"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Great Wolf Lodge we HEART you!

We had so much fun at Great Wolf Lodge this past weekend with Blake's side of our family.
Savannah and Sadie are besties and it's so cute to watch them! Sadie got up the courage to go on the big slide and loved it!

Thank you Cooper for still putting up with my picture taking madness!

He was also kind enough to share his dipper from his Fun Dip when his baby sister screamed for it. Only.when.you're.the.fourth!!!

Aren't they little supermodels?

Savannah thinks Emery is her baby and wants to keep her forever. Wish we lived closer baby girl!

The boys howling like wolves as we were talking about what to do next!

Sadie was not as into the wave pool as the boys were. Thank goodness because it was cold!

Sadie preferred pools in which she didn't get drenched or even splashed!

So did BabyCakes. She loved the water!!! But she did NOT enjoy getting it in her face and hair.

Is she not the cutest little lovebug? And we only had one man stop and look around worried for where her parents had gone. HA! Right here dude, the two glowing white people in front of her. She belongs to us.

Sadie and Blake during storytime. I tell you what this place is SOOO fun! Its such a joy to see our kids in amazement. Who needs Disney when you've got GWL so close? (Disclaimer: I've never been to Disney)

Oh my! I ADORE this picture. Just something about that face and the way he's looking at me.

It's so wonderfully perfect how the boys have eachother and the girls have one another. Jackson is 10 months younger than Owen and almost 6 months older than Cooper. Savannah and Sadie are just 10 months apart.

She was so determined to walk in the water. She is getting fast too!

We had so much fun and made a ton of memories. One that Blake and I won't quickly forget was when we took all 4 to the hotel room for naps and WE fell asleep before them. We woke to all 4 playing and BabyCakes squealing because someone took her toy. WHOOPS. Best parenting moment ever! We were flat worn out! In case you are wondering, 4 kids is just perfect for us! Emery is our caboose and we've had more moments than we'd like to admit where we know we are complete as the Shockley 6!


Norma Murphy said...

Two comments... Emery is just like her Noonie because I don't like to get my hair or face wet either!! AND, YOU HAVE been to Disney, Molly! You were 4 and I think it is time to go again!! Love, Mom/Noonie

Kristy said...

We love that place too!! I cracked up at your comment about only one person wondering where Emery's parents were. I get so tickled at the strange looks we get when we are out. Our twins are mixed, so I am sure some people think I was stepping out on my wonderful husband.
I would like to throw out my guess that in the top ten list of comments received by others the comment "WOW, you sure have your hands full" is near the top.