Monday, August 27, 2012

Great Wolf Lodge


This week end the kids and I met up with my family and went to the Great Wolf Lodge. It was a nice little vacation and the kids had fun. Well Kate had fun and Carson tried to have fun. Kate loved all of the water slides and wanted to ride the big ones. My little girl, the daredevil. Who would have thought? And Carson, well he wanted to ride the big slides to. Unfortunately both times that he rode the slides he flipped over and ended up going down head first on his back which is not a good way to go down a slide and would freak anybody out but I was so proud of him for trying. I was even more proud of him for trying the 2nd time when his first experience was scary. So I left Kate with Honey to ride the big slides over and over and over......and Carson and I went back to the kiddie slides which was ok except for the fact that my once confident boy who only yesterday was telling me "Mommy don't catch me I want to go down all by myself!" was now saying Mommy catch me! So the big slides may have scared him away from water slides for this trip but we will try it again. Kate loved every minute. The slides, the lazy river, the spray guns, etc. I'm thinking Six Flags will be the same experience and I am going to have to buck up and ride all of those scary rides with her. As she was telling me yesterday at the big slide, "It's ok mommy. There's nothing to be afraid of. You can do it! I'm so proud of you!" Sound familar? And of course I made a big parenting mistake this week end. All week end Carson was in a pouty funk and I was scolding him for being in a bad mood and for generally being a little brat. Long story short I stop by at good ole Carenow on our way home from the water park where the check in lady said "Have you been here before?" and i said "yes" and she said "I knew you looked familiar." Which is SO not what you want to hear at a Dr's office. Ok Long story short? He has strep throat. All week end he had strep throat. Cool. Alright now on to the pictures

Kate and my brother Brig.

The only thing that really cheered Carson up was the purchase of this Dino back pack

It opened up into a play mat.

Kate chose a bear with flowers on it which she promptly named Flower.

Carson's new T- Rex!

She did not want me to catch her at the bottom and kept reminding me "Don't catch me Mom ok?"

The only thing she wanted was a pretzel. And she ate every last bite.

This is right after she got off of the big slide. She thought she was big stuff!

I love how she's coming down on this one. She loved it!


God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6