Surprise Birthday Fun

So last fall, I started thinking about birthdays for this year.  About 18 months ago we celebrated my second son’s birthday with a surprise 11th birthday party here.  He was horrified as Robert pulled the truck down the driveway we knew because he slid down his seat to the floorboard!

But that was a while ago.  I decided it was time to have another fun year of Birthday celebrations.

So, last week, we went up for AG’s orthodontist appointment and told the kids we would picnic afterward.  I told them the duffle bags in the back seat were hand-me-downs to drop off a friend’s house.  They were CLUELESS!!

So after the orthodontist, I handed the first clue to E to read to the family.  It took us to the store to stock up on supplies for our BIG Adventure!

Next was a stop for lunch – another clue taking us to Torchy’s Tacos in Grapevine – we give it a double thumbs up!!

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After lunch I handed them the final clue with three riddles – one for J E and AG.

J figured it out almost immediately – it took a minute for E and A – but before too long they were all cheering!

P then pointed out that we did not have bathing suits!!  Oh no!

Then, I revealed that the duffle bags were in fact all our clothes for our overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge!!

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So much fun!!

We celebrated all three birthday (1 in Feb and 2 in April) as a family and we had an amazing time!!

IMG_1727The whole two days the kids just kept   telling me thank you and how great this was!

We did get a room that had a little kids area which they loved!!  The enjoyed some hot cocoa in bed with a banana as we waited for Daddy to wake up!

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This girl even went down almost all the slides!  With me or Robert or with a brother!  It was so fun to watch them buddy up and make deal with each other!

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IMG_1729Happy Birthday to my three!!

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