Friday, January 23, 2009

Great Wolf Lodge and St Joe's

Tuesday night we stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge. The was our third time there. We like to work around and go during the week when everyone else is in school and working. Not only are the rates great but there aren't many people there either. We had a great time to say the least.

Every time the bucket was getting ready to dump Dominic and Blaise would get under it. Here is Dominic about to get soaked.Blaise was a little fish and was going under as much as he could in that life jacket. Xavier and Daddy in the pool

For dinner we brought in some pizza

and of course we had to go down for story time with Wally.

On the way back to our room Blaise wanted his picture taken with this particular wolf

The next morning we got to swim and play some more!

Dominic walking over some wiggly tree stumps

Zachary even got his first experience in a swimming pool! He really seemed to enjoy being in the water.

Xavier was happy to be jumping into 5" deep water all by himself

...and we finally got him to go down one of the smaller slides

Hopefully see you next year Great Wolf Lodge!

We also planned our trip so we would be able to visit our godson close to his birthday. We stopped by on the way home to see him on his last day before he turned one.

They even made a cake for the eve of his birthday so we could share in the party.

Not bachelors anymore huh guys? :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A visit with Jonny and Marlys

January 18th was our nephew's 2nd birthday so we drove to Kansas City. Tom's brother and his family took us to Union Station for dinner that night. We ate at a place where the food is brought to you by a train on the wall! Fun Fun! Here are the engineers:

Here are Tom and Jonny with some of the boys
Aunt Marlys and Xavier
Union Station had a train exhibit and we stopped by. Xavier was thrilled!

and Dominic loved studying it.
Here are the cousins at the hunger awareness display in front of a train made of cans of food.
After that we went on the real train bridge and felt some trains go under the walkway.

The next day we were off to the Great Wolf Lodge...

Sledding etc.

Zachary is now 4 months old! ... and growing as I type.

January 10th was a pretty warm day so we went to the big hill at the neighborhood school. Dominic couldn't get enough. Blaise got cold and tired pretty quick and Xavier enjoyed being pulled around by mom.
Dominic and a neighbor friend


Santa brought us a 3D movie (Journey to the Center of the Earth) There are the guys with their glasses. What a novelty!