We contemplated Chicago but then were told Chicago was a mad-house over spring break with kids being off school, so we nixed that idea. Great Wolf Lodge happened to send me an email promo and it was a great deal, so I booked a couple nights!
The last time we'd gone to GWL, Ryan had influenza and the boys ended up sick so we left a night early. It sucked. (read about that here And funny.... my pic of all my nasty cleaning supplies and OTC meds. GAG. Porter has had a dry cough today and I've been oiling him up with Ravintsara and Eucalyptus. My how times have changed....) I was excited for them to get to enjoy GWL... 2011 was the only year we went... and it was a bust!
My mom was in town for spring break so she came with us. Extra hands... yes, please! I ended up surprising the boys with the trip the day before. They were so shocked. They couldn't wait to go, and Hudson cracked me up packing his backpack and a huge bag full of his stuffed animals. That kids loves his animals!
We ate at a few places we rarely/never eat at... Jimmy Johns (eh okay... kind of bland) and 5 Guys (DELISH and fabulous service!). We hit up Old Navy and Target (I forgot swimmy diapers and flip flops... and they were right next to eachother). And of course... the hotel!!
Tuesday we all took a LOOOONNNNG nap in the afternoon. I don't think anyone slept very well the night before. Amelia had woken up around 4am, and then the boys were up on and off from 6-8am. Tuesday night we had pizza in the lobby and listened to Storytime, then headed to the room to hang out for the rest of the evening. We watched some shows and relaxed.
The kids had so much fun. It was the perfect amount of time for the waterpark.... I wouldn't do any longer than 2 nights that's for sure. We must make this an annual getaway during the winter!