Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Family Weekend Getaway

Look at the blue eyes on these Whitmore kids!! Our first stop was by Wes and Lana. Carter is getting so big, pulling himself up, and displaying a great personality. Russell and Chloe had fun with him. Carter will be one in September.

It was hot on Sabbath so after church we headed to the canal for a swim. The irrigation ditches are treated weekly so there is no algae growing. It's like swimming in a lake, only really shallow. It was a tad cool, but oh so refreshing.
Chloe is proud of herself because she realized the water's not deep and she can swim.
Grandma and I took the kids to float down the canal.
Grandma relaxing in the cool water.
This is a puppy from our litter that Curtis' cousins wanted. So he made the long trek south. His name is Jack. He is suppose to be an outside sleeping dog and just in for visits, but that hasn't happened. He is loved so much. Here is Taylor giving him a cuddle. Her dad thought he couldn't leave him at home so he brought him down on the quad. Jack loved it.
Russell having fun with the tube.
Before the next bridge on the canal, you get out and walk back up the road to float down again.

Mother in law's back yard. We ate lunch and supper outside every day. It was so nice. The mosquitoes were not even that bad.
Cookin' up salmon for supper.
Curtis relaxing and visiting. This was a nice way to end the Sabbath. Grandpa made a fire for the kids every night as well which was a hit.
Chloe and Grandpa
On Sunday afternoon, Grandma set up the sprinklers in the yard for the kids. Chloe likes the feel on the bottom of her feet.
It took Russell a while to want to run through the sprinklers. He had to figure out how they worked first. You can see him in the background lining up for the kill. He was going to get Grandma. Later that evening we were heading to a BBQ at an uncle and aunt's house, so Grandma was dressed for that. She never saw it coming. It was funny!

So Grandma being the "orange" that she is, loves a little showdown. She let him have it. Chloe thought the sprinkler that Russell got Grandma with was the only one that turned. Little did she know. Meanwhile, Grandpa and Daddy were napping in the house.
Russell loved making the water go where he wants.

Chloe needed a drink.
Taking a break with a Root Beer float. What a way to cool down.
It was nice to have a relaxing weekend. There were 12 other cousins for Russell and Chloe to play with. I usually go south to Hays during the summer with just the kids. Curtis has not taken time off during the summer to just go have fun. The other 3 times in the last 10 years he has been to his parents during the summer was for a wedding a 2 funerals. So this was a special treat for all. We usually go during the winter and early spring.


Linda said...

These are really nice pictures of what went on down there. It looks like you had a great time. I'm glad the weather suited the occasion.

The Letniaks said...

Oh that just looks soooo refreshing!