The funniest moments of the trip came from Helen. On Wednesday we drove to Mirror Lake. None of us brought warm clothes or jackets. We were eating lunch on a picnic table on the banks of the lake, and we were all freezing in the wind and talking about how cold we were. Helen piped up and said, "Let's get out of here." Hahahaha.
Then last night Jake and I were entertaining Helen and her nephews. We didn't have any little kids' books there so we were resorting to looking through one of my dad's farming magazines with them. Anytime we found a picture of something they would recognize they would identify it and then sing a song about it. We sang about all kinds of stuff. But we couldn't think of a song about cows. Jake started making up an impromptu song about my dad's dexters. One nephew chuckled a little bit. I was laughing because Jake makes up songs all the time. My mom just kept looking at him weird. But the best was when Helen looked at Jake and then said, "STOP! Stop. stop." Then she did this curled up bashful reaction that she gets when she is embarressed.
Anyhow we had a great time. Thanks Mom & Dad for having us. We love you. On the way home Jake and I were talking about what/when our next trip/vacation would be. There was no conclusive answer. With Jake starting school on Monday and baby sister coming, I think it will be Thanksgiving.
p.s. I'd love to share photos of the week, but my camera is in the bag that went missing between the condo and the car. I think someone swiped it. I don't know how. It must have happened as I pulled the cart instead of pushing it for a moment. Hope they enjoy toddler clothes & tennis shoes, cool sun hats, sunscreen, half-used infant medications, family card games, my camera, and a baby gift, and the brand new nursing bras I bought at the outlets. I am still holding out hope that it fell off and someone will turn it in to the front desk. Please, oh, please.