Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Well, school starts in two short days. I will be the first one to say that this year, I am actually wishing the kids could stay home a little longer. I know, I'm crazy. I love having them home. Really it's not the fact that after they go back to school I'll have to pick up the chores they have been doing here daily: vacuuming, dusting, dishes, clean bathrooms. No, I will miss their help but I enjoy spending time with them. I enjoy getting to spend one on one time with them too. Taylor and I went shopping for his school shoes the other night and had dinner, and dessert and shopped. It was fun. I am taking Hannah earring shopping soon, as she "must have some earrings to wear at school." Ha.
Anyway, where was I going with this?
Oh yes, ONE LAST BLAST!!
So we packed up the kids and the car and the chihuhua and off we went to McCall, my favorite place. I love the mountains, the fresh air, the lake, the trees! We had so much fun. Mike and Hannah swam about 3 times every day at the pool in the hotel. We rented a canoe (and figured out letting the kids have oars wasn't such a good idea), had beach time, Mike and Hannah went horseback riding while Taylor and I checked out some cool craft fairs and we all went to a paint-your-own-pottery place and created masterpieces (that was Mike's idea!), and had some really yummy ice cream. I think we could have all stayed another night or two. I have to say this summer has been the best in a long time, we have been playing all the time. I look back at my summer goal list before summer and we didn't do a lot of those things!! Me and my silly lists. We have enjoyed time together, and that is the important thing.
Here are many photos:
|creating some masterpieces|
|look at that pretty butterfly|
|what a view|
|Taylor in the lake|
|Yeehaw! She loved riding the horse|
|Swim time....and yes he wears this hat in every picture|
|Queen of the rock|
|Hannah's pic of me|
|We took a little walk in the forest|
But seriously, next week my dirty house, empty pantry, and unorganized clutter needs some tending to! And I need to strawberry jam before they aren't at Costco anymore!