twenty-four hours at great wolf lodge. part ii.

I'm quite certain the staff and other patrons of the restaurant were not at all sad to see our group leave. We are all quite loud. Letteria especially. The waitress was particularly nice about it and assured me they are used to it but I mean still. So. Loud. Lots of excitement, I get it. So we headed back to the hotel and the kids changed into pajamas for their lobby dance party. Which went on for forty-five minutes. Those girls dancing must get so tired! Letty, Sylvie and Baylee were the last three dancing and they made it the entire time. We all ended up back in our room and just the kids hang out and watch tv and eat all the popcorn they wanted until it was time for bed.
Annnnnd day two was more of the same! Us Olsens all slept in (late for us) till about 8... all our coffee cups had been used the night before for popcorn so Matt left to get us Dunkin. Which took forever so by the time I had my caffeine in me it was too late for me to run. Gasp! I know. We were at the water park at opening and the kids were off once more! They rode slide after slide after slide and how they climb all those stairs over and over without passing out is beyond me! I'm so glad Toniel's phone fit into my water proof bag thing and she was able to grab some videos and photos of the kids! By the time lunch came around we (adults) were all shot! Not to mention it was like either stay till after dinner or leave mid-afternoon due to traffic concerns. We decided on mid-afternoon because like I said: exhausted.
This trip was just soooo much fun and the kids (and adults) made so many great memories! Such a great group of girls (and their mamas/daddys!). Will we do this again? Most likely. Most. Likely. And hey! The more the merrier!


twenty-four hours at great wolf lodge. part i.

The kids had an odd half day last Thursday and no school on Friday which as you know I need to fill up with all the things... We had done this two years ago, sneaking them off to Great Wolf Lodge all under the ruse of "daddy has a claim far away here is your iPad." They still talk about that trip all the time so way back in November while looking at the kid's school calendars we decided to book another one night stay there. And not tell them. 

it's greased lightning!

Ever since Letty was two her Uncle T has taken her to see his school's musical performance... minus a year or two when the shows just weren't good for her... And this year he opened it up to my mom and nieces and sisters so we made a whole girl's night out of it! And the show was Grease... Which made me a little nervous. I tried to have Letty watch the movie with me over the summer and was quickly shown  how not a movie for kids that is... I guess when I was little it was either so far over my head or so heavily edited that I didn't notice? Regardless, I trusted that a high school rendition would be quite PG. And it was. So. We good.

The girls got to see their uncle's office and of course we had to pretend that they were in trouble a bit.... All in good fun! The show was really good too! Especially that Danny! I'm always so impressed  by the level of talent these kids have! They just nail it every time.

a much belated valentine's day

I was just scrolling through my iPhone photos last night and I realized I had never posted anything about Valentine's Day... Probably because this happened the very next day and I just plum forgot what I had done the day before so.... Here I am. A few weeks late. Better late than never as they say...