post by casey.
so someone totally DID puke in the freaking lazy river!!!! My brother-in-law, Dave, witnessed it while we were waiting for tubes to come by and made me aware. I thought maybe the guy spit up a bit but Jacob was still further out in the water and so I said to Dave: DO NOT TELL YOUR BROTHER. Anyone that knows Jacob or has ever seen him change a shitty diaper;), knows that he has a very weak gag reflex!!! I hardly finished my sentence when Jacob looks down and sees full on puke/chunks/crap floating by - this guy fully puked:/! Dave and I immediately died laughing, while Jacob stands perfectly still with a frightened look on his face saying: What's going on?!?!? What IS that? IS THAT SHIT?! WHAT THE HELL!!!!????. Omg, Dave and I were dying! Poor Jacob;)
and so....year3: the water park!
lets start this post with a little flashback, if you will...one of my favorite Dells photos:
this was year1 - which you can see in full HERE. Theo and WillB were just a few months away from turning a year old, which means we would very soon find out we were expecting RockyP!!!!:) We've come a long way in our planning and finessing of this trip! In 3 years we've created a pretty great system and when we remember to bringgggg all the food - Courts forgot a few meals this year...not like she has anythinggggg else going on in her life...9 kids or anything?!;) - things go pretty smoothly!
you can check-out year2 HERE - where Rocky was with us and only 3MO old:).
2 outta 3 ain't bad;)!!! - Court and Jacob's faces!!!;)
this year we changed things up a bit and got 2 - 3 Bedroom Deluxe rooms at Glacier Canyon Lodge. Link to where we stayed - HERE. It was magical! In the past, we've stayed in 4 Double Suite Wet Bar rooms at the Wilderness Hotel. Those were also so nice but ultimately, we're SO glad we made the switch to the Deluxe rooms because there was so much more room! Courtney and I - mostly Courtney;) - make the main meals and bring the coffee maker and we also have ALL the kids between us;)...so it's just been easiest for us to have rooms next to each other and then this year...shared! When they run to church, we can watch any kiddos they leave behind in the morning and with Jacob and I having left for our Tulum Getaway early the last morning of our Dells trip, Court and Dave were in the same space to watch our sleeping kiddos after we left for the airport!:)
not to mention, our sister-in-law - who helped do all the research on rooms this year, Thank you, Renee!!! - saved our mother-in-law - who has graciously paid for the rooms for the last 3 years, which acts as our 'Christmas', instead of presents and such, which we all LOVE! - a BUTT-Load of money. Almost $1000!
We think that it's so cost effective because the Deluxe rooms are a bit further from the indoor water park, compared to our old Double Suites, that were much closer. But this was a non issue for us...saving that much money and gaining that much space, was absolutely worth the walk:)
rocky lovedddddd the wave pool - UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!;)
i can't really express to you how closely this swimsuit resembles Theo's entire personality! I struck gold finding this swimsuit of amazingness!!!;)
rocky loveddddddddd the lazy river - UNDERSTATEMENT;)
family photo or BEST PHOTO BOMB?!;)
we got a GoPro recently - purchased HERE - to take on our Tulum getaway, and so the kids got a kick out of playing with it all weekend! I was seriously impressed with some of their shots and video! In the quick movie I put together, at the end of this post, you'll see some tube clips that Lia got!
jacob wasn't impressed with my song selection but I'm still new at this and my song list is pretty limited and I had babies hanging off me and I wanted something upbeat and SO THIS IS AS GOOD AS YOU GET!!!!!;)
we missed out on an opportunity for a photo of the entire group, unfortunately! But I'm thinking we'll have to at least make this a tradition!:)
it was a 3rd, wonderful, year! We all look forward to this Annual Tradition so much and Homer's already asked several times since, when we can go back! Jacob and I have talked about maybe taking them again this summer! I think a few of our 'followers/readers' are seasoned Dells goers! If you have any tips or tricks, please pass them along!!!!