Thursday, August 12, 2010

Down by the river!

We had a great time with the in-laws down by the river.  Cudos to you if hearing "DOWN BY THE RIVER!" reminds you of a SNL routine.  So while our van was down by the river we actually stayed in a cabin with Mimi, Granddaddy, Aunt Julie, Kate (4), Abbie (4), and Trip (1).  Not only did we go outside in the heat but Granddaddy and the CFO also grilled out!

Mimi spent some quality time with the kids playing some games.

Uncle Tommy came for dinner and to mix things up with water balloons but he was unable to play hooky from work as it was in the middle of the week.  All the kids LOVE water balloons and luckily they like just busting them on the grass.  Throwing them at people and using launchers will come in due time:)  The CFO and I bought a tube to pull behind the pontoon boat Mimi and Granddaddy rented.  You will notice it is sitting a bit low in the water.  The boat held 12 people and only had a 50 motor on it.  "Full throttle" was a bit lacking:)

Uncle Daniel, Aunt Joanna and Coleman spent half the day on the water with us in the morning.  Uncle Daniel is already being a good Uncle teaching Jackson the finer points of being a boy (squirting the CFO).  But notice that she is ready for the challenge!

Not content to sweat during the day we also went out at night looking for animals.  The first night we found quite a few deer!

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

What's the point of havin' a rapier wit if I can't use it to stab people?
Jeph Jacques


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