Friday, April 15, 2011

Why I've been absent...

My birthday present from Pat and the kids was a trip to the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. It was AWESOME. Especially the Hospitality Suite that Patrick reserved for us...

2 tv's, an eat-at kitchen bar and fancy murphy beds that gave us SO much extra space!
All that extra space was helpful, seeing as how we had 3 kids and a Daddy who decided to contract Strep throat days before we left. He was a trooper, despite being utterly exhausted and unable to swallow more than a few bites at a time...
Pat's strep didn't stop us from enjoying the water park,
Cold Stone Creamery...or the mini golf at the Indoor theme park that is available at Kalahari.
They even convinced me to ride the Ferris Wheel...

I am still not too happy about that decision.

My daughter, the circus acrobat. She convinced me to go through 3 stages of this high wire obstacle course before I bailed and turned back.
Over and over again, she just whipped through that course while I shivered and shook on the ground.
Evan did a few levels too!

When a resort randomly offers you a free poolside cabana? TAKE IT. It rocks.
Another death-defying feat by my 5 year old. In this picture, she is calling back to me, "It's ok, Mommy! You're not going to fall!" Yeah, it's not the FALLING I worried about, it was the smacking into the wall on the way down that had me concerned. Needless to say, she climbed that wall several times. I? Did Not.
4 days of water slides, go-karts, laser tag, rope climbing, rock climbing, mini golf, pizza, ice cream and family togetherness...

And now I need a vacation to recoup.

15 comments:

Helena said...

I blinked (like, for a really long time) and missed the right time to say, Happy Happy Birthday, Tracey! I think I'm a whole two weeks late. So, happy birthday for being "nearer to 40 than 30" PLUS two weeks! Yeah, I know—it doesn't have the same ring to it, does it. But I do hope you had an excellent day, just the same.

Your holiday looked amazing. Look at you, all golfing and climbing and ferris wheeling! AND you did all that at the age of 35. Good job, Oh Fossilised One! You'll be posting about climbing Everest next. I will not be surprised.

Hope your hubby is getting better. And that your vacation to recoup is going very nicely indeed. I'm picturing it right now. Deck chair. Pina Colada…

LceeL said...

It looks like you had a really good time. Well done, Patrick.

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday!! Looks like a great trip!!

tz said...

Looks like a fun time! Love family vacations like this.

hahendrix said...

Looks like you guys had a blast. :)

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Whohoo! What fun! So glad you got to get away and have some fun (minus the heights!).

WhisperingWriter said...

How fun!

I wanna go there now.

nmaha said...

Haaaaaaaaaaappppppppyyyyyyyy B'day. Sorry I missed the actual day.

Such a fun vacation, though I have a sneaking suspicion that the kids enjoyed the gift a much as you :-)

Steph said...

What an awesome way to spend a birthday!
We usually go in February (cabin fever) and this was our first year at the indoor theme park - that place was so cool!
Did you guys get to do laser tag too?

Clayton Thomas said...

Ran across your blog on Twitter. Happy late birthday! Sounds like you really had a great time with the family! Strep is no fun. Congrats to your husband for being a real trooper!!!

Clayton
http://www.claytonpaulthomas.com
twitter: @claylauren2001

Lisa Noel said...

looks like a lot of fun!!!

CaraBee said...

What a wonderful trip! I would love to do something like that. Sadly we're a couple years from anything like that with our little lunatic. She would give me apoplexy if we attempted it now.

Good on Patrick for picking such a great birthday present!

mep said...

Looks like fun! We would like to try an indoor waterpark one of these days. We meant to go this winter, but I guess it could still be fun in the summer when it's really hot outside.

Sorry I missed the Chicago blogger lunch gathering. It's tough for my to get away for more than short errands on weekends (or anytime, really) these days. Maybe I can make the next one though!

CJ said...

We swapped states! You were here and I was there!

daryl said...

Looks like your having fun. Can I join next time? LOL Daryl California Escrow Service.

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