Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Smiths take over Lake Tahoe
We take over Tahoe every other year as a family. We always have the greatest time together. this is a photo of all the cousins minus the one in glory's tummy, which I think is a girl, because when I was writing glory's tummy the first time I wrote girl instead of Glory. yah, think about that. I think I have powers. It would be cool if she had a boy and proved me wrong, I would hate to worry about misusing my newly found powers.
Suzi, like always, has a fun craft for the kids. this year it was to make a visor, a big hit.
Walking to lake Tahoe.
Cousins on the beach. Tahoe is so nice because it is shallow for so long you don't really have to worry about the kids and the water is freshly melted snow so they don't stay in too long. But us adults on the other hand play a dorky looking game where we hit this huge big ball in the air and try and keep it up there. It's a big game of hot potato. So FUNNNN
You can still see snow on the mountains. poor O didn't get sunscreen on his face until too late. He got a blister on his right cheek.
Here we are together. Mom and Dad's Christmas card. And only three people missing. Dana will have no problem photo-shopping himself and the others in.
Walking to fallen leaf lake. We usually do lots of hikes as a family but because dad broke his leg we never walked over a mile.
Throwing rocks into fallen leaf lake. Brings back so many memories, and they are the best. We have been camping here for as long as I can remember.
Trouble. One of the nice things about camping in Tahoe is you get to cheat a little and eat out once or twice. This is Bella and Elijah getting in trouble, of course you take the picture first and then get them out. We sure know how to make people mad. It was a little awkward taking the photo in front of the parent who demanded to know "whose kids are these?"
We like jumping. Last Tahoe trip we found a hidden jumping spot off of cliffs, but you had to hike to get there. we really wanted to go this year but didn't feel right about leaving dad behind. This little mound of dirt kept us busy and happy. That's Paul flying pretty dang well for being over 6 feet tall.
us girls in order: Glory, me, kim and dolly. This was not the best picture taken but the worst. I thought you could have fun looking at all of our amazing faces, they make me laugh. they are too good- enjoy
we love mom and dad
Daddy-O. Walked across the beach to come watch us jump over and over again. I love my dad. I had been so worried about him and his broken leg. It was so nice to be able to see and hug him and see him doing so well. That picture you see of him is my big soft heart. I have been so blessed to have the most amazing dad in the whole world.
Our great helpers. They really didn't help put up the tent, but made great flower holders out of our tent poles
Peace out sisters. This was not planned, I think when we woke that morning we were thinking Tahoe + Family = peace.
Good morning with hot cocoa
Notice both of my kids love their visors, first things they put on when they left the tent
Some of us girls and our babies. It was so hard to part ways. I can't get enough of them. My whole family is my best friend, lucky me.