Then it was down to the water park.
This place was amazing! They had a bunch of different areas and it was nice and warm inside. They said it was always 84 degrees, but I think some areas were not quite that warm. The kids played in the kiddy area for a little while.
Then it was on to what turned out to be Mattey's favorite area, the lazy river. She enjoyed the fact that she could walk around or float on tubes and after the first day, she had enough confidence to do this without her swimming vest. Her and Kelly spent a lot of time in this area. Kade also enjoyed bouncing around in this area. There were a couple of smaller slides that the kids tried out, and then it was on to the big ones. Megan went down the big slides on her own tube by herself and Mattey went down on a double tube with Kelly. Megan loved it and this was the first of about fifteen trips for her, she tried to keep track. This would be the only trip for Mattey, she was not thrilled with the speed. The last day of our trip I was able to talk Kelly into going down again with Kade because there were two different slides and I convinced her that the first one she went on was the fastest and that the other was not as fast. Oh yeah, speaking of Kade. He ABSOLUTELY loved the big slides. I think he and I could have walked up those stairs all day and he would have been in heaven. He also preferred the faster of the two slides. It was fun and really fun to listen to him hooting and hollering as we slid down the slide.
Later we had dinner at one of the restaurants in the lodge.
After dinner we enjoyed a small show that was put on in the foyer of the lodge. This show was fun the first time, unfortunately they replayed this show in the next hour and then we weren't so sure we enjoyed our close proximity room.
The next day was filled with more swimming and some arcade fun. The kids enjoyed some games and of course loved those games that give away those wonderful tickets which can then be used to buy the high class prizes that end up littering the floor.
The last day was some more swimming and some crafty work. Mattey colored her own pillow case and Kade and Meg colored knapsacks.
A trip home with some tired kids who were all focused on the movie, with Kade taking a break or two to look at a new super hero book and eat some Oreos.
We had a lot of fun and hopefully, next year at this time, the kids will remind us how important it is to take these small trips together.