Sam was a champ for the ride- even with her sling and didn't close her eyes but for 10 minutes at the very end when everyone was screaming (including me). Charlotte was NOT a fan...10 hrs in the car and she slept for 45 minutes. WHERE can I get me one of those kids that will sleep in the car?!?
|This was Charlotte trying to fall asleep. She was screaming under the blanket...but did NOT want it off. She was soooooo tired.|
|When we got back Charlotte asked for Hannah every day for at least a week.|
|Sam just looooooooves her Godfather.|
|Jake had matured SO much in one year! It gives me hope for the age of 7. Charlotte was on a high from all the screen-time we allowed.|
|These two just crack me up! Hannah is 3 months younger than Sam. Look at that height!|
With the sling and a still-sore shoulder, Sam had to learn how to sit still and enjoy sit-still activities. This painting project lasted a good 10 minutes.
|loooooooots of TV.|
|My view when we were alone in the lakehouse. "Uuuuuuuuuuuup?" "Hole chew?"|
|She found this hiding spot.|
Despite the sore clavicle, Sam got to go on a (slow) jet-ski ride, fish, and play with some water toys:
|I SOOOOOOO wish this family lived closer...*sigh*|
|She figured out how to do it one-handed! The boys had to help her fill it up.|
|These two were reunited.|
|I'm gonna cry the year we come and Matthew doesn't want to play boardgames with us anymore. |
We also taught him what "zoodles" were...he was AMAZED at this thing called a "Zucchini".
|Sam was a pro at talking to the little Lukas|
|And Charlotte was enthralled by another little person like her. But she was a little confused as to why she wouldn't talk.|
|Sam has lots of friends her age. I hope these two will enjoy each other's company in future trips!|
|Charlotte walked almost the WHOLE WAY!|
|Yearly Group picture!|
|The silly version|
|Standing where they were born.|
|Sam is just in forever love with Arkansas.|
This sequence kills me. Charlotte loves Sam, but has reached the stage of- get OFF me!!
|Look over THERE Charlotte!|
|Oh, a camera. I see.|
See you next year! We had a BLAST!