Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mother's Day at the Lake

I had a wonderful Mother's Day.   We were off to church for 1st service so that we could get on the road in time to get to Lake Tippecanoe for lunch.  We celebrated Mother's Day this year with my parents and my brother's family at the lake home of my brother's wife's parents.  

We took a quick boat ride before was a little overcast...but always fun to get out on the lake.  Both Seth and Grant loved every minute of the ride. 

Then....we had an awesome steak lunch (and yummy shrimp appetizer...seriously, shrimp has got to be my favorite food).   After lunch we all headed out for a much longer pontoon ride all over Big and Little Tippe lakes.  The sun had come out now and it was a gorgeous May day.  

"Gramdpa Walt" even let Seth drive the boat! 

 Obligatory photo with mom...doesn't look too happy!

The big cousins

and the little ones (the babies, as the big boys call them)

 and then watch out...Grant has the wheel all to himself!   The grin says it all!
And then some playing in the sand...throwing rocks in the water...and just plain old fun with the cousins!  There were tears when it was time to leave...sign of a really great time!  And there could be NO better Mother's Day present than to see your children just LOVING LIFE!

I was really excited about the gift I got my mom. She hangs yearly pictures of all the grandchildren in the hallway.   So...I got her a vinyl saying to put above it:    Nana and Oompa's House....where cousins go to become best friends.    How true..these cousins ADORE each other. 

Oh..and I'm pretty excited about my mani-pedi I got from my family!  Looking forward to a little relaxation later this month.