Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Break Fun

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


The boys' spring break was off to a pretty slow start this week. Sure, we went to the mall and played in the play area. We went to the bookstore and the boys were able to spend their birthday gift cards. And yes, we even got to play outside a bit. But by midweek, Todd and I wanted to step things up a bit for the boys.

We decided to head out of town for an overnight stay at a nearby hotel and waterpark. It would be the boys first time staying overnight in a hotel, and we knew that would be excitement enough. Add an indoor waterpark to the mix, and that is the recipe for fun my friends!

The minute we arrived the boys were awed by the huge windows looking out on the waterpark and all the massive dead animals.
Of course they were over the moon with the awesome bunk beds.

Even eating snacks on the table in the hotel room was exciting!

But the boys were most anxious to get to that waterpark. "Can we go now? Can we go now? Can we go NOW???"
Benny was a bit overwhelmed to start off with. But soon he was jumping, splashing, and sliding down the slides just like his big brothers.



The boys played until way past dinner time. They ravenously ate their dinner and dutifully posed for a family photo on the way out of the restaurant.

We wondered how Ben would sleep in his pack 'n play next to our bed, but he was too exhausted to fight sleep. They all slept like champions.

And the next day it was time to hit the video arcade.

After that we checked out of the hotel and headed over the the Packers Hall of Fame to give the boys a little history lesson. We started with a movie.
They were mildly entertained, but they had the most fun in the kiddie play area. What do ya think? Do we have some future Packer players, or what?

Seeing how cute those boys looked in green and gold reminded us to stop at the Packer ProShop on the way out and stock up on our Packer gear. Everyone got a new packer shirt or sweatshirt of choice. Even the little lady.

It was the perfect minibreak. We played, we laughed, and we ran them until they were so exhausted they could barely hold their heads up.
And now that we are back home... I need a nap.

34 comments:

MotherOfBun said...

Someone once told us a long time ago that an easy way to make a kid's year is to stay at a hotel over night with a swimming pool. As you have found, they are very right. :-) Adoreable little men!

tweetey30 said...

And you could have e-mailed me and told me you were coming to Green Bay.. LOL.. We will meet up sometime if you are interested.. Looks like loads of fun though. Glad you stopped in and toured it.

Krystyn said...

Oh, you totally rocked their Spring Break! What a fun night away!

Fire Hunt said...

We did that with our boys and they loved it!

CC said...

This looks like soooooo much fun!!! For our spring break (this week was ours as well) the kids did free swim lessons. And grandma came to visit from CA.It rained too much to go anywhere or do anything else. But grandma and swimming were enough to keep them entertained. ;)

Emily said...

Talk about steppin' it up a bit...you rocked their world! Awesome trip and pictures.

painted maypole said...

too fun!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

What a great little getaway!

Elaine A. said...

How much fun! Looks like you went to Great Wolf Lodge. I want to take our boys to the one near us this Summer. Looks like a blast and I love your family photo.

Kelly said...

Cute pictures. What a fun way to spice up the week!

Mom24 said...

Great pictures. I'm so glad you had a good time.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

How fun! And I love the Packers Hall of Fame. When we went, we were sad they didn't have an adult play area for us to dress up. We just got those cut-outs where you can pose as a player.

Riahli said...

Now that looks like A Lot of fun! How super cool.

Tonya said...

How fun that looks like Timber Ridge. Am I right? Go get some sleep :)

Dawn said...

How fun! Your boys look so happy in all of the photos. You all are such a cute family.

Robyn said...

Waterpark fun. Was that the Tundra? Thoes onesies are too cute.

A Crafty Mom said...

What a fun trip!!! It's so easy to make kids super happy - we did a hotel last summer and my boys went nuts they were so excited. What great shots - looks like a fun place! I'm so glad the boys all slept well - that can make or break a trip :-)

tweetey30 said...

That is the only water park that big in Green Bay. So it had to be The Tundra Lodge..LOL.. I have been in the Microtel Motel and there water park is nothing like what Kat took here.. LOL..

Jaimie Kylene said...

You're an awesome mom! Looks like you all had a blast!

Thanks for giving me the idea to do that in a couple of years. We have an indoor water park about 5 miles from out house.

Kat said...

Tweetey30- Yep. We were at Tundra Lodge. Pretty nice location too, right next to Lambeau. We had a great time. :)

Jaimie Kylene- We actually have a HUGE hotel/waterpark in our city too (also 5 minutes from us) but we just wanted to get out of town. We may just stay at the one in town next time though. We'll see.

Kelley said...

Ooo, that looks like fun. We have an awesome hotel like that near us, too, but we'll have to wait until Jon gets a job. We'll definitely have to try it, though. I'm sure my boys would have a ball.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

How fun! What great photos of your happy trip.

lime said...

sounds like it was a ton of fun for everyone. the ll packette wear is too cute. we had mets wear for our girls since my husband is a mets nut.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Looks like a great stay and the boys obviously enjoyed themselves - the smiles alone tell all.

CJ xx

April said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun! IT's amazing how nice a mini-one-day-vacation can be for a family. :-)

Wendy said...

Looks like y'all had a lot of fun! Our Spring Break isn't until next month. Cute onesie!

Jaysi said...

That looks like some fantastic family fun!!! My son would be jealous of all the football fun...if it were Bears of course!!! Hee..hee!!

Loukia said...

Looks like a great mini-vacation! So much fun, the boys must have loved it all!

Lisa said...

Looks like such a fun time. We keep wanting to take the kids to one of those indoor water park joints!
BTW - cute outfits for the she-baby....although they'd be cuter if they were Vikings ;)

OHmommy said...

what a great little vacay. i love your purchases.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

we've been there!! We love that place!!!!!

Don Mills Diva said...

How fun and what a gorgeous famil you have!

I can't wait to take Graham to Great Wolf Lodge.

tweetey30 said...

I live in town and have never been there. We have talked about it but they are to expensive right now for us.. But they are slowly getting there prices down.. LOL.. glad they had fun though.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a great mini break! Looks like you made quite a time of it.

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