Week of Weeks Version 28
O man, I haven't driven down 54 in years! So many memories... so many landmarks are gone! Janet's is gone, the "Eat here, get worms" sign is gone, the drive-in is closed... *sigh*
It took us about 6 hours to get there- not too bad. We were all glad to get out of the van though!
Cecily had lots of fun with Jaci and Kebe and Shena and the rest of her host of admirers.
Jaci had fun toys.
Emmy was thrilled to meet Austin. haha.
Little miss ordered everyone to "Ca'mere! Ride the horsey!"
One afternoon we were swimming in the lake and she "pushed" everyone off the dock. She thought it was hilarious until Daddy pushed her off the dock. haha. We heard "Daddy pushed me inna water, that naughty him?" for a while.
Odd child was singing "Bringing in the sheaves" out in the water so we sang it for her Wednesday night...
Just chilling with Aunt Pearline. *grin*
Maybe the funniest moment of the week: Lena and Shelly and I were standing outside one evening talking when two teenage boys (who were also staying at the resort) sauntered up and asked if we wanted to play pool with them... Lena, who is amazing at conversing with strangers, told them that we were all right just chatting. So then they asked what we were talking about... oh, you know, life, children, our HUSBANDS.... hahahahaha. O my word. Teenager #1: "Wait, you're married? How old are you?" Oh, you know, 29, 23, and 20... and I have two kids... Teenager #2: "Dude, we're barking up the wrong tree." So funny. Granted, it was dark, but still! They were slightly embarrassed since they were both only 16. But then they just wouldn't leave. And it just kept getting more awkward. Finally, all the cousins who had been playing mini golf got back and I made my escape.
Also in the running for funniest part of the week- minute to win it games! So funny to watch, plus my team won. Passing an orange around- I love Jaci's face... and that Clayton has no hole in his head. *grin*
Uncle Ron attempting to knock down bottles with an orange in the foot of panty hose worn on his head. I had to do this for my team and I was very bad at it.
So it's awfully nice to have an ER doctor in the family... Clayton's head connected with either an ankle or a knee cap while tubing and broke a bone in his skull... he had/has a dent in his face. It looks really weird. Could be worse though, I mean, he was managing to eat oreos... while heavily medicated. haha.
Cecily talkin' to Fred a lil' bit.
There were some nerdy games played in our cabin a few evenings. And somebody thought she needed to play a game too... princess dominos and Stone Age... quite the combination.
Drawing in Grandma's cabin in her swim suit.
Emmy chilling by the pool- she was so good all week!
Cecily had a great time playing with "Max." This was the day, though, that the owner's son Harrison was at the pool. She did not want to share her squirt gun with "Arry," "it's not him's squirt gun." Oh dear.
Talking to Grandpa a lil' bit.
We went for a short ride on "Uncle Ron's fishing boat." Her hair was in her face, we got a little wet, and she almost fell asleep. Good times.
Lake of the Ozarks is pretty where there aren't resorts...
Checking out the fish in the live well of Uncle Ron's boat.
We picked the hottest day of the week to go to the outlet mall. Not a good plan with a small baby in a stroller. But we survived and I came home with Sperry's. So now I can be all cool like my cousins. Or something.
Hehe. Rita and Emmy, napping on the deck.
Grandpa and Grandma. Awww.
I can't want to take a nap.
Aunt Shelly took her out in Grandpa's "kayak-boat." She also got to go paddle boarding with Aunt Lena. She thought she was big stuff.
By the last day she was kind of tired of swimming, but we still went to the elephant pool for a little bit.
That evening, the water line got hit by a boat trailer so we didn't have water in our cabin... good times.
Then we woke up bright and early and packed up and drove home. We made it without incident... I was a little jumpy after the bad accident that killed some semi-local people happened a few miles from our resort... and then we saw a boat trailer get a flat tire... and a guy riding his four-wheeler in his yard rolled it as we went by... eesh-osh.
It was a good week- although more of a "family trip" than a vacation... since, you know, it's not really a vacation when you've got kids along. *grin* I got to see all of my cousins except two! We are blessed.