Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wilkins' Family Reunion/ Labor Day Weekend

Every year for Labor Day weekend we have the Wilkins' Family Reunion up in Pinedale, AZ. We spend the weekend camping out on my Aunt Nadine's lawn. We always have such a great time there. It's great to get out of the heat for a while and there is always great food and great people to be with.
This was Seth's first long car trip, as well as his first time in his new carseat. We were really nervous about it, but he did great. On the way up he started crying about 15 minutes away from our destination. Not too bad. He and Joss actually ended up sleeping most of the way. The way home wasn't as great, but it wasn't too bad either.
It was also their first time sleeping in a tent. We borrowed a big tent and a pack 'n' play from my parents and the kids did great. Seth had a hard time the first night because he wouldn't stay bundled up and he would get cold. He did much better the following night and Joss did great both nights.

Here is Joss hanging out by the tent.

We had so much fun. There was a swing that was tied to a tree and you could run and swing around. All the kids loved it! Joss needed some help and her daddy loved swinging her high and all around. She would giggle and laugh the whole time.

Here is Raef "hiding" in the grass. He was so sure that no one could see him.

My Aunt and Uncle have chickens that they are raising. Joss loved getting to feed them the left over pancakes.

Sunday afternoon Ben, Danielle, Caleb and Raef took Joss for a ride on the golf cart.

It was during naptime and Patrick and Seth were both asleep on the lawn, so I had no responsibilities for a bit. It was so nice to just relax and read.

Ben brought up his corn hole game. You knew it had to be Ben's because of the gators logo on every piece. Joss and Seth loved putting the bean bags into the holes. Seth loved sitting on the end of it, which increased the difficulty level for Ben. :)

We also had a little family picnic. Seth really enjoyed smearing the strawberries all over his face.

Lastly, Danielle taught Joslyn the joys of blowing dandelions. Joss loved it and I think she found every single one on the property.

We had so much fun on this trip! The kids loved getting to be outdoors and the weather was perfect. We are definitely looking forward to next year!

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