Monday, June 14, 2010

Annual Trip to Chelan

Last Year we had so much fun in Chelan with our friends Renee and Mark, that we decided to make it an annual event! The benefits are many, including but not limited to the fact that the weather is much better east of the mountains and we like the heat, we have kids the same age, we like to do similar activities and every family should have an annual trip, right? So this is ours! Someday when the kids are a little older we might switch it up to things like Disneyland or camping, but for now a nice condo with a pool will do just fine.

Renee and Mark have a son, Merritt, just 2 1/2 months older than Liam and a daughter, Morgan, who is 6 months old now and will be just 8 months older than our baby on the way. Much to my disappointment I didn't get any pictures of Morgan, who is one of the cutest babies you will ever see (mainly due to the fact that she never, and I mean NEVER, stops smiling). I guess that just proves that we were having way too much fun to stop and take pictures!

We drove over separately now that we don't all fit in one car. But that turned out to be a good thing because Liam had been sick for a week before we left so he was just MISERABLE to ride in the car with! I was so glad to get to the condo that afternoon and put him down for a few moments of peace. We spent the rest of the day just relaxing and playing in the great yard outside our back door.

The following morning we made our annual trip to Blueberry Hills for some amazing breakfast! Even the kids love it. Note: Morgan is actually real, and we didn't leave her at the condo. She is sleeping on the floor in her car seat.

The rest of the trip consisted of more eating (isn't that what your supposed to do on vacation?), some pool time, beach time, a whole lot of play time, some hot tub time, and even some world cup soccer.

As always, Liam would much rather play with a ball than pretty much anything else.

The boys loved the beach and spent a ton of time playing in the sand.

And then, just like that, the trip ends and you wonder if someone has fast forwarded your life just for the length of your vacation. How do they always go so fast? Liam did much better on the car ride home, but the last hour seemed like an eternity for all of us! Let me just say that toddlers and road trips do NOT mix well. Pregnancy and road trips don't mix all that well either.