Friday, August 28, 2009

Family trip to Dallas

We decided to do one last hurrah before school started... to kind of end off the summer. Well, it didn't exactly go as planned because we weren't able to get a reservation (at a good price) until the Friday after school started. That was okay, not much could be happening on day 4, right? We left right after school on Thursday, because I had a Dr. Appt. in Lawton. We got to the hotel around 9:00 and the fun would soon begin. There is just something magical about hotels! The kids were so excited to pick their beds, set up the hide a bed, and turn on the TV. For some reason TV is so fun in a hotel. Maybe because they get to be laying in bed to watch it!
Friday morning we had a yummy breakfast and then headed to the mall.... we were going to the American Girl Doll Store!!
We were meeting up with our good friends the Neilsons so we decided to wait for them to go to the AG store. The girls begged and begged to go ice skating, and we gave in. It was the first time for all of them and they loved it!! (Maile stayed by the wall the whole time!
We also got to eat some yummy fries!
Then we were off to doll heaven! The kids were excited to see their friends and spend their summer reading money! They each got to choose one outfit for their doll! (that was lucky because you could potentially spend lots of dinero there...... girls are expensive!)
Well, our ultimate destination was the Great Wolf Lodge!! Such a fun place. It is a hotel with a huge indoor water park and this one even had an outdoor pool/park also! We had been to one in Virginia in 2005 and were excited to go back!
Look at all those blondies!! So fun to be with the Neilsons!
Here is our crew out in front of the hotel!
This is right inside the lobby. You can see the indoor park in the background! They are ready to go!!
Micah and the boys.
Here are the girlies! They played hard for 1 1/2 days!
Ashton was crazy about this slide and would walk up to the top and go down by himself... he wanted to do it all day long! It was really cute!
Kennedy and Grace in the outdoor pool.
Ashton had fun sitting on this little bike thingy, but never quite figured out how to squirt it!
But Maile and Landon mastered it!
Here are Landon and Jaike. They are best buddies and have known eachother since they were about 3 months old! They sure had fun together!
By the end of the second day the kids were soo exhausted! They played hard! We left the waterpark when it closed at 9:00 pm. We hit the Wendys drive through and went to a different hotel (cheaper since we were done with the park). Both boys fell asleep in the car and we carried them upstairs to the room. They never woke up... not for dinner, diaper changes,pj's, or anything! It was really funny!
The kids loved riding on the luggage cart. (it's that hotel magic again). Check out that cute cheesy grin!
A sure sign of a successful family vacation.... a happy, licorice covered boy in a carseat!
We had a blast! It was so fun to see friends and spend great time together as a family!


  1. What a fun trip! I love the passed-out picture of the boys! That takes tired to a whole new level!

  2. I love it. I forgot to ask how your trip went. It looks like you guys had a great time.

  3. Looks like tons of fun. Everything is more fun when you're on vacation.

  4. This looks like waaaaay too much fun!!

  5. You guys are so good about getting out and doing fun things together! I love the picture of Ashton on the slide. What a brave boy! You are looking so great! Miss ya!