Friday, September 23, 2016

Bear Lake [part three]

July 5th, 6th, and 7th

The majority of our time in Bear Lake was spent on the lake, just perfect! Joe and Lisa were in charge of the reunion this year and did a great job organizing it all.  They rented different things for us each day to play on in the lake and seriously had the best week!  Looking through these pictures makes me wish we could relive that week.

Lots of time on the boat.  The kids loved being on the boat, especially Brooklyn.  She loved being the flag girl, riding on the tube with her cousins, eating popsicles, etc.

Cutest baby on the planet in my opinion. 

and the cutest flag girl too. 

The house we all stayed in was awesome.  It was HUGE.  Every family had at least their own bedroom and bathroom, some with more.  There was a theater movie in the basement where a lot of the kids hung out.  This picture is blurry, but here is Brooklyn with Sadie.  I don't think Brooklyn ever left Sadie or Bella's side.

Tuesday some of us went to Minnetonka Cave.  It was cool!  I don't remember the specifics about the cave, but it was nice change from the heat outside.  We hiked down into the cave (that's why most are wearing jackets) and back out.  The tour was about an hour and a half.  The kids were troopers and walked almost the entire thing (except Remmy near the end).  I carried Kate the whole way in the wrap.

the only picture I got inside 

After we went in to town and got the famous Bear Lake raspberry shakes.  And yumm!!  They did not disappoint (despite the look on Jake's face here).  This was my first time in Bear Lake and I LOVED it.

our backyard - gorgeous 

Lots of time playing in the sand when we weren't on the boat, in the water, or on wave runners.

 They have a good life.

waiting for the boat to come back and pick us up 

This "hot dog" thing was fun.  It fit a lot of people and we got thrown off a few times.  We only had this for one morning because it ended up getting a hole in it.  Brooklyn and I are 2nd and 3rd from the front.

Remmy loved Uncle Curtis who kept her well hydrated with juice boxes and popsicles. 

Brooklyn and Connor 

I love this picture of John. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bear Lake [part two - 4th of July]

We had a really fun 4th of July.  Heather bought and gave everyone super man shirts to wear, which were really fun, and we went to a park that morning for the "Mortensen Olympics".

I found the girls these matching 4th overalls and thought they were SO cute.  

I love them!

..and I could eat her.

We did the pledge of allegiance, marched in a parade to the Olympic song, and played lots of games.  Sonya and Solomon were in charge and did a great job coming up with an obstacle course for us.  The kids raced against each other first and then the adults.

4th of July star hair

I packed lunches for us after and we headed to the lake for the first time.  It was the busiest it was all week, but still not bad.  We had one side of the beach to ourselves.

After spending the rest of the day at the lake we came home and ate, bathed the kids, and put them in their matching pajamas (my favorite).