The envelope his "clue" came in said, "To Luke: For your outstanding work in kindergarten."
The next 45 minutes were hilarious and a memory Rog and I will treasure forever. Our boy is a gabber, but this was a whole new level. He couldn't stop talking or bouncing.
We checked in and spent very little time exploring ... it was Luke's agenda and his agenda was to hit the waterpark. To be honest, I was surprised with how brave my cautious boy was. The yellow slide (below) he rode first is pretty big ... one where you have to lie on your back and cross your arms and legs. He didn't even hesitate! He got to the bottom and raced back to do it again (and again).
Luke rode every slide except the Howling Tornado. 4" too short for that one. It was a blast. He loved it so much, especially the one where all three of us could go on together. We debated about bringing Laney, but I think it was the right choice to leave her to adventure with Nonna. She would have enjoyed the waterpark, but it was so special having one-on-one time with Luke.
It was getting close to 6pm, and we knew we had to get food in him, even though Luke wanted to stay in the waterpark longer. The grouchies hit as we were waiting for our food, but a little glow-in-the-dark putt-putt golf perked him right up.
After another waterpark session in the morning, it was time to head home and get our sweet girl and give her the pink wolf Luke "bought" for her.
In case you were worried about poor Laney missing out on our big Great Wolf Lodge adventure, rest assured
Happy was her heart, too.