Monday, August 22, 2011

It's a pretty big deal

The kids and I recently took a little trip to the
Which I'm sure you've never heard of but we've been hearing about for the past 3 years, since we moved to Minnesota.
It's kind of a strange little place. My sister described it as
"a disneyland/carnival/theme park/waterworld/las vegas in the middle-of-nowhere Wisconsin"

I'd say that about sums it up.
Anyways, my mom and little bro Landon were visiting my sister Tiff in Chicago so we decided to meet up.
The Dells made perfect sense, being about halfway between here and Chicago.

The kids were sooo excited to see cousin Madden!
And Aunt Tiff, Grandma, and Uncle Landon.

First thing we did was take a DUCKS tour. A vehicle made for land and water.
Everybody loved it (the tour guide most of all)

Then we checked into our room at the indoor/outdoor waterpark resort we would spend the next couple of days at.
The room was AWESOME!
Plenty of space for the kids to run around, enough rooms so we could put kids to bed then stay up way too late talking and watching movies, a huge kitchen to prepare meals in, and of course a jetted tub in the middle of the living room.

Half of Monday, all day Tuesday, and half of Wednesday we were here.
And yes, mostly inside since it was freezing outside! The indoor waterpark was bigger and better anyways. Noah loved every minute of it and Alex shocked me with how brave she was. She'd go on anything I told her to, there was nothing we did that she didn't do too.
There was a great play area for the toddlers too, everyone had a blast.
So much so that we didn't take any pictures.

Wednesday afternoon we headed over to the Deer Park, a main attraction in The Dells (like I said, a strange little place).
The deer roam free and the kids get to feed them and pet them.
The toddlers...hated it. Totally freaked. I couldn't put Avery down even once.
The big kids liked it, although some of those deer were a little agressive.
My favorite was when Alex, laughing nervously as the deer swarmed around her said, "I rather wish they were in a cage!"

We got one last picture of the cousins and then it was time to say goodbye and head our separate ways.
It was a quick little trip but so much fun!
Thanks mom for organizing it!

p.s. I love having my sister a mere 6 hours away. I'm going to be so sad when that comes to an end. Tiff are you sure you guys want to move back to AZ?? A better idea would be to wait and see where we are moving and then base your plans around that : )


Tiffany said...

Seriously. Why haven't we been meeting up at the Dells every summer since I've lived in Chicago?? We are idiots. And so was our Ducks tour guide.
I will tell Randy to hold off on interviewing for jobs...because our living proximity to each other is much more important than my husband's life-long career.
Or maybe you guys should just take some interviews in Az ;)

JoAnna said...

Fun!! It is so good to see pics of you! I miss you so much, Sum-Bum!
That hotel room looks awesome and your kids look so grown up.
I can't believe that your sis is moving away already! Are you for reals??

Faye said...

Loved seeing the pictures of our fun trip - now if I could just lift your whole blog post on to mine - I haven't caught up with anything since I got home. Glad you guys are doing the documenting of all the fun :)

Sarah said...

What an awesome place! Who knew? I love that you and Tiffany are close to each other, I would give anything to have my sister only 6 hours away! I hope you end up not too far from each other in the long run. Being close to family, especially sisters, is the best. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you guys! :)

Lexie said...

The dells looks awesome, what a fun place to go with family!