Then when he arrived home, I had the suitcase packed, directions written out, and we were off to an unknown to him destination. As he drove he had a list of what color card to ask for and from which child. (Karl Mikal and Heidi each had 4/5 cards all different colors to give him as he called for a color. This worked great especially since Heidi is a pro at her colors.) The final stopping point was the Great Wolf Lodge.
We spent one night there and had a great time. As we pulled in Karl Mikal got so excited because he remembered being there with my family last summer. As we walked down the hallway to the elevators, Karl Mikal was literally jumping up and down with excitement. After we changed and got on swimsuits Heidi joined in the excitement, by saying, "Go SWIMMING!" with as much emphasis as she could put on swimming. After dinner, swimming, and story time we went back to the room, sang Happy Birthday again and enjoyed a cookie cake. Then we got up Friday and spent the rest of the day at the GWL. You can stay all day after you check out until the park closes. We left the GWL at 5:30 with Karl Mikal saying he didn't want to leave as he drifted off to sweet dreams! Poor guy was exhausted!
Then Saturday evening I had planned a family and friends surprise party for Karl. He had no idea and fell for all I told him. It was great! He wound up having a work function to go to from 1-4 on Sat, so when he arrived back home around 4:15, he was greeted by family and friends.
He has told me several times how much he enjoyed his birthday. I am so glad and was so happy to do it for him. Thank you Karl for being such a wonderful husband, father and christian man. I love you for honesty, integrity, servant heart, and all the love you show our family and others. Happy 40th! Here's to the next 40!