Thursday, 20 June 2013

We Went to Lakeview

It's very true. We did. Back in early January the women of the Mitchell Clan decided to get together in the summer to get to know one another better and to let the kiddos play. We settled on June since we had to wait for one of the kiddos to get out of school. Well, we waited and waited and then June finally rolled around. It was a long drive from here to there, but I think it's a good thing we did it.

Our first day there everyone was quite busy. I wasn't always sure what they were busy doing, but here are some examples.  (At this time I'm going to refer to everyone from C.G.'s perspective while narrating from my point-of-view - don't get confused.)

Aunt Rachel's dog, Indo, came. C.G. loved it when he barked and licked.
Here he seems to be busy sleeping.

C.G. loved being pushed in the swing, especially by C.
 I think the business is obvious here.

Aunt Liz holding D. Busy comforting baby.

Here F is busy digging in the dirt.

You can't see it, but T was busy playing with a ball.

Grammy was busy sanding and staining her table.

Grandpa was busy removing....stuff?

Aunt Rachel was busy getting ready and being mad at me for taking pictures.
Yep. Lots of business going on up there. I, obviously, was busy documenting the business.

One day we went to the park in Bly to visit Great-Granny Fruits.

When they're all grown-up they'll be on a synchronized swing team
 - and they'll be much more synchronized.

He enjoys swing time.

He didn't enjoy it so much.

C loved it when his mom (Aunt Rachel) did underdogs.

T was playing Davy Crockett and was in his element at the park.

Great-Uncle Mike and Great-Granny Fruits.

First time on the slide - you can't tell, but he really liked it.
Thanks for helping with the picture Great Aunt Mollie.

After we had planned our trip we found out that Uncle Joey's girlfriend is pregnant; we decided to work in a baby shower. The pictures didn't upload in the correct order at all, but I'm too tired to rearrange 20 pictures on Blogger. It's a pain. I did activities, Rachel did food, and Liz did decorations. For those of you that do Gilmorisms: This was my first pancake, and I think between the three of us it turned out pretty darn good.

Chanel - the honoree.

After the shower Aunt Liz had to leave town and so we decided we needed to get a picture of all of the Mitchell grand babies. As you can see, not everybody was thrilled about the idea. I bet they'll get a kick out of this series of pictures when they're older.

I love the way C.G. looks at T in this picture.

By the end of the week I think everybody was pooped. We should have taken a picture before when we were all fresh, but you'll have to settle for the picture when we're ready to pass out.
I promise I looked much better - and I did not wear the Hollister shirt whilst hostessing.
Anyways, thank you Liz and Rachel for humoring me when I suggested meeting up in Lakeview. It was great getting to spend time with you and your kids. Thank you Harry and Annie for opening up your home to the craziness. Thank you to our extra helpers who made the shower run so much more smoothly.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had some fun times. Underdogs are the best. Love the Pineapple Palm Tree.


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