One of the other things we do almost every summer is either a day trip or camping up at Payson Lakes. This year we camped for 2 days. It was so much fun! Although the campground didn't have running water this year because of construction.
We camped with my Cousin Christine and her family. They have 6 kids which makes it so much fun for my kids. I loved getting to know her kids better and hanging out chatting with Christine sitting by the side of the lake feeling the breeze and warmth of the sun and watching the kids have a wonderful time splashing, laughing and swimming in the lake, life just can't get much better than that. We brought a couple extra kids with us, Tausha brought her nephew Eli and my mom volunteered to bring Scarlet since Dave and Heidi had just brought new little Rosie home, my mom thought it would be nice for Scarlet to come along with us and give the new parents some time with their new addition.
I could have done without Jack and Addy thinking they needed to be awake ALL NIGHT LONG, the obnoxious trio of yappy dogs that were in the campground barking at 5am! And it would have been fun to have Hal up there with us, but he had to work...Money, money, money, it rules all.
Hallie was so brave this year, she finally convinced herself to jump off the pier. When she finally did it, she was so proud, excited and happy. She ended up doing it again and again. I continually can't believe how grown up my kids are becoming, it is all happening so quickly.
Hallie getting prepared to jump. She was so nervous!
Jack in all his dirty glory!
I brought a playpen up with me, it was nice to have somewhere I could set my crawling baby down that wasn't in the dirt.
Addy is doing this silly thing lately where she does a "fake" laugh and throws her head back, it is SO funny! Obviously, she also LOVES cookies.
These little ones got SO dirty, they needed a bath. My mom's water heater isn't working in her motor home, so I heated some water on the stove and then dunked all 3 in at the same time. Jack and Scarlet had a fun time, but Addy wasn't as thrilled with the experience.
Maddy, Hallie and Morgan
Eli, he looks so innocent in this picture, but he is actually a pyromaniac! He loved trying to help us start a fire, but he got a little too close to the action. I am glad that he didn't burn himself, he is one lucky kid! My mom had poured some kerosene on the wood to try to get it lit and Eli decided to try and lite it himself, POOF, big ball of fire!
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