Toward the beginning of July, we made a little trip to Indy to visit friends. Nostalgia. That is the word I felt. Seeing dear friends and neighbors and our old stomping grounds got me nostalgic, sad and reminded me what I love/miss about Indy. For some inexplicable reason, I don’t think I took any pictures??
A couple weeks ago we went to Clifty Falls State Park for the CL vacation. I took these photos from my friend, because I forgot to take pictures. It went surprisingly well this year. The 3 kids were already used to sleeping in a queen bed together, so they shared one in the hotel with no problem. I put Simon’s pack n play in the bathroom, which worked out well. I was much more relaxed this year probably b/c I went into it with very low expectations and didn’t try to put anyone to bed too early. One morning we did a 2 1/2 hour hike in about 90% humidity. We all enjoyed it. As you can see from the pictures, we were an enormous group.
I took these pics of Simon one day while we were rolling around on the kids’ bed.
We were tired of Simon causing all sorts of trouble, so we hitched a baby swing to the roof of our deck. If Simon doesn’t love roller coasters when he gets older, it’s through no fault of Theresa and Silvia.
I’ll swallow my pride. Joe predicted this one…the kids are back in the same room (after laboriously rearranging the rooms for the second time).
The “garage swing” lasted about a week until it found it’s home in the backyard
Doing what I do best…drinking cocktails, reading, and neglecting chores.
Sundays, where we try not to work, but really Joe and the kids make a gigantic mess all day only for me to clean it up on Monday!