Note to self: If ever planning a week at the lake again with a two year old whirlwind, bring a 20 foot piece of rope. Tie one end to my ankle. Tie one end to Aaron's ankle. Sit down with a glass of wine.
It was a fun week. The weather was a bit of a mixed bag, but on the whole some of nicer weather we've had in this strange summer. We were lucky enough to have all the Rose cousins together on the weekends, and two of the cousins there all week long. The girls spent a fun-filled afternoon doing this:
and some of this:
while Dave did a whole lot of this:
Later in the weekend Aaron did have his first tube ride, but as the awesome parents that we are, we forgot to take pictures of that. So instead we got shots of him checking out the tube on dry land (surrounded by adoring cousins)
and being choked by his own lifejacket.
I got one phonecall on the Blackberry-of-Doom the whole week, yet this is the photographic evidence we have that I was indeed on this week of vacation too!
The best part of the time away was all that time to enjoy the goodness of our everyday!
Cuddles with auntie,
and hour upon hour at the playground.
I think Meredith's world reached a pinnacle of happiness in one 24 hour period. In that span of time, we took the training wheels off her second bike with bigger wheels, she managed to do three rungs of the monkey bars on her own, she had a sleepover at her cousins' camper, and she ate Lucky Charms for breakfast.
More goodness followed. We celebrated Uncle Darrell's birthday