Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer, Summer, Summer

The family campout/reunion was a great success.  We all had a ball with the perfect combination of relaxing, playing, jumping in mud puddles and enjoying ourselves.  There is just something so wonderful about watching your aunts and uncles give the same love and attention to your children as they did to you as a child.  Everyone was so great to us, from setting up out tents (thanks Mark) to bringing along extra fun activities for the kids.  At every moment someone was playing with one of the girls and/or helping us out with the girls.  Everyone made sure that we were having a good time and the village was running in full swing.  We are so very grateful for our family and everything that everyone does to make it a fun experience.  We were blessed with a great time and look forward to the next campout.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Who blows bubbles when you can taste them?

We learn everything from the firstborn.  

Playing ball with our ball of energy.

Bubbles are not just for kids.  

Game playing which in the end did get serious and ended up in a ER visit. (Sorry Julie)

Finally the toddler could just kick back after a hard day.

The Matriarch of the campout.

Great Auntie time with Jiffy Pop

One person woke up first and had a photo shoot. 

And this is how the 5 of us sleep in a tent.  

Campfire relaxing.

Exhausted from making out with Tess.

A difficult task...getting Grandma to sit down.

Tess completely in her element.

Nothing better than mud puddles.  

Our pot of gold under the rainbow.  We have struck gold.

Love, Gina


Danica said...

Oh my gosh love all the photos! The one with Gabby and her feet up- hilarious! And don't you worry- I noticed (even before your making out with Tess comment) that there were at least 2 dogs there :) And thank goodness Steve took the pic of you all sleeping- priceless :) I love you lady!

AnaVolovsek said...

Priceless!!! Looks like you guys had a great time, so much fun for everyone... and some really great memories for your children! Thanks for sharing your photos! Miss you!