Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Vacation 2009

We had a nice week-long get away in the hill country last week with Brad's family. There were 7 kids, 8 and under in attendance and they did have fun (I promise!) even though this picture may not prove it. They just wanted to get in the pool!! It was the first time any of these guys had played "marco polo" and they loved it.

The last two years we all went to Surf Side, TX and rented a beach house, but this year we rented what we called a 'creek house' just outside Lampasas, TX instead. It was a large house with lots of bunk beds for kids that had a pool just outside the back door and nice creek just a short walk away. We were secluded and the kids could be as loud as they wanted outside!

Oliver was PERFECT for the 6 hours trip both to and from Lampasas. He enjoyed hanging out by the pool for a little while on one of the cloudy days. He didn't care for the cool water much.

Camille was good about reminding us that we needed to "put on our sun-scream so that we don't get any bosquito scratches". She especially enjoyed the water with a "puddle jumper" life jacket that her Grammy bought for her.

Lucy was a little fish. She has made HUGE progress with her swimming. In early May she would not even put her face in the water to blow bubbles. After swim lessons, then practice in a little inflatable back yard pool, and now a week of vacation - she is doing great!

Kilian also loved the pool, but of course he spent a fair amount of time looking for and catching bugs. He remembered to pack his net and butterfly house and they were certainly used on dragonflies, butterflies, grasshoppers and minnows.


Colleen said...

What fun! It looks a lot like our yearly family vacation. Lots of outdoors and family time.

Nelle said...

Camille is sooooo smart! That is a great pic of Lucy. Zach wishes he could have helped Kilian catch bugs. It looks like you all had a great time. There's something about summertime in the country.