Friday, February 8, 2008

The Great Wolf Lodge

Well, we did it! We took our family vacation from 2007 - only a few months into 2008. Our little family is big on vacations - we love them and look for every opportunity to steal a little time away from reality. Unfortunately 2007 had a few things going on and we weren't able to take a family vacation except to the Hospital, and we got a pretty cool souvineer. So, when Joe heard about a conference at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, we knew it was our chance! We left Tues. about 3:00 and returned Wed. at 3:00. How's that for a 24 hour road trip. I woke up Tues. to a stomach bug, but was able to mentally ward it off since I wasn't going to miss this trip. For those of you that don't know about this place, it's a hotel(resort) with an indoor waterpark, wave pool included. Check out all the stuff it has in the background of our pictures. Erin had a blast, Anna loved the water and slept like there was noone else in the room, Mommy made it without "losing" it, and Daddy was very relaxed.

Daddy and His Favorite Girls!

Look at the massive treehouse and waterslides in the back.

Daddy and his beautiful daughters! (Don't you love the matching swimsuits!)

Erin got to go to storytime at night in her jammies!

Erin is always a sucker for oversized, dressed up characters. This is Wiley Wolf. Erin and I went on the Wolf Walk to learn about wolves while Daddy was at his conference.

Just one last picture to show the cool entrance. A couple times a day, this "comes alive" and the animals and trees start talking.

We are very thankful the Lord allowed us to take a mini-vacation and spend some quality time as a family - just the four of us. But, next time, we want all of you to join us. Can you say Marriage Conference '08! (the kiddies have to come too though - it's so cool!)

Monday, February 4, 2008

And in this corner....

We have Anna Maggiore weighing in at a whopping 13 lbs 8 oz!
Anna went to the Dr. today for her 6 month checkup and all is well. She is holding steady in the 10th percentile for weight and 25th for height. Petite but Powerful!!! We had a great visit with our regular Dr. who feels Anna is doing very well! Her calcium levels also came back perfect so we are clear for no more meds. Hallelujah - Let's eat prunes, drink milk and be happy!