Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Things Learned on Vacation

Right now the kids are watching Sponge Bob (a nice treat since we don't have extended cable at home) in our African-themed suite, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to share some pics ( we are having a bit of technical difficulty with the picture posting and since I've just been informed that everyone is hungry for dinner, I'll work on those pics later) and a list of things we have learned so far from our stay here in Wisconsin Dells.

1. A February family vacation to an indoor water park should definitely become an annual tradition.

2. Bowling with both kids is surprisingly a ton of fun. The boys in our family are much better bowlers than the girls, though. I did bowl a personal best (including a strike, but still somehow did not manage to break 100!), but Zach and Ben were still able to beat me. Lucky for me, Allie's complete lack of coordination, in addition to an inherited absence of bowling ability, allowed me to escape my typical last place position.

3. It is entirely possible for a 32 pound 4-year old to take up approximately 3/4 of a king size bed, leaving the remaining 1/4 of the king size bed for her two parents to share.

4. Allie is the daredevil of the family, enthusiastically embarking upon every single water slide possible. Zach, on the other hand, always the more cautious of the two, is just starting to warm up to the idea of the water slides. His favorite slide: one that we nicknamed "The King" for its blue tube that reminded us of "The King" from "Cars."

5. Vacation isn't vacation without lots of yummy food that I don't have to cook, complete with dessert (I even got German Chocolate cake!).

6. Allie may have a future in ceramics. Her hand painted vase is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.

7. Apparently, kids will sleep really well after walking up innumerable flights of steps and flying down water slides all morning long.

8. Leaving a day earlier than we originally planned was by far the best idea we've had in a long time.

9. Four words: Lazy River. Hot Tub.

10. Wearing flip flops and splashing through warm water is far better than wearing snow boots and trudging through the snow.

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