Ava and Sophie had the whole week of Thanksgiving off, so we planned a 3 day 2 night trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA. It's a short just over two hour trip.
We left the day Molly turned 7 months.
The Lodge was all decorated for Christmas!
There was a buffet restaurant we ate for dinner both nights and breakfast once. It was super cold the days we were there, so we managed to stay inside the nice heated resort the whole time.
Molly liked the green beans.
The room was so made for families. Plenty of space for kids and separate space for Mom and Dad. And two bathrooms, so our tradition of baby-in-the-bathroom continues! The fireplace in the room was my favorite part. It really made it feel like a lodge and a winter retreat. I didn't mind at all being on nap duty when Molly slept.
Dunkin Donuts for breakfast was a real treat.
There were so many slides and fountains and things for every age in the water park. Ava did every slide there, even the biggest one that even Donny said had some pretty big drops. Sophie was a few inches too short for the biggest slide, but she liked the rest.
Molly's first time in the pool. She loved it!
Lily is our adorable coward. She does no slides even though she is tall enough, but she's perfectly content watching everyone else.
This was a favorite. The water is very strong, and you're trying to stay on the boogie board as long as you can.
Of course I finally convinced Lily to do the lazy river with me, and she gets dumped by a huge thing of water. Sophie and I remain untouched. Lily still loved it, "lazy" is just her speed evidently.
We hit up the Cub Club when we needed a water break, which has all sorts of crafts the kids can make. Ava loved coloring herself a tshirt. Sophie and Lily made masks.
Ava signed the back with hearts and her name, the year. She also wrote notes and left them in our room "I love Great Wolf Lodge Love Ava 2013" My little pre-teen in the making.
Molly chewed her rubber chicken while her sisters crafted.
Pizza for lunch
And lots of quality time together.
After dinner one night, we bowled in their little alley with miniature balls. Donny bowled the whole game with Molly in his arms.
Eating ice cream while the characters put on a dance party in the lobby.
Bedtime storytime with the characters.
The arcade was a lot of fun. The girls are wearing their prizes.
Lily wanted a picture with this bear. He was outside of the ice cream shop.