A couple months ago we found out about a deal at Wisconsin Dells for a short trip. Included in the super low price was two nights in a two bedroom junior suite (perfect for putting the kids to bed and still being able to watch tv), waterpark passes, and all you can eat/drink. It was too good to pass up. We ended up having to upgrade our room because all the regular rooms were booked and all that was left of the two bedroom options was the Wild, Wild West theme room. It was pretty funny and Jackson got a kick out of it.
He slept in this covered wagon and we slept in the wigwam.
|"Oh, hi golilla!"|
He kept insisting that this airplane was Thomas no matter how much we tried to convince him it wasn't.
The buffet was great for us. It wasn't fine dining by any means but when one of your table guest grabs the sugar packets, immediately dumps them on the table, and demands that Daddy "make a train", fine dining isn't what you want anyway. There was plenty of good food to eat and it got the job done!
We went to the pool the first night as soon as we got settled in our room. The kids LOVED it! I was so excited because Jackson is pretty unpredictable and I was slightly worried that he would freak out and the weekend would be a disaster. That crisis was quickly averted.
Charley loved it too!
She sat and looked around while Jackson splashed like a crazy man in the kiddie pool.
Jackson preferred to stay in the wading pool with the fountains, small slides, water guns, etc. so several times throughout the weekend Bryan or I would go off and do some slides while the other stayed with the kids in the shallow area.
I was impressed with how much they could cram in an inside area. The lazy river was great! There were plenty of big water slides and even a roller coaster type slide that allows you to go up and down with conveyers.
The water was really warm and the temperature in the room was super balmy so it was really comfortable even though it was so cold outside.
Over our 48 hour stay we went to the waterpark four separate times.
We were quite the sight in the lazy river with the kids piled on top of us. They loved it so much though!
Charley might qualify as the most easy going baby ever. She was so chill the whole time even though there was no set nap schedule, late bedtimes, and lots of new experiences for her. Bryan loves this picture above. I think she is pooping. :)
When we got home late Tuesday afternoon I noticed JJ had scratches all over his forearms, legs, and belly. He was rolling around in the water so much that he had scraped his skin. He didn't care one bit!
We were so excited about swimming that no one used the shower the whole time we were there. Is that gross? Oh well! We took chlorine baths and then washed up at home. We didn't want to waste any time! Charley was sporting some pretty good hair dos after falling asleep in the stroller after swimming.
I had a cold during the trip so by the last day I was ready to be done swimming. The thought of shriveled fingers for another day was too much so Charley and I just
sweated hung out and had a bar beverage while the boys swam. We only had a little bit of time before we had to drive home.
We had so, so much fun! We talked on the way home about how we think this was probably the most succesful trip we've had as a family of four and probably the best since we had kids at all. The fun to tantrums ratio was a positive one!
Luckily we were in a good mood because the weather coming home was unpleasant. These were the road conditions for about an hour. We were driving about 20-25 mph and trying to stay away from the semis that were slipping around a bit. It only took us an hour longer than normal to get home.
We have some great neighbors who watched Claire for us so once we got home they brought her over and I got to work with the snowblower!
Such a fun and relaxed adventure for us!