Before heading out to school this morning… she’s such the cute little rebel. She had been yammering for shiny black doc martens but they don’t make the style she wanted in her small foot size but we lucked out and found them elsewhere. I should have had her pose with her new black ‘punk princess’ messenger bag. I fully expect to see her with her guitar fronting a band dressed just the same in a few years but with more snarl and less hugs
We had a long day – Hayley came home from my folks, went to a birthday party, headed to our neighborhood Fall/Halloween Festival and then watched Twilight outside at the Lanes’ house on their huge projector screen. Cold but much fun!
I was helping during the festival so I didn’t take many photos.
We are now back the Great Wolf Lodge and had lots of fun. Great Wolf is an indoor waterpark resort and they opened one up a few months ago outside of Charlotte. First off this place was awesome – the adult gets a wristband that works to get you into the waterpark but also is your room key and works like a credit card to bill to your room. So I didn’t have to carry cash or a key for days! We had a great room where Hayley had her own ‘Wolves Den’ with bunkbeds and TV. Our room was less than a minute walk to the waterpark and arcade.
I took some photos but often I was too damp to get out the camera plus the lighting is wonky. We did the waterpark each day – Hayley’s favorite was the Howling Tornado ride which kicked my butt. I liked the huge 1,000 gallon water drop every few minutes, the fake beach pool that had high tide every 10 minutes and playing basketball in the pool. We hit the spa, the arcade, their version of Build-a-bear and Hayley played Magiquest several times every day, which was spread out all over three floors of the resort. She eventually finished all the quests and got a “Questmaster” badge. We left the resort one night to head into Charlotte to see some old college friends Mary and Hillary with her adorable daughter Vivian. It was so good to see them!!
We are wiped out! We loved the place – it’s pricey but with everything in the resort, it was so simple to just chill out and have a blast.