We have been home for a little while, but I am FINALLY getting around to posting pictures. I took a whole lot more than I thought I had, but I have now sorted through them and created this slideshow for you all to enjoy ;) The unfortunate thing about this trip is that Todd wasn't able to join us since we were going for a whole week & he had tests in school. It was stressful being the only one there to wrangle the kids, but I had a whole lot of help from the family. That meant a world of difference, thanks everyone!
The first couple days were really rough. I think the kids were over-stimulated (since we didn't go last year, and the last time we did go Gary was four months old and Liv just short of two) and Gary got dehydrated. I kept trying to offer them drinks, but I don't think they got the concept & by then they were too awnry and tired to accept. But after Tuesday it was like night and day. Soon they wanted to do everything their cousins, Roger and Robbie, were doing. They anxiously bugged me to go swimming whenever the boys did, and wanted to watch them fish off the side of the boat. I was especially impressed by the boys at this time, because they made the kids go get life jackets on before my kids could join them!
There was a whole lot going on, so I'll just share my favorite story instead of recounting the whole thing. One day we all loaded up on various water vehicles for a day trip to Lone Rock and the dam. I was on the wave runner with Liv & Linda (my dad's girlfriend) while Gary was on the Jazz boat with my uncle Lyle & group. We explored some canyons around the area, and outside of one we waited for my uncle to pull out so I could check on Gary. Instead of stopping, though, Uncle Lyle just kept coming at us & sprayed us really bad. It felt like the water just kept coming, and I thought we might even capsize. We didn't, but we were drenched! So I bolted to catch up with them. Once I spotted them I didn't slow down. I told Linda to hold on, and when we got close enough I turned sharp... returning the drench!! We were all laughing SO hard, it was hilarious. Unfortunately, I woke up Gary, but if Uncle Lyle would've just stopped in the first place I would've known he was asleep! It was so funny! I LOVE REVENGE!!... well, when I'm giving and not receiving ;)