Thursday, July 25th
Trent did not take one minute for granted at the lake house and was on the boat any time there was room for him. He got up with the "hard core" group every morning around 6 to catch the smooth water. I was impressed!
Aiden woke up early this morning too (I think he heard Trent), but I made him lay in bed with me b/c I wasn't ready to get up..ha. We wandered upstairs around 8 and the only other people rousing were the Fiet's (Rachel, Kevin, and kids) preparing to drive home to Louisville. I realized I hadn't gotten a good picture with the kids so I snapped a few while they were eating breakfast :) Aiden loved their company!
Liam, Bennett, Aiden, and Tess.
Bennett was so cooperative for me :)
Cute little stinkers ;)
We were sad to see them go, but look forward to seeing them next year! So nice that Aiden will always have some playmates :)
Aiden walking up the dock with GG (Great Grandma). Notice how smooth the water was!
Jumping on the trampoline for a minute.
Looking back on these pictures, the clouds were so fun this day. I noticed our boat out there.
Ian was out wake surfing.
Lady Canandaigua passing by.
Amy and Bryn headed out to the boat.
Dane wake surfing in the distance.
Aiden and I headed out on the jet ski with Jordan to see what Trent was up to on the boat. He skied a little bit.
Aiden sitting with Melissa.
Bryn and Aiden walked around while we were stopped to get gas.
Aiden and Daddy once we came back in.
Uncle Scott had quite the audience jumping on the trampoline with Tessa! I love that Aiden's sitting on Bryn's shoulders - he had so many buddies :)
Aiden took a little swim in the hot tub ;)
The boat went out again in the afternoon (it's out a lot!). I think Tabitha was wake surfing out there. They were awfully close to that sail boat. Luckily you only go about 10 mph when you're wake surfing so it probably didn't disturb them too much.
Aiden proving his strength to us ;)
Amy's not actually holding on to him, so he'd hold on until he couldn't anymore, but Amy was there to catch him when he dropped ;)
In the afternoon a few of the cousins did the mini triathlon that we did the last time we were here 2 years ago (read about it HERE) to see if they could beat their time.
Here's Dane diving in.
He actually wasn't here for the first triathlon, but he wanted to see how he did.
During all of this there was some kind of sailing race going on.
Camryn diving in.
I thought this was a neat shot. You see Camryn swimming with all of the sailboats in the background, plus our boat was headed in.
In the meantime Aiden was hanging out in the "clubhouse" with Amy and Kyle.
He loved being up there, but freaked out when they had to come down and kept running away from the trap door. I think he was scared.
I love this shot of him :)
Camryn after she finished the biking and running, heading back down to the finish line (the dock) to get her time.
Hard to tell, but Dane's down on the dock preparing to redo his swim since the stopwatch never started the first time :/ Oh and there's Trent and Aiden standing there in the foreground - the reason I actually took this picture ;)
Down the road twice.
And then running down the road once.
Inside Aiden and Tessa were playing cars.
Here Courtney (green swimsuit) had just finished swimming.
Camryn was her cheerleader ;) So cute!
Sawyer insisted she had to compete ;) She is so spunky! We secretly made an easier route for her. Her "dive" - adorable!
Doing her running. Love that her little bum cheeks are out a little ;)
Headed to the finish ;)
Tessa and Aiden sitting at the "adult table" later that evening at dinner.
Grandma feeding Aiden.
Each family is assigned a night to prepare dinner. This night was the Whitmore's (Scott and Krystal) and they got Monica's pies for dessert. So delish!
John jumped in ;)
Chocolate cream, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb, apple crumble, and grape (what Monica/upstate New York are famous for).
Those are all of my pictures from the day. That evening we played the Name Game (also played the night before), which was a ton of fun and got super loud and competitive. After that, some of the sneaky cousins insisted that we all go out on the boat (it was like 9 at night at this point) way down to this fancy house that had a boat house with a diving board on top, that they'd seen, and jump off of it. I had no desire to do this, but I definitely wanted to be there to witness it! Strict instructions were given to those jumping (there were 12 or 13) that there could be no yelling/talking/anything when they jumped, so as not to get caught. They also decided on how much time to space their jumps. It was absolutely hilarious for those of us on the boat because it was hard to see them (we turned off the boat and were just waiting like a hundred feet away in the dark), but every 5 seconds or so we'd hear another splash! Definitely a memory forever, especially for those who did it ;)