I hate that it's so long between my blog posts, but we seem to have something going on all the time.
We kicked off our summer with a visit to Grammy & Poppy's in Wisconsin over Memorial Day weekend.
The weather was all over the place, but we had a great time.
Whenever we have been in the car for more than 10 minutes the boys want to know if we are going to Grammy & Poppy's because it takes several hours to get there.
Here are some photos from our trip:
Every year we try to get a picture of all five of Grammy and Poppy's grandchildren - this is the best of about one hundred attempts. (from left) Caroline, Brett, Sophie, Jackson & Peyton.
Brett looks adorable in this one, but apparently there are a lot of distractions!
Auntie Kiki and the kids helped plant some bushes and flowers around the house. Peyton talks to Auntie Kiki about landscaping.
Jackson helps dig a hole for a new bush under Auntie Kiki's supervision. All the kids helped, but Jackson really seemed to get into his job.
Peyton on the John Deere - they're growing so fast I'm pretty sure they'll be too big for this one at our next visit and will just move on to driving Poppy's
My parents' friends have a private beach on their property and are so gracious to open it up to us when we visit. They have a large cow statue near the beach and the boys call it "cow beach." It is always a highlight of our visits. This was the first warm day and the water was absolutely freezing. Here Auntie Nancy helps Brett take a dip and the water temperature doesn't seem to phase Peyton and Jackson.
Auntie Amy, Sophie, Peyton and Auntie Kiki in the paddle boat.
Auntie Nancy, Caroline, Jackson and Auntie Kiki take a turn.
Jackson and Peyton take their first ride in a kayak. They had a paddle, but they argued over who would hold it so...
Auntie Nancy helps Brett bury his legs in the sand.
Sophie jumps in to help.
Brett was getting over a bad cough and cold and didn't last long. He fell asleep for much of the warm beach afternoon.
Jackson and Peyton "using" their sleeping bags. I love this picture. They both start tucked in all snug in their bags (and wearing pants I might add) and every night there was some version of this.