Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 4th weekend

This weekend was so much fun. As far as I know every one had a really nice time. Madison and Trinity were a handful but they had a blast. We had to keep them busy so they wouldn't get into everything. It is hard when it is not just your stuff that is around you really have to be on them to make sure they are not breaking things or getting into stuff. I was surprised at how well they did. It was nice to not only have me and Nathan to watch over them but Patti and Tennis were great with them of course.

We arrived on Thursday around 6 set up went pretty fast and the spot we got at the Campground was perfect! We got s corner spot right were there was a view of the bay. It was so nice. The first night we had chili dogs, the kids really liked that! After we ate dinner the guys collected wood and we gathered around the community fire pit for some s'mores! It was nice, they were yummy and we were the only people at the pit. The girls had gotten dirty at the play ground so Patti and I took the girls to the shower room and gave them a quick shower. It was the cutest thing I ever saw! They loved it. We even sneaked Nathan in to see how adorable they The girls feel asleep really easy and everyone slept great except for me I was freezing!!! (we solved that issue the next night with about five blankets)
Friday morning we woke up to bacon and blueberry muffins! Yum! Maddy woke up first so she went in the camper to help Grandma with breakfast. She had fun and did a great job=) After clean up a some hanging around, Jon showed up and the kids went to the Arcade. Jon came down just for the day Friday due to work and some other plans he had. I am so glad he got to make it for the short time. I just love him bunches and he is so much fun to have around. The kids were excited to go hang with there older uncles away from all of us. We went and said hi to the rest of the family that was in town at Nathans grandparents. We had a nice visit and ate some lunch. Nathans uncle Jay and his family came down from Northern Washington for the reunion. They have an 18 month old daughter Hannah, Trinity just loved her! They all got along really well. I wish I would have gotten some pictures of the three of them but I was so tired from not getting any sleep the night before I didn't take any pictures at all. I even took a little cat nap in the We got to spend some good time getting to know Matt's girlfriend Melissa. She is really sweet and fit right in! We welcomed her into the family with open arms! She is great! Matt better not screw this up(not that I think he will!)

We headed down to the beach after our visit. This was the first time Trinity has even see the ocean. We went once when she was a baby but this was the first time she got to run in the water and and "play" It was a lot of fun to watch. Maddy played in the sand for a long time but then she decided it was time for the water. The older kids got right in the water and had a blast. They even had a little game of kick ball with Jon, Gabe and Grandpa. Grandma hung out on the beach. I think she may have got a little nap in. I just took pictures. Sometimes I need to hand the camera off so I can get in the pictures too but that day I didn't look so hot so I wasn't to worried=)

Friday night we ate some food, played at the park, visited with Nathans family that stopped by the camp, took showers, played a couple board games and hit the sack. I am happy to say that I slept like a baby! I was warm and comfy! Saturday morning we had to wake up a little early so we could have breakfast get ready and pack up camp all by 10am. There was a parade and we wanted to make it. We were only a little late and lucky for us Great Grandma had some seats saved for the kids. They had a great time. They caught some candy and at the end Alexis and B got hosed down by the fire truck. Lucky for us they warn you before they soak So we boogied!

The reunion went well we got to visit for awhile and we had a chance to see family that has moved to the East coast. Before we left to head back home we got pictures of all the family together and each individual family. We said our goodbyes and headed back to Vancouver. We were home by six, we got some fire works and Pizza and friends started to show up and the fun began! Fireworks food family and friends! It was great fun. The little kids stayed up till 12:30! They had a blast!!!

We took Sunday to relax and recuperate. I took a four hour nap in the middle of the day! I think I was a little worn out! So it was a great weekend! I am glad we had the chance to get together with everyone and build some good memories with Nathans parents and our kids.

We hope you all had a great fourth!

Grandma was making her laugh
Making friends
Cute Trin
Hahaha this was his idea!
My lexi
Pretty girl
The gang on the beach
Running from the water
Loving the sand
First time on the beach
Go Jack Go

Playing kick ball

This spot is just for Patti!
Happy Birthday Rockaway..100 years old She is adorable!
Happy fourth!
Hosing everyone down
She got soaked!
Greatgrandpa and Maddy
Jay Carolyn and kids!
Bruce, Peg, Megan and Collin.
Nathans Mom with parents and siblings
The Reunion
Teryl, Matt and Melissa.
Grandma and her girl Maddy
Nana and the big kids
Uncle D and Trin


Samantha said...

Looks like fun I wish I was there!
My dad,joe and I are leaving to come up on friday.I know we'll be going down to the beach to see grandma and grandpa but I don't know if we'll make it up to washington.If all else fails I'll steal the car!I really wanna see you guys.

patti said...

What great pictures and a thorough account of our time together, great job!

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