Saturday, October 16, 2010

Road Trip!

Last weekend we had such a blast on our Aggie road trip to Dallas. We stayed at the awesome Great Wolf Lodge and went to the Cowboys Stadium for the Aggie/Arkansas game.

Plugged in with a snack for the drive

Andrew loves his "eat-fins"

The boys were immediately transfixed by the water park

We had the coolest room which had a kids' cabin inside it with bunk beds and windows and a kids tv just for the boys. They were so excited!

We let them visit the top but since there were two lower beds we didn't let either of them sleep up there. Maybe next time!

The had to test out their beds. The one below the bunk they named the "house bed" since it had a roof =-)

Hey Mama look at us in our house!

Andrew said "I'm going to sleep in my log cabinet" (that cracks me up, especially considering the family business)

We quickly changed into swim suits and headed for the water park. This is the perfect water park for me since I have to be so careful in the sun, I didn't have to constantly worry about covering up and loading up on sunscreen which made the trip much more enjoyable!

The giant bucket was dumping out directly behind us in this photo, thus the expression on my face and Andrew looking over his shoulder in fear!

The boys loved shooting the water cannons from the jetskis

Water slides! We started off on the kiddie ones

Go Adam!

Go Andrew!

Afterwards we all went and rode the ones by the giant bucket but I didn't take my camera because it would have gotten soaked. Adam wanted to go again and again but Andrew needed some encouraging. His sensory issues were majorly overloaded but we were proud of him for going down the big slide.

Pa & Kate

We then got dressed to go eat at Pappasito's!

When we got back we watched some Magic Quest which is a neat clue type game for bigger kids with a Magic Wand that activates different things like interactive treasure chests and talking portraits and such. Pretty cool!

The talking trees and singing native american show comes on throughout the day and there is a pajama story time every night at 8pm.

The next morning we got up and enjoyed a very kid friendly breakfast buffet

Then it was back to the water park where the big folks took turns enjoying the more treacherous water slides. I enjoyed getting to ride the Tornado Tube slide with my parents and sister and hearing everyone scream and then doing it over again with Kenny, Dana, and Shawn. Very fun!

Then it was time to clean up and head to the big game. Last year we didn't take the kids, fortunately because we had to walk about a mile and half to the stadium from where our bus dumped us out and then it poured on us as we ran back after the game, it was miserable. This year we were blessed to sit in a box that had room for the kids to wiggle around so they got to go too and we were able to park super close, which was a life saver!

Check out these seats, Jerry Jones knows how to do it right!

I don't know what's going on in this picture but I love Ben's face!

The boys were so excited that Steve and Amy came too!

Aggie Family

Singing the National Anthem, so sweet!

Ben took a really nice snooze!

All the cousins in the matching overalls we made for them

The game was pretty good until we lost it at the end =-(. A win would have been the only thing that would have made this weekend any better.

After the game the boys got to go trick or treating back at the hotel

Afterwards my parents took the kids to dinner at the hotel with the rest of the family while we went out for a peaceful grown up dinner with Steve & Amy, very nice!

The boys recieved wolf ears at dinner which they then wore all day Sunday. Here they are prowling down the hall on the way to breakfast howling like wolves ;-)

After breakfast it was time to load up and head back home. Pa came up with the fun idea to give each grandkid a wolf to remember the weekend by. This was a huge hit with my boys and they've slept with them every night since!

Andrew & Wolfie

Adam & Lafitte

This trip was so much fun, we will never forget it! If you've been thinking about visiting the Great Wolf Lodge you should definitely go for it! Such a cool place!


6 Monkeys and Me said...

Glad you had such a fun time! I have seen those overalls a few times before but just tonight noticed the "Class of 2029". So stinkin' cute!

Lynn said...

All I can say is...can I be your kid?! Sorry the Aggies didn't win! How could they do that to Adam and Andrew?!
These words are so very comforting! Praying in Seattle!
Job 19:25-27 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
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Lynn said...

Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers!
Isaiah 43:1-3a But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel...
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Michelle said...

I'm so glad you update your blog regularly! I love seeing what the boys are up to these days - since I haven't seen you guys in awhile. I just realized the boys were born on my birthday - making them more special to me!! Im blessed to know all of you!
Michelle (the Riggs' "aunt" from Temple)

Lynn said...

Christ Himself gives us these promises. Know that I'm here praying!
Revelation 21:5-7 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
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Lynn said...

Stopping by to let you know I'm still here praying!
Psalms 59:16-17 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
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Lynn said...

Know that I continue to pray!
Psalms 62:1-2 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
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lmworley416 said...

Praying in Seattle!
Psalms 62:5-7 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
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Team Tanneberger said...

I look forward to taking the kids to Great Wolf Lodge when Linc's a little older. Such a fabulous place for families! Linc's still sleeping---so hard to get our act together in the mornings!

Whitney said...

That place looks amazing! Glad you had such a fun trip. The boys are adorable.

lmworley416 said...

Lifting up prayers!
Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
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lmworley416 said...

Continuing to pray!
Lamentations 3:21-26 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
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lmworley416 said...

Praying right now.
Psalms 9:9-10 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
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