Friday, February 26, 2010

Karson's 10th Birthday

I know I'm way behind and haven't posted in awhile so I am going to try and catch up. So get ready for blog overload as I try to update from June 09 to February 10.

On October 19th Karson turned 10 years old. I can't believe that my baby is actually double digits. This was a huge birthday year for her and so we decided to take the whole family to Great Wolfe Lodge in Charlotte to celebrate. Jamie was going to a Metallica concert on Sunday night so it worked out perfectly. We arrived to the hotel on Sunday afternoon around 2 and to our surprise our room was ready. So we took our stuff in and immediately changed into our swimsuits and headed to the water park. The kids had so much fun exploring the indoor water park and going down all the water slides.
Luckily Zac was tall enough to go down all but one of them. We then had pizza and headed back to our room to change into our pj's and to let daddy change and head to his concert. At 7pm the hotel has a story time in the lobby and you are encouraged to wear your pj's. The story is told in front of this huge tree and it moves and it's really cool. Afterwards the mascot Willey came out and took pictures with all the kids. On Monday morning the kids were awake bright and early and ready to go back to the water park. We spent most of the morning again going down the slides and playing in the wave pool. The hotel was empty this weekend so we were able to just walk up the massive amounts of stairs and climb right on the slides. The positive was that we were able to get right on the negative was that we were exhausted because we never got to rest waiting in line. Someone should really invent an escalator for the water parks. Anyway after lunch in our room we went and played Magic Quest. This is a fun game located all over the hotel where kids get to look for clues and perform magic with their wands. They played for about 2 hours and again it was more climbing stairs as it is located all over the hotels 3 floors in the lobby. For dinner we took Karson to the restaurant in the hotel for her birthday. For her cake we ordered the campfire desert and they sang happy birthday to her. We all shared this huge desert which was ice cream, waffle cone logs, and cotton candy for the fire. That night they had a trick or treat thing set up in the lobby to give the kids candy before story time. After story time tonight we fell fast asleep. On Tuesday morning we went to make paper mache wolves in the lobby. The kids really enjoyed learning how to make paper mache and decorating them.

Afterwards Jamie and the kids enjoyed another hour in the water park before we headed home.
The one thing I learned is when they say on TV that they keep the water park at 85 degrees year round that it doesn't feel that warm.It was actually quite cold inside after you were wet. There was no sun to warm you up!!

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