Thursday, November 22, 2012

Great Wolf Lodge-- part 6 (water park fun)

I really do need to finish up these posts.  Today is Thanksgiving and haven't done anything on that yet.  We've just been super duper busy today.  Max and Bojan are officially in their new room.  Stuff all moved in.  They have started taping up the walls and tomorrow is painting day.  May even get a few light fixtures up.  They're room will be done.  We started cleaning up the younger boys' room and moved all the girls' stuff into that room as well.  Once the built-ins are done (here's hoping we can afford that), we'll take all the girls' stuff out of there and that room will be done.  This should all be w/in the next two weeks.  Once that's done, the real work begins and we will definitely be needing help converting that garage.  It will be a lot of work but worth it once done.  This new arrangement will work so much better for everyone.  Even more space for more kiddos if necessary.  I know, big projects during the holidays are never a good idea but that seems to be our timing in the past so we're sticking with it.  May even get a Christmas Tree up tomorrow.  I used to have many to choose from.  SEe, used to work in a florist/ design shop.  So, I got the trees, 75% off the wholesale price.  So one of my $700 trees cost me $75.  Yep.  It was 10.5 feet and gorgeous!  Looked so real.  Now, we have nothing left as the hot water heater a few years ago busted under the house and ALL Christmas decorations were ruined and molded.  Everything.  We're slowly trying to get it all back via yardsales, goodwill and such but still miss my tree.  So, this year, it will be a real one from the farmer.  May go pick it out tomorrow between paint jobs.  We'll see.  So much to share but need to first get the Great Wolf Lodge trip finished up.  Here we go.

Realizing her bathing suit was too small.  Hey, at least she remembered one unlike big brother Max.

 Alyona, Summer and myself getting ready to go down the waterslides.

Bojan even got the wheelchair ride.  They saw him struggling at the lodge and asked if he wanted to use this to get around.  Made it so much easier for him.  

Daddy and Summer getting ready to hit the wave pool.

Nik took time from the big boy rides to share some time w/ his sister.

Max, Reni and Nik posing for a brief moment for a picture.

Summer deciding where to go next.

Max hanging out in the wave pool.  Really was a cool wave pool.  

 Summer, jumping some waves.

Nik, Alex, Reni and Alyona stopped long enough for a quick snap.  

Irina changed and ready to go out for dinner.  Wasn't in the original plans but found a big bargain and plus we all wanted something nice and hot after a long day at the park playing.  

Nik, tucking in Summer's animal.  

Nik, such a camera hog.  Reni was drying her hair.

Boys, eating before going out to dinner.  Figures.  They were snacking on granola bars and apples.

Thought it'd be a good idea for a group shot before we left.  

At first, it looked promising.  LOL.  

Not much I could do.  One day, we'll get a professional portrait done.  One day.  Shoot, I still haven't gotten one done from last year when the kids first came home.  I take lots of pictures but family portraits have slacked off lately.  Hoping to get one done SOON for Christmas.  Guess I should get started on that.  LOL. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks like such a fun place to visit. I am so glad y'all got to go!
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