|Grant quite literally spent the entire weekend swinging away on every swing at the house!|
On Friday morning, we were up early and ready to spend the day on the lake!
|Babyproofing... lake version!|
|Determined to catch a fish|
|Note the huge scary fish!|
Then we had to convince Georgia that the fish wouldn't eat her if she swam in the lake. (insert larger eye roll). We finally convinced her when we reminded her that she swims in a similar lake in New York... every summer!
The dock house had an amazing second story deck that allowed the kids to jump off down into the lake below. On her first attempt, Georgia chickened out and stomped away in frustration. However, she is her mother's daughter... she walked away, pumped herself up, groaned a few times and then forced herself to jump off. She never looked back and spent the rest of the weekend jumping from the second story with total confidence.
|Peer pressure works great, even at age 6!|
The picture opportunities were awesome...
And, of course, there were Boomerangs!
On the first day, we took the boat across the lake to a lakeside restaurant for lunch and adult beverages.
After lunch, the little kids napped while the big kids took out the jet skis with the Dads.
|Some R&R in the hammock|
The house was set up perfect for a gaggle of kids to sleep... in the bunk room!
|The kids even worked out a rotation so that everyone got to sleep on the top bunk one night!|
|Grant was super jealous that he had to hang out with us downstairs in our bedroom!|
Overall, the kids got along super well all weekend long. They're fairly used to each other after all these years. There were definitely tears (usually over WHO got to go on the tube and WHEN), but there was enough to do and s'mores bribery to keep the peace 99% of the time. Plus, we had plenty of booze for the parents, which always helps with group parenting!
On Saturday, the tube was the story of the day as the kids took turns getting pulled around the lake...
|In the morning, the air was chilly, but the lake water was almost 80 degrees.|
|Grant hanging out in his favorite spot!|
|Watching the action below at the dock while Grant was swinging up in the play area|
|One of my fave pics of the weekend... these two goons pushing and shoving each other to see who got to play with the central vacuum outlet in the wall! The outlet just had a flap and these two argued over who got to open/close the flap!!|
|The "big" and "middle" kids|
|Nick swimming with the big kids|
|This kid loves boat/lake life!|
|Not exactly a bad view from the play area either, especially during sunset!|
|We had company from the "middles" playing in the sandbox|
My fave pic from the weekend...
|And yes, the neighbor's house looks like it came to life right from the pages of an architecture magazine! We were hoping they would show up for the weekend so that we could take a tour of the inside. The whole place screamed Pottery Barn!|
|With no filters added to the pic. Straight from my iPhone!|
|Grant and Nick tending to the fire|
As always, Nick took our GoPro footage and video he took from the drone to capture all the fun. The end is amazing - conversations from the prek crew...