TBT – Remembered these photos from our Atlantic City Vacation back in Summer of 2014. We happened upon this life-size Monopoly game board on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Was such an incredible surprise, and Lil Kid loved playing on the larger than life game board. Our family has gathered over a (quite competitive) game of Monopoly over every Holiday for as long as I can remember – so this had a fun meaning for us.
Our yearly St. Patty’s Day cookies. Lil Kid LOVES to cook. He’s well on is way to a Michelin Star. Mom, not so much. It once took me over an hour to figure out how to turn on the oven, my husband does not allow me to use a sharp knife (*due to previous incidents) and I’ve started a fire in the microwave 3 times. This is not an exaggeration. A cook, I am not.
But Cookies from a tube that don’t resemble any shape and taste like processed sugar? Consider me Martha Stewart.
Here – our annual St. Pattys Day Cookies. Lil Kid is obsessed with sprinkles. His chef secret? It’s all in the ratio, 1:1. One container of sprinkles to one cookie. Shhh, Don’t tell.
After a relentless, brutal, awful, soul numbing winter in NYC we needed a break. Cabin fever was at an all time high. We ventured to a much bigger cabin in the woods – the infamous Great Wolf Lodge in Scotrun, PA. A massive complex with a massive indoor water park that really hit the mark. The hotel is beautiful with a north woods interior and décor – complete with a fireplace that is larger than our NYC apartment. But the fireplace is not the only thing that is bigger, the lobby is a grandiose 4 stories tall. Part Davey Crocket, part Disney-esque woodsy escape, it was fun and inviting. Past the kitsch you come across the reason why you are here- windows overlooking the massive sprinkler system – the indoor water park. It’s about 3 stories tall and leaves you speechless. I look back to Lil Kid and see his jaw on the floor and his face is lit up like Xmas morn.
Later In the waterpark itself you’ll find all the usual suspects – lazy rivers, wave pools, slides, and heavily chlorinated water a plenty. Lil Kid had a blast frolicking in the water and became ‘slide guy’ quite quickly. He was mesmerized at the massive 3 story slides and apparatuses. Next time small fry, maybe next time.
After pulling our pruned selves from the water our mini man hit the mini glow-in-the-dark golf. Probably a bit too young as his idea of a hole in one is placing the ball in cup by picking it up and carrying it, but hey- whatever works. Tiger started somewhere.
Next our mini man tried his hand at mini bowling. Yes- even the bowling alley here is great for kiddies – as they were constructed with shorter alleys and mini 5 pound balls. Lil Kid loved it and didn’t want to leave. We also made the pre-requisite stuffed wolf friend – a la Build-A-Bear style – to take home before leaving.
Other fun involved a cheesy animated bedtime show with scary looking ‘are we at chunky cheese?’ characters followed by a bedtime story in the hotel’s lobby.
Overall – We had a great stay and it was just what the doctor ordered for our cabin fever. Proud to say we have definitely joined the wolf pack and will most likely be back again soon.