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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Carli's Great Wolf Adventure - Day 3

Day three started at 3:30 am for me when Drew woke up to eat.  Thankfully he went back to sleep easily but since I was up I thought I would check on the girls...this is what I found.  Carli was sideways in the bed using Ava as a pillow and Ava was upside down clinging to the side of the bed.  (My flash woke them up.)  I got them turned the right way, on their respective sides of the bed and we all went back to sleep for another 3 hrs.  :)

We did our school work first thing so we wouldn't have to worry with it when we got home and again, the girls woke up too early and the water park was not open!  It was a team effort with our school work on this morning.  I handled math, Grammy gave a spelling test and Pa went over sight word books. 

After a yummy breakfast of Naggy's cinnamon rolls and school work, we got to the water park right at opening time! Drew had just woken up from his morning nap, so I nursed him while the girls, Grammy, Pa and Keith went off to play.

We only had one hour to play as we had to check out by 11.  Our plan was to play from 9 to 10 so we would have an hour to pack up and get out of our room.  We made the most of our hour!  The girls rode the slides at least 8 times...that's a lot of stairs.  Thankfully, us adults were able to split the stair climbing amongst ourselves!  (You can see the stairs in the picture above, right behind Drew and I.)

Grammy and Ava enjoyed themselves in the lazy river for a bit, while Keith and Carli played basketball in another pool.  Pa was enjoying the hot tub!  :)

When 10 o'clock rolled around we gave the girls the choice of one more slide and they opted for the "big family" slide.  It is so fun to go on this ride because we could watch the girls faces.  Ava looks absolutely petrified the whole time and as soon as it is over jumps up and declares we need to go again!  Carli's eyes get as big as saucers and as soon as the ride is over admits it was fun and she was glad she didn't go backwards!

Ava managed to squeeze in a few more small slides before we were able to get her to dry off and out the door.  You talk about pure joy, this kid had a blast!

Sibling picture before we headed out!

We all had a great time celebrating Carli's birthday a little early!  We were worn out by the time it was time to pack up and go home!  The smiles, laughter and shouts of pure joy were totally worth the sore calves, tired feet and lack of sleep!

We were so blessed that Grammy and Pa got to come with us.  It is so much fun to watch them interact with the kids.  The memories made are simply priceless.  They helped with all three kids and simply made the whole trip so much more fun.  Love this whole crew so much!

Great fun and memories - this was so much better than a birthday party!  :)  As we were heading out, Ava requested one last picture...she's such a ham!

Lunch at Rosa's and a 2 hr drive home...not a bad way to end a great three day adventure!

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