Friday, September 16, 2011

Vacation: Wednesday

Oh, Wednesday.  What an education you gave us.

Not that we shouldn’t already have known not to try to mini-golf during naptime when it is 101 degrees.  (Don’t let their smiles deceive you; we were miserable.)

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Fading fast….I think she was on the ground by the second hole.
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Giving up.  Sara and I retreated into the AC’ed indoors with the girls while the boys trudged on.  (We were very grateful that the proprietor refunded Sara, Tabitha, and my fares.)

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Clever planning…there was a dairy barn (as in ice cream, not as in cows) right next to the course, so off we went for milkshakes and sundaes.
 

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Home again, home again, time to cool off!  Yea for Slip-n-Slides!
 

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We finally made the kids come indoors to cool off, bribing them with Despicable Me and balloons.

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So proud of Jim – he only got on the computer once all week!  A real vacation!  Who would have thought!

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After-dinner fun.  Sidewalk chalk on the deck, and an epic (if not unfair?) water balloon fight.

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Then some hot tub fun as the sun went down…..finally.
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And the most perfect fire.  Ever.  All set to roast campfire bananas.  Which, according to Doug are “good.”  (He added an adjective before good, but this is a G-rated blog. ;) ha!)

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We were supposed to go to a local ranch for a hayride that night, but they ended up cancelling, and I think our improvised family fun night was just as great.

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