Tuesday, August 23, 2011

{Pettingill Fam Reunion}

The first week of August we headed to Coeur d'Alene for Trevor's family reunion.  We got the un lucky opportunity to be in charge this year.  The planning was a little bit of a roller coaster at first, but I think it turned out great and everyone at least seemed to have a good time.  If not, they did a pretty good job of faking it.   For us, it was one of our favorite camping spots we have been to!

We camped at Farragut State Park.  The park was gorgeous.  And the best part: The weather was absolutely fantastic.  80s during the day,  but cold enough at night for a campfire and hot chocolate in the morning.

Ry has no shortage of boy cousins his age.  There are 4 boys born within 9 months of each other and they are all ages 2 and 3 now.  They sure had a great time and played together really well.

Here are Ry and Beckett enjoying hot chocolate in the 'friend' camping chair.


Trevor made his grandpa's famous pancakes (from scratch, mind you).  They were a big hit and I am so glad he is carrying on the tradition.  Trevor has always been the breakfast-maker in the house.  And these pancakes are his specialty!

Miles spent a lot of time being held and snuggled by all.  Here he is with Uncle Tyler.


And if he wasn't being held, he was in the bumbo.  He's at the perfect age for it right now. 



Craft time is always a must for my kids.  (Thank you Michael's dollar section).


Carson and Dallan up to no good with water balloons.

 And who knew cheap squirt guns would provide so much entertainment?

All the kids thought it was pretty funny getting Uncle Trev and Uncle Dan all wet.


We spent one afternoon on Lake Pend Oreille. 

Gosh, Evee is adorable.



And we spent all day at Silverwood Amusement Park on another day.  Needless to say the kids had a blast.

Carson has a secret crush on his aunt Mindy. They were buds the whole weekend.

Owen and Ry waiting in line.

And the water park at Silverwood was just as much fun as the rides.

 Mindy and Kai
(who were off to Paris just a day after the reunion ended!)

3 of the 4 boys (Beckett, where are you?!)  Kai, Owen, and Ry enjoying dinner. Kai wasn't feeling well, but man, he looks cute in this picture!

Back at camp in the hammock that we finally set up after having it in the trailer for 3 years. Just happened to have the perfect trees for it right in camp.



Elle was at a hard age for camping (just over one and walking). But she did so good and was content the entire weekend!  Look at this sweet face and those eyelashes!
The grandmas brought little presents for the kids...which were a major hit. I love these superman capes that Grandma Judy made.  So cute!  You should have seen these boys zipping around the trees playing super-hero.

We had a little party for Evee (turning 4!)


The whole group (minus Tyler who had to leave early).  Thanks everyone for coming.  It was a huge traveling effort by all. And Onjali handled her two kids without a husband the whole week (we missed you Todd!) .  It was awesome being together in this big group.  The cousins just can't get enough of each other and it is so fun to watch them grow and become friends.  Until next year!



3 comments:

Dan and Anne 5:19 PM  

Great job on capturing that vacation! It was great and was wonderful to see everyone.

Judy Smith 8:19 PM  

It was so much fun -- thanks for such a great blog memory.

N. Tipps 6:31 PM  

Rochelle, I think you had the busiest summer of anyone I've ever known. It makes me tired just thinking about it.

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