The rest of the time, not spend at the lake, I didn't get many pictures because it was SO SO nice that I could just let the kids run wild and play with all the "new" toys around the house. I feel like I rarely saw The Frog while at home, because he was off occupied by some new thing he discovered. (and Peach is always happy to follow him around, or pet the dog or cat)
I took naps most days, ate delicious food that I didn't have to plan and only mildly helped prepare, and had no todo list. Oh yes, and I got some sewing in too. For me, that's the ultimate vacation :)
Something I did think to capture, though, was The Frog in the power wheels. This is the first summer he's been big enough to push the pedals and understood how to steer. He had SO much fun in these.
|It looks like Peach is going to get in...|
He did get stuck a few times too...
|This green "dumper" was for sure his favorite|
Kansas City, and didn't want to touch them.
|everyone wants to be with gampie|
We also went to Davis Farmland, which is another one of those places you feel like you should go back when your kids no longer nap, because it is so big and there's so much to see. You could go in next to all the animals they had and pet and feed them- goats, llamas, rabbits, sheep... probably others i'm forgetting.
|petting the bunnies|
|The Frog painting his own face|
|The Frog playing in the water troughs|
|Peach, looking to get out a fishing pole|
|The Frog in the bounce house all to himself|
|The Frog filling his cart at the farmer's market|
|Auntie K on a pony|
|Peach and Nanie cooling off|
|I'm amazed the water looks like this in the pic! Pretty cool|
All in all, we had so much fun and are so grateful to how obliging and how out-of-the way the McCarthy's go to make us feel comfortable and welcome when we visit. They let us drive their cars and even bought a crib, so we'd have a way to contain Peach (now that she can climb out of a pack'n play) and get her to sleep. We really only take one family vacation each year, but it's always very worth it to spend it visiting the McCarthy fam :)