You guys, we have had veesitorres and we have been summering hard.
Not throw-up-on-the-boardwalk hard, but certainly all-pier-traffic-revolves-around-me hard.
Rocks are so much easier than sand to remove from small mouths, I can’t say I was upset to arrive at high tide.
We went to the fair, where my Dad considered trading in his pastoral career, or at least taking it to the next level with actual rather than figurative sheep.
Gavin could not have been more thrilled with our house guests’ gift of someone his own size to greet each morning.
The other kids could not have been more thrilled with our house guests’ zest for life and willingness to play.
It wasn’t all play – we made them help set up that trampoline in the wee hours of the night first :)
On the long weekend we all got away to celebrate my grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary! My parents rented a place for all of us to stay where everyone had their own bed and each family their own bathroom. It was the first time we’ve all been together in close to 4 years so that was amazing.
Shenanigans ensued. People are right, my mom and I do look alike ;)
The men bonded over board games.
And hiking, but really, I would’ve had to go along to get that picture, so you’re going to have to use your imagination there. I have only one of them returning – mountain hikes are hard for little legs.
There was boating and beaching, Chinese food and speeching. There were long chats and early mornings. Then we were home again, jiggety jog, but the fun didn’t end yet.
There are stories to be read!
Trouble to be played!
Horses to be raced!
But sadly, my sisters are already gone and Carl is also gone for 10 days and this week we’ll have to say good-bye to my parents too. Of course, now Theo has a throat and ear infection for bonus, and we are ignoring doctors who tell us to hold off on filling prescriptions for antibiotics until we “see if he can fight it off himself” because we really just want some sleep and all our family back in one place.
Looks like a very happy group together! So fun that you had this time with your sisters and parents!
Looks like great family time!! So fun! :)
We loved coming and staying with you so much. Thank you for showering us with love and for sharing your home… and for all the delicious food! Love you madly. :)
Polly ten Brinke says
Love the last picture of the whole family!! It was nice meeting you in person! and yes you do look like your Mom! Have a good week!! Polly ten Brinke