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"....so 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!!)
(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!)
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