Monday, January 21, 2013

Great Wolf Lodge

We spent a terrific weekend at Great Wolf Lodge.  A cold January weekend is quickly forgotten when you're inside a fun water park.

Evie definitely enjoyed it the most.  She was a great age to enjoy all the rides of the water park and the other activities in the lodge.

The boys got their first taste of video games.

Lodge characters showed up a few times per day.

New hats from Aunt Carissa.

Evie did great on all the slides.  Her favorite activity, though, was a leap pad course in one of the pools. 

The boys were a little overwhelmed at first.  The water park is loud, large, and can be intimidating for a 2-year-old.  After a few tries, Jack and Will turned into sliding addicts.

During one 30-40 minute session, Jack did the kiddie water slide 52 times.  William was only 5-10 behind him.  Over and over and over again!  

Every 5 minutes a huge bucket of water poured down on the park.  Everyone went under the waterfall at least once during the weekend.
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Monday, January 14, 2013

2012 Best Pictures

I'm going through the annual process of organizing my pictures from the previous year.  So many great memories!  Final numbers:
  • Total pictures:  4693
  • "favorite" pictures: 786, which included
    • 327 of Evelyn
    • 313 of William
    • 307 of Jack
    • 134 of Randy
    • 87 of Erin
    • Next highest - Chase (33)

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Friday, January 04, 2013

Holiday Home Project

We bought our house in the summer of 2008.  Since then, we've painted and installed new floors in basically the whole house.  In December we tackled one of the few untouched rooms in our house, the main floor half bathroom and laundry room.  I removed the dryer, sink, washer, and toilet and repainted.  Erin picked out new flooring and had it installed.  I returned all items to service.  Very nice results!

BEFORE:  bathroom

BEFORE: laundry room

DURING: bathroom with some spectators

AFTER: Laundry room

AFTER: Bathroom
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