Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Our Last Summer Bang!

It has been a very crazy summer for us, so to end it (and make things a little more crazy) we decided to take all the kids out to the lake for one last Summer Bang!  After loading all the stuff we had to take just to go out for the day we finally got everyone in the car for the 45 minute drive.  Before long we had snoozing babies!  I thought this picture was so cute of Shilah and Lexie!

All the babies fell asleep but as you can see the older girls were to excited to get to the lake.  (Just a quick side note: we used to own a boat before the babies were born.  We would take the girls to the lake at least 2-3 times a week.  It was one of our favorite things to do as a family.  When we found out I was pregnant with quadruplets we sold the boat because we knew we would not be able to use it until the babies were older and, we probably need to get a bigger one now!)

Brooklynn and Alyssa love to tube.  Here they are with  their friend Sari having the time of their lives.  Our good friends have a boat and a house out there.  We all took turns watching babies and boating.  It was so much fun.  Thanks Chris and Lynn!

We didn't take the babies on the boat this year, but they sure loved the water.  I couldn't believe how much they loved it.  I thought it would be to cold for them.  I was wrong.  They were so comfortable in the water it made me nervous even with all the adults we had.  They kept wanting to wander off.  So, I pulled our trusty gate into the water so I could keep them in one place.  It worked and everyone stayed safe YEAH!

We couldn't play on the beach without making a mess!  Brooklynn and Alyssa had a blast playing in the sand and water.  I think we could have stayed there for a week and they would have been over joyed.

Here is Brooklynn still playing in the water and the very end of the day.  We sure love that lake and have a lot of wonderful family memories there.  Thanks again to the Jacksons for inviting us and helping with the kids.  We couldn't have gone without you!


Cheri and David Saltzman said...

How fun! Taking the baby gate to the beach is genius! I might have to steal that idea... I love the new pictures. Your kids are all so beautiful! I guess that is what happens when two beautiful people get together :)

Her Royal Highness said...

That looks like a great time!
I agree, the babygate is genius! Then EVERYONE could have fun!