A look at our 2016 summer vacation...
|Knox wore a baseball helmet much of the time, which made|
me think of Rick Moranis in Spaceballs all of the time.
|We got some boat rides and some cousin time in|
|Ty went fishing with Daddy at Eagle Creek|
|We hungout at the Mayberry Cafe|
|Decided this is as close as they should get to arrested. ever.|
|Stayed at Santa's Cottages in Holiday World, where|
they got sand embedded in their scalp and every
crevice from head to toe.
|Case was tall enough to ride every ride except one.|
|his face mid ride was priceless! But later in the day|
he rode the Raven again and The Voyage to his repertoire.
|Knox had a ball in the kids area!|
|Big boys rode the pirate ship and didn't puke. Win.|
|So glad Ricky and Bethy were there to take them|
on the questionable rides!
Horse Camp in Lexington, KY.
I have the most generous family ever. Seriously! All of the grandkids and great grandkids met at my aunt and uncles horse farm in Lexington for Horse Camp. They started this when their grandkids were little and now they are the "camp counselors". It was a blast for the second year in a row!
|Camp day one. Kick of meeting.|
|The camp crew|
|Knox riding in the cart|
|more of the crew|
|They even have organized events. For this one they had to build a shelter that someone could sit in side. First team done won.|
|at the end both teams joined forces.|
|Ty mucked stalls|
|Case mucked stalls (more reluctantly than Ty)|
|Knox rode a horse in his jammies.|
|lots and lots of swimming|
|and a little relaxation|
|Case completed his first chapter book by himself.|
|We caught up with old friends... miss having this crew together.|
|Case finished his second season of baseball|
|Noah was on his team|
|Ty finished his first season of baseball.|
|Knox fell in love.|
|We rode Thomas the Train in Connersville, IN|
|Knox thought a train ride was pretty cool!|
|Some of the Creason crew joined us!|
|We stayed in a cabin at the Wilstem Ranch and got up close|
to some elephants at the Elephant Retreat.
|And visited the West Baden Hotel... pretty cool!|
|Case and Ty shared a bed and didn't kill each other.|
|Went to our first Fourth of July parade in Brownsburg. People|
threw candy. Boys were thrilled.
|Had Andy over for a sleepover that included bowling...|
|and Orange Leaf|
|Visited the life size replica of Noah's Ark in Williamstown, KY|
|Did the zoo with Ebbett and Mrs. Allison|
|Knox enjoyed another train ride.|
|Managed our first overnight date since Knox was born|
Fogo de Chao...
|...and a movie with this guy.|
|Knox saw his first movie... Secret Life of Pets.|
|With Grandma, Grandpa, Case, Ty, Mommy and Lucia|
|Ty and I survived Kindergarten orientation... barely.|
|Me post kindergarten orientation... not fun.|
|Squeezed in Monkey Joes|
|And Monster Golf|
|And spent some time lounging around watching|
movies and eating snacks.
It was a pretty great summer! Looking forward to the next one... mostly just because I don't like sharing these guys with school!