I’ve been blogging a ton this week — way more than I normally do. It’s because I feel a deadline looming to post everything from vacation, if I don’t do it this week, I never will. This is the last week of summer. In just a few days my two big kids will get on the bus and I’ll have the monumental task of figuring out how to care for and entertain a three-year old and a baby without the help of their two silly, energetic, creative siblings.
Some people prepare for the school by labeling school supplies, packing backpacks, and scrolling Pinterest for lunchbox ideas.
Me? I stare at pictures from vacation and pretend summer will never end.
Works every time.
Here are some of my favorite pictures, that capture some of my favorite memories from vacation. I post (over-post?) them here as a sort of substitute photo album. Thanks for reading along.
When Thomas was building this mountain, he’d look up every few seconds and ask, “My mountain is bigger than David’s…right?”
“Yes,” I’d tell him, and he’d go back to building, and then ask me again.
The girls in their princess dresses playing with their Lil Woodzez
The Krieger family calls this came “Daddy Rocket Launcher.”
Thomas’s favorite past time is spraying the hose. The moment Pops hooked up this hose, Thomas held out his hand and said, “Give that to me.”
Since I’m usually the one behind the camera, I’ve always felt a little bummed to not have many pics of me with the kids. Huge thanks to Uncle Steve for taking these pictures.
We kept spotting a catfish under our dock, and late in the week we finally rigged up some very, very rudimentary fishing poles. Tom and Thomas were our most devoted fishermen, and even though we hooked the catfish TWICE, he got away. Good thing for that catfish, we’re terrible at fishing.
No offense Anna, but a crawling baby is no fun at the lake. We brought a Pack N Play to the dock and I was SURE she’d tolerate it for 10 minutes TOPS, but I was wrong. She loved her little dock play area, and I never stopped being amazed that it actually worked.
That’s a wrap, vacation 2018! We’ll be back next year with an even rowdier crew, and fishing rods. Because the only thing I’d change about vacation is the catfish that got away.
David 7, Caleb 7, Thomas 3, Berkley Grace 6, Joshua 5 weeks, Anna 9 months, Mary 5, Psalm 3