Thursday, September 15, 2011

Vacation Highlights

I think our two weeks of vacation produced way over two weeks worth of posts.  Those were some fun-filled two weeks.  Aside from all of the karaoke, ice cream, putt-putt, swimming and boating, we just relaxed and enjoyed our schedule free days.

John drew Gus.  The last time he drew Gus, he drew him with a poopy diaper...this is an improvement.

 Anders enjoyed time with Great Grandpa.

He also enjoyed tormenting Gus by taking all of his favorite toys.

 Lots of laughing.

We had so much fun John nearly fell asleep sitting up.

 My grandma made alphabet cookies so the boys could spell their names.

The boys had a good time eating the cookies.  Anders couldn't say it yet, but he will someday taunt his brothers that has a longer name...comes in handy sometimes.

Fritz loved all of his freedom.  He spend most of his time under the deck because it was nice and cool.

Then that cute little dog walked right between my grandpa's legs and made him fall.  Does it just look horrible?  After all the damage that little pup caused, my grandparents still love that dog.  That says a lot about a person.  They were way more forgiving than I was and it wasn't even my stuff or my face!

 We read,

and read,

 and read some more.

 We enjoyed hanging out with family.  Hans' cousin Andrew and his wife Leah came to see us.

Anders liked meeting his 2nd cousin, Jacob.  Jacob is only one day younger than Anders.

 Anders decided to get some teeth and was grumpy 50% of the time.  Most of that 50% took place between the hours of 11pm and 6am.

The other 50% of the time he was like this.  Much better.

 Fritz discovered the water.  He wasn't as excited about it as I thought he would be.  Maybe next year.

We spent quality time with my cousins, Jimmy and Ericka.

And, we can't forget to mention the worms.  Oh, the worms.  They were dirty, slimy and just plain disgusting.  But they provided hours of enjoyment for the boys.

It was a wonderful two weeks filled with family and good memories.


Jenna said...

Ephraim so loves the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems. We have read them all - multiple times. Looks like a terrific vacation!

Katie Fiene said...

I love, love the Elephant and Piggie books. I think we own almost all of them. There is a new one coming out in a couple of months.

Heather said...

You captured some great pictures of your vacation. They will make some great memories for the boys.

Steven especially loves the little Yankees outfit that Anders is wearing. Jaden has probably no less than 5 or 6 Yankees shirts, plus pajamas and a couple of baseball caps. :)

Katie Fiene said...

Heather...I actually thought of Steven when I was looking through these pictures.