Tuesday, April 14, 2009


This past Spring Break our family took the best vacation ever. You know it was a good one when your kids are already asking when we get to go back. We went to Silver Mountain in Kellogg, ID. It was PERFECT! We stayed at the Morning Star Lodge, it's kinda like a condo, for the whole week. We had our own kitchen and even a washer and dryer. The bathroom was huge. We had a one bedroom suite with a queen sleeper in the living room area. The kids loved sleeping together on "the couch". If you have never been there or heard of this place, you seriously need to check this place out. It's not very expensive, and there is a Wal-Mart right down the road. The first night we got there we went to Wal-Mart and bought all of the basic groceries we would need for the week. And then on Tuesday the fun began.

Here are the three of them in their cool sleeper sofa bed.

Do I need to say anything?

This was the view from our balcony to the indoor water park. Yes, it snowed and snowed and snowed!! The boys were very happy!! You will see why.

This is us on Tuesday morning on our way to the water park. In our swim gear, in the snow. Nice!

I had to get one good group picture before they all ran off in different directions!

This water park truly ROCKS!! There is something for everyone here. A toddler area, three water slides, one of them being a family raft ride. A Flo-rider surf/boogie board area, hot springs, hot tubs, water basketball, lazy river. It was awesome!!

This is Jacob playing with Kelsie in the toddler area. Kelsie was a little overwhelmed by it all and was very timid about going in the water. The older kids were so good about playing with her and making her feel comfortable.

Kayla on the toddler slide. Do you love her goggles?

This is how Kelsie spent most of her time - Watching all of us on the Flo-Rider.

This is how Kelsie spent the other half of her time.

This is what the boys did on Wednesday and Thursday morning. They were running a special - Buy an adult lift ticket and youth were FREE if you were staying at the lodge. The adult ticket was only $10!! SCORE!

My boys!!

Jacob had a great time, he was very sore the next day.

Kelsie's "job" while at the water park was making sure that all of the tubes on the lazy river stayed neat and organized. It was hilarious watching her try to line them up and keep them straight while people kept taking them and dropping more off!!

They played and played . . .

. . . and played some more!!

Isn't he tricky!!??

Jacob and I on the lazy river.

They had a hot tub on the roof of our building. Kevin and the kids thought it would be SO COOL to sit in a hot tub, on the roof, while it was snowing!!

That water was REALLY HOT compared to the temperature outside!!

Relaxin' after a LONG day.

Everyone is exhausted . . .

. . . except for Kelsie.

It was a GREAT week and a very memorable vacation. It was so convenient to be able to go back up to our own space to have lunch and dinner. We made our own pizzas one night and spaghetti another night. We had ice cream and a Wii Tournament that, of course, Jacob won. Our kids have asked if we can go there this summer or for Christmas. We are definitely going to go there again.

Enjoy some video of us on the Flo-Rider. Of course every time someone had a "good run" we never had the camera going. Of all of us, I think Kayla was the best one and of course I only have her one bad run on video.

12 Thoughts:

Heather said...

Yes, it is so AWESOME there. We want to go back, so maybe we'll plan it together with you. Love the videos!

AOlson said...

Oh Heather that would be SO fun!! I would definately be up to that!!!

PRP said...

Sounds like a blast! We've been itching to try that place out...

dots said...

WOW that looks like a blast!! We'll have to check into that next year for spring break!!

tharker said...

I've been wanting to try out this place ever since Heather blogged about it. It looks like such a great place with something for everyone!

How awesome that Kevin's ticket was so cheap and Jacob's was free!

Love the video!

lindsay>boo said...

That looks like so much fun! I'm glad you could have such a great Spring Break. I really want to go there!

brookb said...

WOW! Daniel had to come and see the blog post for himself, this place looks fabulous!!

Chief Momma said...

Was it cold if you weren't in the water? I hate being cold, so I'm curious.

It looks so fun to be with just your family...smart move on getting the condo with the kithen in it.

Jodie said...

It looks like ya'll had so much fun! But, I am just wondering if you tried the Flow Rider?

AOlson said...

Chelsie - No, it was not cold at all INSIDE the water park. It was very humid. Of course it was cold when you got out of the hot tub or the hot springs but it seemed like you warmed up real fast.

Jodie - Yes, I actually did do the Flo-Rider. It was so fun!! Unfortuneatly I am the one who always has the camera ready to capture moments, Kevin usually forgot to grab the camera. He did get one of my runs on video though, but it's on his phone. I haven't even tried messing with getting the video from his phone to the computer.

Word to the wise - not that anyone who reads this blog will have a problem with it - DO NOT WEAR A TWO PIECE ON THE FLO RIDER!!!! I can't tell you how many times we had to cover Jacob's eyes because some dumb girl went out there and ended up with no top or bottom when she got thrown off!! I am not even kidding!! It happened over and over. You'd think they would learn, right? The line of people waiting their turn got a huge peep show many times.

Kris said...

This looks like the best Spring Break EVER. My kids would love to go and swim and play at this place. It looks like a great getaway. I love all the pictures and the Flo-Rider looks fun. I want to do that this summer.

Jodi said...

That looks so awesome! We were totally lame for Spring Break. I'm glad you guys had so much fun and I love the video - it looks like so much fun.