Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Isabelle is a very dramatic game player.
Just before this turn, Izzy said sternly, "Uncle Joe, whatever you do, don't drop the balls!" Whoops!
How many kids can you fit around one tablet?
Stories with Grandpa on the deck.
Service project with Aunt Ashley.
Cheeto heads. What a riot!
The last night the kids were being extra sneaky. They invited all the adults to the loft where they'd set up a date night for us! They had snacks set up and had made a dance floor out of foam pads. We all danced for a good while and had the best kind of fun of all, the spontaneous kind!
The required grandchild picture. I only had to swap five heads to get this one!
You can't go to bear lake without stopping for some burgers and raspberry shakes.
Our third day, we decided to head back to the lake for more water fun, but didn't want to pay the $10 parking fee for three cars. Since it was a super short trip, we packed seventeen people into a 7-seater minivan! (Coincidentally, the same van we piled in after the Speedy Spaniard.) It was super crowded, and we made the kids duck as we drove through the guard gate. As soon as we had paid and started to pull away, Savannah yells, "SHE LET US IN!" Way to give away our cover, Savannah!
The whole gang.
This postcard photo op was cracking us up!
Monday, August 15, 2016
The first full day there was spent entirely at the lake. We had a huge inflatable raft to play on, sand and water toys galore, a boat with skis and wakeboard, and a jet ski. I don't think I heard a single complaint from anybody the entire day!
I got to try wakeboarding for the first time in 8 or so years. The last time I went, it completely beat up my body. This time was no different. Every single muscle (even ones that I swear didn't exist before that day) hurt for at least a week. But it was worth it. I love wakeboarding, especially in such perfect conditions! I'm no stunt devil, but a quick, smooth ride is plenty of adrenaline for me!
Sawyer and Jack were the captains of this particular group. Neither had any interest in getting in the water, but loved being in the boat and using their life jackets as punching vests.
Logan, Savannah, and Izzy all tried the tube and mostly loved it. When it was Isabelle's turn, we took it really slow. Too slow, in fact, and the entire tube filled with water and capsized! After that, she was done.
We all got a turn on the jet ski. Sawyer was in heaven. I think we've discovered that Sawyer likes the water as long as he doesn't have to get wet. I took a turn with Emma (13) so she could drive. Wowsers! Talk about no fear! Logan got a turn driving as well, but Jeff was riding with him that time so I can't speak for his daredevil-ness.
Several months back, a few of us in Jeff's family committed to running the Speedy Spaniard 10k in Spanish Fork. Things started snowballing and by the time the race rolled around, all four siblings and spouses were on board! We had quite the party at the starting line. Jeff looks super excited. Can you tell