Monday, November 1, 2010

Chain O' Lakes Weekend

It was another fun-filled weekend for us. On Friday afternoon...I loaded up the boys and the van and headed to Chain O' Lakes and met my parents there. (Andy had a TON of grading to he opted to stay home and get some work done. He came up on Saturday for all the fun activities.)

We set up camp...which included our tent. Yep...Nana and Oompa got dibs on the RV ( I guess that's only fair since it is theirs!) I got the tent. We grilled hot dogs over the fire and took several bike rides and walks around the campground. It is their Halloween Weekend...and people go crazy decorating their sites. It's amazing the amount of "stuff" people have for Halloween. Doug's family joined us later that night for dinner and fun. Lucas stayed the night and he and Seth stayed in the tent with me. It was a little on the cold side...but the boys slept all the way through the, not so much. Grant got to stay warm in the RV w/ Nana & Oompa.

Saturday morning we awoke to a beautiful fall day and lots of fun activities for all including:

fighting with our cousins over who is going to push the toy

tye-dying shirts

taking hay rides
dressing up for trick or treating around the campsites
the 5 cousins...ready to go!
I told you some people went all out!

some even dressed up their campers
there were tons of leaves to play inlots of yummy food to eat by the fire to stay warm

plus: lots of bike riding, taking hikes, sipping hot cider, painting pumpkins, playing football, playing on the playground and just relaxing with the family.
Sunday morning we packed up and headed home for some warm baths and naps before Halloween Night festivities.
It was a fun weekend...thanks to Nana and Oompa for hosting and making and cleaning up all the food.