Last weekend we drove up to the mountains with my brother Charlie and his family. We are now too many to pile into one vehicle, but that's okay because as you can see... the "many" we are working on are a riot of fun!
Arriving at the lake and laying out a plan...
ALL of us?
Beginning our hike around the lake (or part-way around the lake!)
Too bad no one knows how to have a good time!
Some serious balancing.
The water wasn't deep, just deep enough to make a sopping wet toddler (and his or her mom) miserable!
Uncle Char demonstrates his water filter
The boys (that would be Zack and Uncle Charlie) find snow and use it for the only obvious purpose - snow balls. I steered clear of this goings-on, but I was impressed at Zachary's speedy maneuvering and accurate throwing arm!
Auntie Hannah Double Decking it:-)
My brother is a fantastic dad! Really he is - you DO see what task he is undertaking here?
Some of the crew thought it was warm enough for a dip in the lake. I was not one of them. You know that if you pack your swim suite "just in case" you are bound to "need" to use it. Reportedly Eleanor (age 3) had this conversation when packing her back back:
Ellie: "I'm going to go swimming at the lake" Dad: "I think it might be pretty cold..." Ellie: "I bet not. I think it'll be warm enough" Dad: "I doubt it Eleanor. There's still snow up there." Ellie: "Well... we'll see who's right."
(Hmmm. the apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it Char? AND, you obviously haven't learned not to argue with a three year old! HA!!) Clearly we see who had the last word;-P
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times