Our trip was one of the best yet! We drove up after I got home from work on Wednesday, leaving our house at 6:30. We had the smoothest drive we've ever had and pulled into the driveway at Eric's parents' house at 1 am. The kids were exhausted from camp and slept almost the whole way, so Eric and I had hours of adult conversation, adult podcasts, and Eric napped. When we got there, the kids went to bed with no problems, and Eric and I jumped in bed ourselves. We managed to sleep until 9 the next day, and when I got up, Eric's mom asked me where Charlotte was. I thought Charlotte was with her... turned out, Charlotte had slept until 9, too! She woke up with a smile after all that rest.
|Taylor with Kaya and Charlotte in the pool|
|Kaya and Charlotte after swimming|
|On the log flume. I can't look at Charlotte's face without laughing!|
|The cousins at the end of the day|
|Eric and Benjamin on the riding lawn mower|
|a panoramic that Eric took|
|Keeping warm with my cuddle bug|
|Charlotte playing with Chandler|
|With Taylor. She is a good 2 inches taller than I am, and she is 12!|
|Kerisa napping with Baby Serena|
On Sunday, Eric and I took our kids to his grandparents' house on the pond, where we had stayed last July. The kids just love it there, fishing off the dock, going out in the canoe, splashing in the water. Next summer we will have to stay there again. We got to see Eric's grandparents and Aunt Donna, and his cousin Mike and wife Missy.
|Water balloon fight begins|
"Come wipe my tushie!" Charlotte was on the toilet. We had a good laugh at the way things are 10 years into marriage. I don't think either one of us would have it any other way.
|Asher holding his cousin Serena|
We also made an attempt to capture all 9 grandchildren in one photo:
|Dawson (4), Chandler (2), Kiptyn (6) holding Serena (7 months), Myah (10) holding Charlotte (3),|
Benjamin (6) and Asher (6) on Taylor's (12) lap. WOW!
|How old is she?|
|Asher with his Pepere and Memere|
|Asher, Kiptyn, and Pepere|
|My 3 watching the parade and an antique fire truck|
|Memere holding Serena|
|Waiting for more candy|