Our time finally arrived!!!! We left for the Great Wolf Lodge on Friday (remember they invited us down again) after the kids got out of school. We had planned on leaving earlier in the day but since bad weather had already forced them to miss two days of school last week we decided they should have at least a full day in school before we left for the weekend.
After school we all piled up in the minivan and car to make the journey!!! This time we were taking special guests with us, my sister, her husband and their two girls! It was super exciting because they had never been the the Great Wolf Lodge!!!!! Everyone was excited!!!!!
You know as soon as we had checked in everyone hit the pool for water fun!!!! That is the whole reason for visiting the Great Wolf Lodge. They know all about water fun!!!! They also know all about making it fun at Christmas. We were able to be a part of their Snowland celebration for the second time!!!
More about Snowland:
It's that time of year where Great Wolf Lodge transforms to a Winter Wonderland! Join us as we celebrate our second annual SNOWLAND! Snowland festivities include:
* Daily Snow Show in the Grand Lobby
* Nightly Story Time with Rowdy the Reindeer
* Cub Club transforms into Santa's workshop with a writing depot, wrapping depot, toy creation station, and North Pole University
* Special appearances by Santa
* Includes access to Indoor Waterpark. Swim as early as 1pm, check in begins at 4pm. Access valid until waterpark closes on departure day! Changing rooms are available.
* Valid on all suites including styles with bunk beds or private bedrooms
Additional Lodge Activities:
* Live-action adventure MagiQuest game with high tech wands and magical challenges
* Nightly Pajama Story Time in the lobby following the Great Clock Tower Show
* Elements Spa for the adults and Scooops Spa for the kids
When I think of a place I want to take my family for some quality FUN I think of the Great Wolf Lodge! It's awesome!!! The adults enjoy it. The kids love it!! Even the grandparents love it!!!
Here are some random pictures from our weekend getaway:
It is so beautiful at Christmas time.
Baby M loves the wave pool while the older kids love all the water slides.
The Supermom Family. It's rare to see a family picture of us!!! I will have to get some printed off and framed.
My sister and her family.
#1 Sisters and some of our kids.
Some of the lovely mommy bloggers I was able to meet and chat with.
My table at the dinner with all of my family.
Rowdy the Reindeer came by for a visit.
Let me give a huge THANK YOU to everyone at the Great Wolf Lodge for making it an amazing dinner. Everyone at the GWL has always been so nice to me and my family. They make you feel like you're family!!! They take good care of you!!!! The food they prepared for us was mouth watering!!!!! Delicious!! To start the meal there was an awesome assortment of cheeses, fruit, veggies, crackers and bread. We had turkey, prime rib, dressing, sweet potato casserole, green beans, scalloped potatoes (THE BEST I'VE EVER HAD), salad and rolls. They even had a special table for the kids to eat from with chicken fingers and waffle fries!!! Then, of course, there was the dessert table!!!! Lots of special tarts and cookies to be enjoyed by all!
After dinner the kids were ready to hit the waterpark and wanted me to stop talking and get with their program. So, I finally succumbed and told them we could leave and hit the waterpark.
Sadly, about 8 pm we start getting calls from home about bad weather coming and the need for us to think about coming home that night instead of waiting until Sunday morning. After much debate and watching the weather forecast we decide that our safety was number one so we started packing to head home. I guess we were on the road by 10 pm heading home. It was nice though because all the kids went to sleep making the ride enjoyable. No "are we there yet?" or "I have to pee." to be heard in the minivan.
It's a good thing we decided to make the trip home because this morning we woke up to a couple of inches of snow with more on the way. So, we made the right decision.
Thank you Great Wolf Lodge for your awesome hospitality to the Supermom Family. We love the Great Wolf Lodge. To read about our past visits click here.
**We were given a free night at the Great Wolf Lodge so that we could experience all that the Great Wolf Lodge has to offer and spread the word about how awesome of a place it is! I wasn't paid to do this review and the opinions expressed belong entirely to me, Michelle Lee. Thank you Great Wolf Lodge! You know we will be back!!!**