Showing posts with label family traditions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label family traditions. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Great Wolf Lodge fun and tips!



For the past 4 years, we’ve had a Christmas tradition of going to Great Wolf lodge! I’m pretty sure I have many posts from the past about it!

Great Wolf can totally be done on a budget but also can get quite expensive with all the ad ons. Since we have been many times and know what we like, we budget in advanced for the cost! 

We usually stay 1 night. We’ve done 2 nights in the past, just depends on the great deal you get ha!



The water park opens at 9am, so the day you check in you can get there early and enjoy the water. Even though check in is later on. You can just leave your bags at the front and they will bring them over to your room. Then you can grab a locker in the water park and put the rest of your things after you change and head in the water! Or! Get the cabana!




The past few times we went with family, we split the cost of the cabana.

We love getting the cabana for the group. Instead of getting a locker you can just put your stuff in the cabana and there’s a safe too. So get there for 9am and go straight to your cabana, The cabana comes with towels, water, juice, some fruit and some snacks. They also deliver your food right to the cabana :) 

We always get the meal plan. It’s definitely worth it. Kids under 3 are free so that’s great too.

For the lunch the dads got burgers and fries, the moms got chicken fingers and fries haha (salads available too) the kids got pizza and hotdogs.


My older son was the height for all the slides but the rest of the littles could only go on a few. But there’s a wave pool, kids hottub, adult hot tub too, lots of slides for the big kids and the little kids Ha! Even the dads had a blast.


Great Wolf lodge isn’t only about the water park. It’s the whole experience.  At Christmas it’s fully decorated with lights and it’s soo festive! We love it! Santa even shows up for pics! 



Oh back to the meal plan. The meal plan comes with lunch, dinner at the buffet and breakfast at the buffet. 
They have a good selection of food and desserts.

My little guy was standard with the nuggets, fries and pasta. 
Mr K had everything, from salmon, mussels, pasta, Mac and cheese, ribs and a huge ice cream bowl with all the toppings.


We stayed in the water park until 4pm (water park is open 9am-9pm) then headed to the room to get some rest, shower and come out in our Pj’s for for dinner. That’s a must at great wolf! 

We always get the wolf den suite with bunk beds for the kids! 


In the evening there’s soo much to do at great wolf lodge. 

They had a snow fall! (Bubbles)
Story time for the kids! 
PJ dance party! 
They have a few cafes for mom and dad to get coffee or delicious sweets and ice cream  haha

Our kids have had the paw pass in the passed
Which gave them their wolf ears, magiquest wands (which we activate every year) and their stuffed animal (which you choose and stuff when you get a paw pass)


The magiquest game is all over GreatWolf lodge so it’s always a fun game with the kids and adults going through the stairwell and all the floors waving their wands.




Ohhh and I can’t forget the arcades. We always end the evening at the arcades. Playing allll the games!







We all had a blast! 

Mama T tips!
Bring bathing suits haha duh!
Flip flops! 
Robes for the kids is good for when they walk over to the room.
Pj’s! 
Waterproof phone cases!
I recommend getting the meal plan too.
Bring snacks for your room for the night while you cozy up and watch a movie with your fam. I brought water bottles, chips, candy, granola bars. 
If I think of anything else I’ll add it in the comments.
Or just DM me on Instagram and I’ll be happy to answer any questions!


Since the falls is just around the corner and it was a nice Sunday afternoon. We stopped by the falls and even did the journey behind the falls! 150 ft down by elevator and through the tunnels, behind the falls! 






Ha! Those rain coats were needed. 
The kids were fascinated. 



**this post is not an ad, although may sound like one ha! Just sharing my family adventures! - Mama T

Friday, April 12, 2019

Catch up

My blog has always been sort of an online album with descriptions of all our memories. I still haven’t decided if I’ll continue on this way or change it up. I do love being able to read back on different stages of our lives and how far we’ve come; hence, growing towards a dream... my 10 years ago self  had many of the things I have today on my vision board! 

Back to being “back” since I missed sooo many months of posting, I’ll quickly add 100 pics below haha!! With short descriptions. Jusssst so I can have them logged here! Haha 
Then the next blog post I want focused on our February family trip. You can see many of the pics on my Instagram too. 

Ok here we go!
August 2018! Baby M turned 3!!!!
 This little 3 year old is full of energy but loves a good cuddle. He’s super sweet and loves singing. Especially Drake songs. Gods plan his fave! 







My birthday is in August too! This year (2018) I had a little weekend getaway with my mom, who shares the same birthday as I, and my sister and aunt! We went to two sisters winery and had soo much fun. I can’t wait to do it again this year! 



This summer we got a boat! Soo many of our weekends and weeknights we were on the water! 










Ok this post might be longer than I thought haha. 

We can’t forget our yearly traditions of camping! 

Last year was even more fun with baby M being older and loving the great outdoors. 






Over the summer we decorated the new home and had many family get togethers. 




We had our thanksgiving day turkey tradition. The kids love making the turkey all together. It’s a whole family event! 







Oh wait, can’t forget that Mr K also started a new school! He was so brave! I was so worried about the switch, but as always he shocked me! He loves his new school. 


Ok where are we. Hmm. Our fam traditions. TFC soccer, great wolf lodge, Santa! Christmas and New Years! 








Kris turned 7!!! It’s been Minecraft everything, everyday! 


Our unfinished backyard has a hill which was the BEST this winter! Soo much fun! 















Great wolf lodge is always so much fun. 


Santa! Haha baby M was still terrified. We all had to sit on Santa. 

Happy New Year! Haha. We hosted NYE at our house and everyone had a blast. 



Winter has been long! And cold! 



As I quickly summed up the last 9 months 🤦🏻‍♀️ I wish I would have blogged each of those moments with more detail! For now I just wanted to get up to date. Although I missed a whole lot! But you try scrolling through thousands of pics haha. Not easy! 

So that leaves me to my next blog post before I get back to regularly posting.

Our 2019 family vacay! 😘😘if you read up until now you are awesome. I’ll be back soon!