Friday, July 30, 2010

Chippewa Falls

Last weekend we took our first family vacation and met up with our friends Jim and Bridget and Becky and Shea in Chippewa Falls, WI.  Normally, we do a BWCAW trip with Jim and Bridget (sans kiddos), but because both of our families had welcomed new arrivals in Spring, we thought a family vacation (with kiddos) was more appropriate this year.  Next year, we will be back to solitary wilderness however!  :)

It was wonderful to see Maddie -- our 4 yr old godchild and her new little brother, Ethan.  And, it was also our first adventure sleeping in ONE HOTEL ROOM with our new family of four.  All in all, in went OK.  But, it is definitely worth the splurge to get a suite with a seperate room for the kids...just saying...and I say that more for the 2.5 yr old than I do for the 3 month old!  Apparently, sleeping in your own queen sized bed is very exciting...LOL.

Sam (3 months) and Ethan (2 months)

The weekend was spent RELAXING, using the waterpark that was in our hotel, walking and exploring downtown Chippewa Falls (blink and you'll miss it) and, of course, the obligatory LEINIE's brewery tour!  :)  Max and I had down the brewery tour during our honeymoon (our roadtrip of northern WI), but it was nice to revisit.  Of  course, even better with friends along!
Just before this picture was taken, the kids threw coins into a fountain.  Max wished for "water".  We turned around and found a bubbler (yes, not a water fountain, a BUBBLER).  Needless to say, he was very excited.  :)

So were big Max and Jim....

Such a sweet boy...

I thought this bridge was really cool so I wanted our family photo taken by it.  Love it!

Lil Max was being a little shy...

The Beco has defintely gotten 5+ stars from me.  Not only is it comfie to carry Sam in (for 3+hrs while we walk), but it can also easily accomodate a 29 lb toddler (goes up to 45 lbs technically) enough so that he is comfortable enough to TAKE A NAP IN IT.  The nap may have only lasted 1/2 hr, but I was impressed!



It was lil Max's first experience on a water slide.  He was hesitant to go down the first time, but his first words after we went down were "I do it again!"  Gotta love this kid!
Ever since we've gotten home, Max keeps asking us to go on "another vacation".  We told him if that once he starts wearing underpants that we'll take him to "Mickey's House".  How's that for incentive?  LOL


Anna said...

I love how "conked out" Max is in the Beco. Oh, to be able to sleep like that...

Emily said...

Sam and Ethan could be twins!!!

monnie halberg said...

Yes, those babies could be bros! They look a lot alike.
So glad you enjoyed your vacation!