Last weekend we were so excited. Why, you ask? Baseball was over. No other weekend plans. What shall we do? Go to the lake, of course!
|We invited Sawyer, Riley and their parents to come with us. It was a bit of a circus, but we made it over to the beach!|
|Captain Lila took over for a little while, making her brother nervous because she doesn't exactly steer straight! Details, details...|
|To Jackson's delight, the boat still ended up in the right cove and we all piled out for some fun in the sun.|
|Hayley, Emily and I didn't get to chill too much, but we did get in some good girl talk. Love these girls:)|
|All the boys--some were relaxing in their chairs, others were shoveling and making sand castles and others were playing catch. I'll let you guess who was playing catch.|
|I know Jared was thankful that Matt and Adam were game for some catch with Jackson. Their boys aren't quite old enough to really be into ball playing, so maybe it was good practice for both of them! |
It's tough to wear that kid out, though.
|After swimming for a while, the kids had a little pow wow and decided it was time for jumping off the back of the boat. A little bit of danger = a whole lotta fun!|
|That night we made the kids an indoor picnic featuring hot dogs and chips, and the rest of us ate some good chicken soft tacos.|
|Then we were off for our sunset cruise. Such a perfect night for it!|
|It's hard to see here, but this sailboat looked JUST LIKE a pirate ship. The boys were in awe!|
|Captain Sawyer was stoked when it was finally his turn to steer our "ship," and he did a good job getting us back home safely.|
|The next morning, we chowed down on some cheesy eggs, bacon and assorted delicious donuts. The kids graduated from a floor picnic to the coffee table. Movin' on up!|
|They were SO good the whole morning at the beach. Even my oldest took a half hour time out from playing ball and made 5 sand castles! Hallelujah!|
|Emily captured this sweet time with all four younger kids working hard on one area of sand.|
|This might have been my favorite part of the beach. Getting to relax a little with just enough water to keep us cool, and having some good belly laughs with one of my favorite girls. |
Cheers to a fantastic weekend with great friends!