Miriam's school year is considered a "balanced calendar" meaning she gets a week long break in the fall, a couple weeks at Christmas, two weeks for Spring Break, and two months for summer. Fall Break was this week and we took the chance to get away for a couple nights for some family time. We went to a water park this summer with Sarah's family and the girls still talk about it! So it was pretty easy to pick Great Wolf Lodge for our quick trip.
It also gave Mommy the opportunity to meet up with a friend from college. HURRAY!
There was, of course, a really great indoor water park that had slides for all sizes, life jackets for the little ones, a hot tub for kids, a huge dumping bucket, and plenty of space to stop and take a rest or have a snack.
But we were pleasantly surprised by all the activities for the girls that were included in our stay. Nightly story time with character meet-and-greets.
Trick-or-treating (even if your mom is too lazy to pack your costume) and a Peeps scavenger hunt.
A Wolf Walk - this was a little too advanced for Felicity, but the older girls liked walking around the lobby and learning fun facts about the taxidermy wildlife.
Plus a Cub Club where kids can relax away for the pool with coloring, crafts, toys, and games.
Cute fox ears for the whole family because it's Halloween.
We really took advantage of every single activity that was "free" for the kids. And when we were hungry, we could eat at the four dining options on the property or head out to forage on our own.
More than anything, it was just nice to be with the girls without the distractions of responsibilities we "should" be taking care of so we can focus on these happy little people.