Christmas Day they opened gifts from Santa, Aunts & Uncles, and Grandma B. It was PLENTY of stuff. The very last gift was a bag with the stuffed animal wolves and a note that said something to the effect of "we're your new wolf puppies, name us, love us... yada/yada/yada. Come visit our home at Great Wolf Lodge yada/yada/yada." It should have just read "GREAT WOLF LODGE" and it would have been more dramatic.
So, on Sunday the 30th the kids were bursting with excitement, bags packed and ready to go. We drove up to the lodge and got there at 1:30. Our room was ready and we quickly got ready to hit the water park. After some swim time we enjoyed the other hotel activities.
|brought her favorite toys|
For this trip we got the kids the "Paw Pass", this included a bunch of the hotel activities that you could pay individually but with the pass it was cheaper. We didn't do this the first trip, and I knew the kids wanted to do most of the activities so we went all in.
First mission - ICE CREAM!
Then it was time to begin MagiQuest. This was pretty cool. Gwen loved it, but Jack and Maddy were maybe a year too young to really enjoy it, or have the energy. Each kid got a magic wand and is sent on quests throughout the hotel to find clues and earn ruins that make them, I don't know, senior magi? The clues are hidden in stairwells, the lobby, hallways, through the 8 floors of the hotel. It was exhausting, but super fun.
|Yes, that is how much Maddy liked it|
|Violet and Gwen|
|Jack and Blizzard|
We finished up the night with story time in the lobby that included SNOW! Or as close as we'll get to snow anyway.
|Waiting for the story with their buddies|