Sunday, April 3, 2016

let's go to the wisconsin dells!

At the end of February, Bart had several days off of work, so we decided to take a mini family vacation.  We started off by driving to Milwaukee and spending the day.  Our favorite activity there was the children's museum.  It's much bigger and more fun than any around here, and all the kids had a blast.

 Even Bart had a great time!  This tower got so tall, I began to worry that it was becoming dangerous to all the kids around us, so we had to "evacuate" the block area so it didn't fall on anyone.
 After a night in Milwaukee, we drove to the Wisconsin Dells, which is apparently the waterpark capital of America.  There are lots of waterparks within a few miles of each other, and several of them have indoor waterparks.  I don't have any pictures of us actually at the waterpark (bummer!), but here are a few from around the resort:

 This baby tiger was often in the lobby of the resort, and we all loved to see it.  This may have been Everly's favorite part of the resort, as she was not very fond of the waterpark.  The first day she cried and tried to get away from the water.  The second day, she had stopped trying to fight us about getting in the water, but she certainly didn't seem to enjoy it.  By the third day, she would actually reach down and splash in the water a bit.  Very different than the twins who lived in Florida as babies, and by the time they were her age, they would jump in from the side of the pool, and become angry if we didn't let them go all the way under the water before coming back up!
 Bart had to speak at the PA school in Madison, WI the last day of our trip, so after we dropped him off, the kids and I had a few hours to kill by ourselves.  We found a movie theater and decided to see The Good Dinosaur.  I was a bit nervous about taking all four kids to a theater by myself, since Everly doesn't sit still in front of the TV at home for more than 30 seconds.  I was even more nervous when Krew decided to act like this before the movie started:
 But, I'm happy to say that it went well and we all enjoyed the movie.  Krew has even declared it his favorite Disney movie!
After the movie, we picked up Bart and headed to our favorite burger place in Madison, Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, for some delicious dinner, before heading home where we took 3 days to recover from our 4 day trip!

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