Pictures don't do it justice. It is a beautiful home surrounded by water and we are so blessed that Rob's family opens it up to us each year for family vacation. And while we love being in the water and riding on the boats, we just love hanging out with family. Early mornings on the porch with coffee and late nights gathered around playing Mexican train dominoes are really what makes getting together each year so much fun. I miss everyone already and can't wait until the next time we can all get together.
One of the kids' favorite things to do was jump and play on the large floaty/trampoline thing. That's what I called it. The large floaty/trampoline thing. Obviously it has a technical name, but I kept saying to to Rob, "Can they get up on that large floaty/trampoline thing all by themselves?" So that's what is is called. In my mind at least.
And then one day while we were having lunch on the porch it began to rain really hard. And then someone noticed that it was blowing away. So Rob and Hazen ran down to save it from floating all the way down the Potomac back to DC.
And thank goodness they rescued it because look at my little daredevil go!
Kayaking and paddleboarding were also highlights of the week.
The jet skis didn't go over so well with my kids. Remember when I called Will a daredevil earlier? Nah. He's a wimp. But Rob and I had fun.
The paddleboard came in handy when Hazen was ready to pull up the crab traps.
In the evenings we had a great time playing board games and/or listening to Rob and Frank take musical requests.
All in all, it was just an awesome week being with our family who we don't see nearly enough.