Splish, Splash


This weekend, we took my daughter (& family) to the Great Wolfe Lodge for her 7th birthday. We had a great time in the water. My kids loved the water slides and wave pool. My birthday gal has no fear and loved the water coaster and Geizer Gusher! Yikes! I was very content in standing at the bottom and clapping.




We had birthday cake

pizza and went to the arcade at night. Everyone loved the bowling...you get the most tickets from that one! The next day, we swam all day...till our fingers were shiveled to nothing.

She ended the weekend stuffing her very own grey wolfe to take home. Hard to believe she is 7! How DID that HapPeN?????

61 comments:

Pam D said...

Awwww, Sandy.. you are the BEST MOM EVER! I know your little sweetie just LOVED turning 7! Who wouldn't with all the wonderful, thoughtful,and beautiful celebrations she had going on all around her? She is growing up... AND growing in God...

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh my goodness, how fun! What a wonderful idea for a birthday celebration! :) Your kids look like they were having the time of their lives, too. :) Please tell the birthday girl HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I'm sure she had a wonderful birthday! I love the huge cupcake cake!!! You're a great mom!!!

Blissful Nikki said...

Happy Birthday to your little one!! What a GREAT gift! :) And look at that huge cupcake! How cool!!

Liz said...

OMGosh... I think that I in love with that HUGE cupcake. YUMMY! That hotel looks very nice! It looks like she had a great birthday!

Becky said...

WOW! That looks like so much fun!!! Makes me long for summer... what a great birthday!

mysteryhistorymom said...

What a wonderful birthday! So glad you all had so much fun!:) Lori

Heather said...

How Fun1 What a memorable trip!

The Thompson's said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday now your seven,
Happy Birthday to you!!

Looks like so much fun. Glad it went so well.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Naomi said...

Now, THAT's a place for a 7th birthday party!!! My goodness, I don't know of anything like those waterslides over here; my just-turned 8 year old would go nuts if I showed him those slides! And THAT cake! I HAVE HAVE HAVE to have one of those for my birthday - I have no girls to make one for... so it has to be me... Your daughter sure looks like she had a wonderful day. Happy Birthday to her - she's beautiful!

Dawn said...

i love these indoor water parks! we went to one in MI a couple of years ago... looks like a great time was had by all. family adventures are the best!

by the way, i made youe cheese/bacon dip thing yesterday and it was gone before i knew what happened! thanks for the recipe :)

April said...

I am so touched by what you did for your daughter's birthday! You ROCK!!! I bet she was so excited! We have friends who went to the Great Wolfe Lodge last summer and they had such fun! Sure looks like your kids had a ball! It's something they will ALWAYS remember and look back on with a smile!

You mentioned that you can't believe she turned 7 years old Well, just wait 'til she turns 17...now, that's hard!!! So glad you all have a fun birthday weekend!!!♥

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

What a fun birthday!!!

Love the look on her face when she opened the school set!

edie said...

Looks like so much fun Sandy!

Astrid said...

That looks like the BEST Birthday EVER!

I've been wondering if my girlies would think a water park would be fun. I'm not sure...I'm afraid they would freak out.

lmerie said...

That looks like a great day! Too cute of a look, the one with the school set! so animated - she is a cutie!

duchess said...

That place is wonderful. I've never been but have friends that love it.
Glad she had a great birthday.

the undomesticated wife said...

We have one of those here...I thought it looked like a fun place!

I just love her birthday cake! So cute!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Hey! That cake looks familiar! ;) Love it!

We are fans of the Great Wolfe Lodge-sooo much fun! I can tell you all had a blast...Seven? Where DO the years go???

At Home In Georgia said...

Well that is the way to celebrate a birthday! Looks like lots of fun. I love the HUGE cupcake cake...did you make it...super cute.

new every morning said...

HOW FUNTASTIC!!!!

I have heard great things about that place. I need to make it happen, I know my kiddos would love it!

Your birthday princess looked adorable and so excited. I loved the pic of her opening her present. Classic! The cake was beautiful... did you make it?

Jboo said...

What a fabulous birthday celebration! That looks like so much fun! Your little princess is simply adorable!

Have a great week.
Janet

Betsy said...

What a fun birthday weekend.

Organized Chaos said...

We did the same thing for my daughter's 7th bday in November. We went to the Williamsburg location. Which location was this Great Wolfe?

It was much nicer and relaxing then planning a party and cleaning the house!

