We took a long weekend trip to the Wisconsin Dells to visit my Aunt Sherrie. Prepare for lots of pictures!!!! It was super fun and Liam enjoyed his first trip ever to the dells! My Mom came with us because my Dad had golf on Thursday and was going to drive on his own Thursday night. We left at bedtime Wednesday night and made it to the Dells around 10pm. Liam transitioned well to the pack and play. We hung out and chatted for a little bit before calling it a night.
Joe wanted Dunkin’ Donuts so bad so he went as early as he could and picked us up coffee and donuts.
After breakfast we started our day with an almost 2 mile walk. I tried to run a little bit but the air was thick with humidity and as the sun came out it got hotter and hotter. We decided to head back to the house and straight to the pool.
We ended up spending most of the day by the pool. It was a very relaxing day.
After we all showered and got ready for the day we decided to go downtown to the main street and walk around and go to dinner.
Joe wanted a new Wisconsin Badger hat so we headed to a sports store. We ended up finding Liam the cutest Badger hat too so we HAD to get it for him. He just looked too adorable in it.
There is this clock that tells a story every hour on the hour so we stopped there and watched for a little bit. We also went to the jerky store and cheese store before heading to dinner.
We couldn’t wait to have dinner at MACS Macaroni and Cheese Shop. We had been talking about it all day and what kinds we were going to get. My mom got chipotle mac, Joe got buffalo chicken mac, and I got jalapeno popper mac. All were really good but I think my mom’s was the best one this time. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of our dinners but don’t worry we went again on Friday with my dad and I snapped a few pictures.
After MACS we walked around a little bit more. They have a street blocked off where there is a boat and a stage for nightly entertainment.
Then decided it was time to head home to get Liam to bed. However before he went down Joe, Liam, and I went for a little ride on the UTV. Liam loved it. Don’t worry, he didn’t drive! 🙂
After Liam went down we spent the remainder of the night chatting and watching the Olympics.
My dad arrived late Thursday night and got some great snuggles with Liam in the morning. Liam rarely snuggles anyone so this was a moment worth capturing. So cute!
It was a super rainy morning so we tried to keep busy inside and watched more of the Olympics while we waited for the weather to clear. It worked out pretty nice because Liam was able to stay on schedule and get his nap in before we had plans to leave the house.
Once Liam was awake we decided to go to Timbavati Wildlife Park. This was the perfect activity for Liam. There were so many animals for him to see.
There was an adorable baby monkey. Liam liked the monkeys because they moved the most. They were fun to watch.
There was also a parakeet enclosure where you could feed the parakeets. There were so many of them and they were so pretty. Liam was very entertained by all the birds but after about 5-10 minutes he had enough and was ready to move on.
They had pig races too so we decided to go watch that. It was a slow race and the lady had to encourage the pigs to move. However, the pig I chose, Sw-einstein, won the race.
After the race we went to see the giraffes, kangaroos, and turtles. The giraffes were super close and they scared Liam.
This was a super fun family event. We weren’t super impressed with the park and the size of the enclosures but it was a good activity to get us out of the house and entertain Liam.
There was a candy shoppe by the park so we stopped there and got a few treats while Liam played on one of the carousel horses with Sherrie.
Then we decided to go mini golfing. We started at the little park they had there so Liam could get some play time in. He enjoyed it very much.
Then the men mini golfed while the women watched.
I was able to get some cute pictures of Liam. He learned how to blow kisses this weekend and it is about the cutest thing ever!
Joe let me shoot the last 2 shots for him while he held Liam. It was fun!
Then we headed downtown again and back to MACS. This time I got the taco mac, Joe got the hangover mac, my mom got chipotle mac, Sherrie got cheeseburger mac, and my dad got mama’s mac. My taco mac was really good. The cheeseburger mac was good as well but not what I was expecting. Joe and I both agreed that my dad’s mama’s mac was really good too and maybe one of the best ones there if you are looking for a simple mac and cheese dish.
We walked downtown a little bit more after and then the women and Liam headed back to give Liam a bath and to bed again.
Joe, my dad, and my twin cousins Riley and Andrew went to do a Zombie outbreak and go-karts after dinner. At Zombie outbreak they have to “kill” the zombies and I guess it is pretty scary. They had a lot of fun.
The night it rained again and was a little rainy in the morning. After more coffee and more donuts, my dad and Joe went to mini golf again while we tried to decide what to do for the day.
We ended up deciding to go to the outlet mall. It was huge and there were so many stores. I ended up spending most of my time in Old Navy and Nike. It was a lot of fun and Liam was a trooper.
Once we got home we decided to play croquet. We weren’t entirely sure of the rules but had fun playing none the less!
Liam woke up from his nap to watch us play and eat a snack. He looks so grown up!
We decided to make dinner this evening instead of going out which was a good choice. We had burgers and they were just what we all needed.
We played with Liam after dinner then it was bed time for him.
My dad and Joe decided to go mini golfing again while my mom, Sherrie, and I stayed back to relax and watch more Olympics.
We had planned to leave around 10 or 12 but Liam had other plans. He woke up quite crabby. We ended up leaving around 8:30 and Liam slept the whole 3 hours home. He was a tired boy after such a busy weekend.
We spent the majority of our day relaxing and settling back in to life at home.
We did visit our friends Colin and Emily for a few minutes since they won’t be able to make Liam’s birthday party. It was great to see them.
Then it was bath time for Liam, bed time for Liam, and House of Cards for me and Joe.
We headed to bed pretty early to get some rest before Monday!
We are so thankful for such a fun and long weekend in the Dells! Thank you to Sherrie for hosting us! We are so happy to have been able to spend time with you!
Have a great week everyone!