Colin showing off the first of several "injuries" he sustained during vacation - this one happened the first morning of our drive out there, I kid you not (he fell in the parking lot and hit his head on the concrete curbing)
Monday, August 2, 2010
What a crazy, fun vacation we had. It seems like we were planning (and stressing) about our trip to Wisconsin for so long, it's hard to believe it's done and over. We arrived, after a too long two and half day drive, on Sunday night, July 4th. We were planning on enjoying a barbecue and then the city fireworks but the weather was stormy, so we had to have an inside dinner and no fireworks instead. We were all just so glad to be out of the car that it hardly mattered. The weather while we were in Wisconsin was crazy - there were insane thunderstorms (including a particularly vicious hailstorm that caught James, Ryan, and the kids while they were out fishing on the lake), tornado watches, the hottest and stickiest weather I can remember, and intense rainstorms that flooded the yard. And the mosquitoes were super bad, so we ended up spending a lot of time inside (will Mom and Dad's house ever recover?). The kids enjoyed playing the Wii, shopping, spending time with aunts, uncles and extended family, fishing (James is a bit bitter though that I gave birth early because it meant he didn't get to use his 15 day fishing license for more than one night), eating (and eating and eating - Dad's no slouch in the menu planning department), and playing with toys (someone else's so that made them more exciting) and board games.
Mom and Dad's backyard and it's mini-flood