will summer pause.
will Charley's first grade year not start.
will this summer of having a 6 year old, 3 year old, and 7 month old last forever.
Daddy misses us.
We left last Thursday on an adventure north to visit his parents, Grandpa Ed and Grandma Charlie. Some might say I am am Daughter-in-law of the year and other's might say they are Mother and Father in law of the year...putting up with me and my tribe for many days. Either way, it is easy to visit, relax, and be there, with or without Ed. I am lucky to be a part of such a wonderful family. We planned to stay until Sunday. That turned into leaving on Monday, and that finally ended with returning home on Tuesday...which is tomorrow.
It is hard to travel on my own with three...and when I get somewhere and unload everything it is hard to imagine leaving...add to that a Grandma that plays, the fresh north air sleeping, woods for the boys to play in, and yummy meals...it makes leaving hard.
Plus, we had lots of things on our hopes and dreams list for this week...
Notice Charley's hand was up shoving his picked berries right into his mouth.
Visitor's Center - three times...once coming into town, once for a Smokey the Bear meet and greet and just plain exploring, and then this morning for a timber/ logging mini class.
Ferry Boat ride out to the island... the boys were excited to get to the island and we kept explaining that it was the boat ride that we were trying to enjoy. But on the island we also got ice cream and sat by the lake and the boys actually played in the water in their clothes.
Ice Cream...twice, smore's, donuts...
Pickles...we learned how to make them and we all helped!
This was the first trip where the boys really got into playing in the woods. Grandma helped them construct a really neat fort built with sticks and ferns. I will share more pictures of that soon. But Henry LOVED going out and playing lumberjack.
As I reflect back on the summer...