Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lake Chelan

We spent 4 fun-filled, HOT, days on vacation at Lake Chelan with Aaron's family (Nana and Papa Grover, Uncle Andy, Aunt Britney, Baylee, and Sidney, Uncle Tim, Katelyn, and Claire, Uncle D, Aunt Robyn, Macie, and Hailey).

On Monday we visited a little petting zoo and the kiddos got to see all kinds of farm animals.

In the afternoon, we cooled off at the lake. At first, Hank was too timid to get in the water very deep--playing with his bucket and shovel on the shore, instead.

Max loved reclining on the floatie and soaking up the sun.

I was so proud of Hank when he agreed to go on a ride on the jetski. He loved it! I don't know what happened while he was jetskiing, but some little switch was flipped, and from that point forward, Hank was brave and adventurous. We couldn't keep him out of the lake and he loved swimming in the water. I was so proud to see Hank grow up a little bit, but it was also a little sad because Hank wanted to do everything by himself, without his mom.

On Tuesday, we spent the day at a waterpark. Hank went down the slides no fewer than 100 times, literally. Everytime Hank went down the slide, Papa would wait at the bottom to catch him, and Hank would say, "I want to do that again!" over and over, and over.

Hank even went down the big slides, all by himself!

We loved getting to know and spending time with all of our cute little neices (Katelyn, Claire, Baylee, Sydney (Max and Hank), Hailey, and Macie). We wish we lived closer and could play together more often:)

On Wednesday, we went to Chelan Falls Park. The boys played softball while the kids played at the playground. Afterwards, everyone was exhausted and we decided to go back home to let the kids take a nap. I have never seen Hank so tired before. He layed down in bed and promptly fell asleep. After a couple hours, we tried to wake him up because it was nearing dinner time. Hank didn't budge. The poor boy was completely worn out.

On the way back home, we stopped in Leavenworth, a cute little Bavarian town. The worst part about vacation is the end. I wish everyday could be a vacation. Thanks Grover family for the fun week! Lets do it again!


Robyn said...

You did great with the pictures! You captured every moment! Im glad you had a fun time...we had a lot of fun with you guys! We miss everyone already!

Lauralee said...

I love the picture of all the kids on the couch.. I have pictures of my kids like that with their cousins, love them!

what a fun trip- there are some parts of my kid's independence that I love.. and others that are tough.... part of me wants to be needed by them...

that picture of max in the floaty thing is too cute! he looks so relaxed!
welcome home.