LuLu & Co. said...

Oh Sandy, it looks like you had the best time. your children are just darling! The cupcake cake was too cute!!!
LuLu

Darlene said...

It looks like she had a BLAST! I LOVE that huge cupcake cake. We have a Great Wolf lodge fairly close by. I think we are going to have to give it a shot. Looks FUN!!

Carrie said...

What a great birthday! Love the cake!

Kelly said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! I love that cake and the picuture of your daughter opening her gift. Priceless! She wasn't too excited was she?

Lindsey said...

Awww! This looks like so much fun!

Nikki said...

How fun! It looks like she had a wonderful birthday.

Montee said...

Oh my gosh! What a great birthday celebration. Your children look so precious.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a fun birthday! (It is amazing how you simply blink and they're another year older. sigh.)

Connie said...

What a cutie and what a cute birthday cake!! Did you have it made? How did they do it? Connie

Joanna said...

What a great birthday she had! It looks like a lot of fun...And what a nice change of pace from the cold weather to go swimming...

Valarie Lea said...

Oh my gosh that is the best Birthday ever!! That is also one awesome cake!

Katie said...

You are the coolest mom!! It looks so fun, I'm glad everything went well. What a nice break to this borning cold weather.

AndreaLeigh said...

what a great birthday! that pic of her opening her present is priceless!!

heather said...

What a gorgeous girl!! And what a super FUN day! Happy Birthday!

Jo said...

How fun ~ we are doing something similar this February with my family in Michigan. Words can not express how excited I am to put my glow in the dark white body into a swim suit in the middle of February for all to see. If you see a glow coming from northern Michigan you'll know it's me!

What a fabulous birthday for such a sweet girlie!

Jo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Such precious pictures of a fun time with your little birthday girl and other kiddies! Loved it all! I'm glad you took us along with you. It made me smile!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sit A Spell said...

How fun! We love The Great wolf lodge!!! I even go down many of the slides. We are going to Kalihari...the largest indoor water park in America this month...can't wait to feel 82 degrees!

Glad she had fun...yes they grow quickly...my little girl is taller than I am at 13. sigh

Laurin R. Kelly said...

Just Beautiful! How wonderful!

Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun! I've heard of that place but never seen pictures!

::Jan:: said...

Like I have asked before, will you adopt me please oh please.

How fun. Picture perfect day Sandy.

Jennifer said...

WOW! Looks likes soo much fun! We stopped at Blue Harbor Resort this summer in Wisconsin. (I think it is owned by the same people). We had a blast. I think my husband had even more fun than the boys :) Happy 7th Birthday to your sweet girl! It does go fast doesn't it :(

Jen

Jodee Leader said...

What a fabulous birthday celebration. We are headed there in March and I can't wait!

Lora said...

LOVE the birthday tiara and the giant cupcake cake!! Looks like you had a blast!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun...for everyone!!!!
Thanks for sharing...and that crockpot chicken? I will be trying that this week.
thanks!!
Suz

Anonymous said...

Hummm looks like I have been their

The Blonde Duck said...

That's what I want to do for my next birthday!

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh man that sounds like the perfect birthday!! I wish my hubby would throw me the exact same party! I love water parks! She looks so adorable in the pictures...what a cutie! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Preppy 101 said...

She is so cute!! Looks like so much fun! The cupcake cake is fabulous!

Life with Kaishon said...

We just LOVE Great Wolf Lodge at our house. We wanted to go last time Sabria and Naji were here and I forget what kept us from going. I think a birthday party I forgot about or something... Don't the years just fly by? In the blink of an eye!

Mimi Sue said...

My oldest will be 33 tomorrow. How did THAT happen? Looks like you guys had a ton of fun. Enjoy every minute. It goes by so fast. Mimi

Smelling Coffee said...

What a wonderful memory! And I LOVE the cake! You have the cutest children!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

What a b-day! I am so jealous!!

M ^..^

Colleen said...

Looks like a fun time!!!!! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

Ms. Tee said...

How fun and what a nice break from the cold weather! Your kids look so happy! :)

Pink Hearts and Polka Dots said...

What a fun and wonderful birthday! There is a GW not too far from us, but I' ve never been. Looking at these pics, I think I need to go!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Oh, that looks like fun!

GFCF Mommy Octopus said...

OMG, I absolutely LOOOOOVE that cake.
She is a very lucky girl!