Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ohio/Indiana 2011

We were fortunate to be able to take a relaxing trip to visit Joel's family again this year. It's always so fun to spend time at the lake house! It's so fun to see the cousins (all 8 of them!) playing so well together....and we are very thankful that Joel's family is able to come up to the house when we are coming.

We left at 3:30am both trips (there and back) which worked WAY better than trying to sleep in a motel. The kids were PUMPED that we were getting up "in the middle of the night" excited that Oliver didn't sleep until Kansas City. (2 1/2 hours later)

But they traveled VERY well, and really were so good for the whole trip. Here are some highlights--we were so busy having fun we didn't take a great variety of pictures--but boating and swimming was DEFINITELY a highlight!
(playing Polly Pockets all together...)

(supper out on the deck)

(jumping and swimming off the boat--couldn't get a good 'in the water' one...)

(jumping in the water...this guy got so good he was turning somersaults UNDER the water! A big step for him!!)

(Oliver mid-dive)

(playing in the sand)

(guess who decided to pull out the cherries in the van on the way home?? Me. It got a little messy...)

(Thankfully, we all got lots of rest on the way home!)

1 comment:

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Soooooo, that's a VERY sweet pic of Lily sleeping (the last photo) -- definitely a keeper. Also, that's super awesome about all of Ollie's brave new tricks in the water. He was telling me last week here that he was going "upside down" in the water (I wasn't sure what all he was talking about)....