family Day!!!

Ok so I know I said that I would post yesterday but the connection at Great Wolf Lodge was oh. so. slow. We were very blessed to be given this great weekend trip to Great Wolf to spend our very first family day and we really had a blast! (Most people call it Gotcha Day, as in the day we "got you" and while we like that, we really wanted to focus on how God has made our family special. We decided to celebrate on the 17th, the day we came home to Jackson rather than the 13th which was her 'Gotcha Day.' Got all that? Good.) So get ready for a ton of pictures:)

Our room was a Wolf Den suite which meant it had this cute little area for this kids to sleep on bunk beds and there own TV:)

Great Wolf Lodge has an enormous indoor water park which was so fun. These are just some of the pools...I was too busy dodging water spray guns to get pictures of all the slides and things......that and the humidity inside are probably why my photos are all a bit fuzzy now:(

no fear

Jackson went on some much bigger slides but I could not take any pictures because 1 parent had to escort him to the top to make sure he didn't cut in line and the other parent had to rescue him at the bottom all while holding on to Livi and trying to avoid the massive amount of water that fell from the giant bucket every five minutes.

Great Wolf also has this game called MagiQuest where you get special wands and run all over the hotel on different quests and challenges. The bigger kids seemed to love this but we felt it would be too hard for our kids. But the staff just programmed their wands to light up everything they waved it at so we didn't actually have to play the game, we just ran around opening chests, lighting up pictures on the walls, and making animals talk. They absolutely loved it.

"Abra Cadabra I wish for this chest to be full of candy!"

We also explored the Cub Club which had lots of fun games and crafts.

The arcade

Livi was insistent on us trying the Dance game.....we were terrible at it but it was fun:)

I have to say that the one thing I really didn't like about Great Wolf was the food. It was pretty bad and VERY expensive. I mean I wouldn't mind paying that much if it were actually good but nope. So instead we went out on the town for a yummy Italian dinner.

Every night they have bed time stories in front of the big clock tower.

Meeting Violet the mascot. Livi was excited to meet her until we got close but she didn't cry so we are improving since Disney.....although I think Violet's purple crocs really helped.

We had a little cake in our room to celebrate our Family Day!

Our first Family Day!


  1. Oh MY GOSH! You guys look like you had SO much fun!! We are going to have to give this a try in a couple of more years! What a wonderful family shot at the end, it's beautiful proof of how good God is!!!

  2. Love it!!! Looks like loads of fun :) Congrats!

  3. I want to go! That place looks awesome!

    You guys are so cool to do that for yourselves and celebrate the fam!


  4. I want to go!

    That place looks awesome. It's really cool of you guys to celebrate a day like this!


  5. What a blast! Your pics are great...really helps to see for real what I've been hearing about that place. Glad you had a great time. We'll miss you this Friday while we're in sunny Florida.

  6. I am just now finding out about this wolf lodge thing and feel like we have been missing out- I love the "family day" celebration. SO fun.