Friday, November 07, 2008

Great Wolf Revisted!

Big thank you to the Smith grandparents for taking us to the Great Wolf Lodge. We all had a lot of fun. Since Madeleine has learned to balance with a life jacket, swimming has been even more fun for her. But she decided that it would be even BETTER if there was nothing between her and the we kept a watchful eye on our water tot as she took off down the kiddie slides. And she didn't drown...maybe, not really.

Annora wasn't as sure about the water as Madeleine was, but on the second day she finally warmed up to it. Well, it might have been an actual warmth issue as the water seemed colder than it had before. Ryan and I both agreed that it was the air temp they had decreased. We remember it being sweltering and enjoying the water as a "cool off". But with cooler air and a cool water temp, Annora wasn't so sure this water thing was for her. But eventually she decided to fall in her sisters footsteps. No water slides for her yet though. Just some chill time in the kiddie pool.

The MagiQuest game was not available to us the last time we went as we were there only a couple weeks after opening. I thought it would be something fun for Madeleine...might have been, but we would have had to steal the wand from Ryan to find out. Maybe we'll have to go just for the day and do the MagiQuest game. Every spare moment Ryan had he was playing. Madeleine DID enjoy the wand and the idea of it, but a scavenger hunt is still a bit over her head. She liked pointing at stuff though. Thank you to Bob's co-worker for providing the wand!

One thing I must say, is that if you go, I recommend the grill restaurant. We tried the buffet before, and it was just fine. A regular buffet. But we found the grill to be very good. Reviews tend to point out the inadaquecy of the restaurants. It's not 4 star, but it's not terrible. I'd rather not have to pay 1.50 for fries...but the food quality for the price I felt was quite fair. Bob and Sue split the rack of ribs and they said it was very tasty. Our dinner was very good...hopefully the other diners weren't upset when our daughter decided it was time to take off her swimming suit. Really, I looked away for just a minute...probably because I was shrieking as to why our other daughter had disappeared from her high chair. (Where we found her under the table...this happened 3 or 4 times! The slipping from the high chair, not the removal of swimsuits)


Eric and Jamie said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Eric and I will have to take the kids up there soon.

~C said...

this looks like lots of fun!

Arline said...

Such fun. Looks like the entire farmily is enjoy it. Just watching the young ones is fun.