Staycation 2017

July 27, 2017  •  2 Comments

Our van is getting super old and we didn't want to chance traveling out of town in it this summer. We are looking to replace it, but we aren't quite ready. So we promised the kids we would have a staycation on dad's days off from work. So far we've made it to the Aquarium, skating, bowling, and swimming. I only took photos of skating and swimming, but it was all fun! 

I just love the head leaning here.

Her daddy called her Hermione Granger here because it looked like she was trying to magic the ball the way she wanted it to go.

This one was such a great cheerleader for her siblings. She makes things extra fun! 

How about that 1 finger high five? Silly girl. 

We always have to have a fit during outings. Thankfully it didn't last long.

When you get tired...

Charlie was the kid winner, but dad didn't trump her by much. We are all terrible! It was fun anyhow though.

On to skating = pictures with terrible lighting. I love that my camera can actually take a photo is such low light. In hindsight I should have used my flash bounced off the ceiling, but I was trying not to cause much disturbance to the skaters. 

Etta was not a fan of her skates, so she stuck with tennis shoes.

  

This child is an amazing skater! She practices all the time in the foyer at home, but she seriously rocked out at the skating rink! I'm thoroughly impressed by this 5 year old! 

    

She's been skating in the foyer for years as well and had a blast at the rink! I wish I had the stamina these kids have. 

Riley was pleasantly surprised by her friend showing up while we were skating. They had a great time together. They aren't rock stars like the younger ones, but they haven't skated in years. It was fun to see how much better they got by the end of the night. They pick up on things so quickly. 

       

Etta's kind of fun when she gets restless.


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Pawpaw(non-registered)
Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing
Janice Gingras(non-registered)
Everyone looked like they were having a blast! What great ideas for those hot days of summer. Wish you could have been in a few pictures or even one family photo at the beginning of all of you piled in the van heading out with all the anticipation that had them loaded and in Thier seats 30 minutes early. They are growing up so fast it is hard to keep up with them. In a poof they will be out in this big world making Thier own contribution and you will wonder how it all went by so quickly!!! Sending Blessings for your sweet family! Janice
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