Our Lake Vacation 2014

This August we were blessed to be able to have a fun lake vacation at our parent’s camper.  It was a relaxing time and our first time taking two kids on a trip.  Both girls did very well and we enjoyed each other immensely. We went out to eat a few times, for a paddle boat ride and a swim in the lake, and on a trip to the mall and the playground. We also went to church, did some shopping, and rested and napped a lot. We are excited to go back soon and will treasure our memories!!

We went with the best laid plans to potty train Hannah but it didn't go well.  We quickly realized we would be able to go anywhere or do anything but put her on and off the potty, so we decided to put it back on hold until we got home.
We went with the best laid plans to potty train Hannah but it didn’t go well. We quickly realized we wouldn’t be able to go anywhere or do anything but put her on and off the potty, so we decided to put it back on hold until we got home.

 

Hannah really enjoyed playing with her water table.  Matt and Aunt Summer had a bit of trouble getting it put together, but once they did she really enjoyed it.  She had a motorized clown fish that swam around the pool in figure eights!
Hannah really enjoyed playing with her water table. Matt and Aunt Summer had a bit of trouble getting it put together, but once they did she really enjoyed it! She had a motorized clown fish that swam around the pool in figure eights!

 

Pouring water into the table
Pouring water onto the patio!

 

Aleah spent a lot of time lounging in her swing. She was only 7 weeks old here, so she was still sleeping quite a bit.
Aleah spent a lot of time lounging in her swing. She was only 7 weeks old here, so she was still sleeping quite a bit.

 

Yawn!
Yawn!

 

Daddy's Snuggle Bug
Daddy’s Snuggle Bug

 

Loves to swing already!
Loves to swing already!

 

Hannah has ALWAYS loved going to the playground.  She has been making strides in climbing and going to the slide all by herself.  She climbed these stairs and went down the slide about 20 times and had the best time!
Hannah has ALWAYS loved going to the playground. She has been making strides in climbing and going down the slide all by herself. She climbed these stairs and went down the slide about 20 times and had the best time!

 

Going down the slide ALL by Myself
Going down the slide ALL by Myself

 

Hannah loves to swing!
Hannah loves to swing!

 

On Sunday morning we got up and took the girls to church.  Hannah enjoyed playing the the nursery and remembered the "black monkey" they had from our last visit in October.  Aleah slept on her daddy's chest the whole service.  We had a wonderful time and Matt said how much he enjoys just being able to sit and listen to a sermon once in a while instead of preaching one.
On Sunday morning we got up and took the girls to church. Hannah enjoyed playing in the nursery and remembered the “black monkey” they had from our last visit in October. Aleah slept on her daddy’s chest the whole service. We had a wonderful time and Matt said how much he enjoyed just being able to sit and listen to a sermon once in a while instead of preaching one.

 

Hannah absolutely loves to have books read to her and her daddy loves to hold her each night and read to her.  These are the best moments!
Hannah absolutely loves to have books read to her and her daddy loves to hold her each night and read to her. These are the best moments!

 

Aleah had just had a bath and we were giving her tummy time.  She was so relaxed after her bath that she fell asleep!
Aleah had just had a bath and we were giving her tummy time. She was so relaxed after her bath that she fell asleep!

 

We spent the day in Lynchburg this day and took Hannah to the mall.  She loved riding the the motorized cars!
We spent the day in Lynchburg and took Hannah to the mall. She loved riding the motorized cars!

 

While in Lynchburg we stopped at a park to let Hannah play.  Here daddy is taking a rest and holding his other little sweetie.
While in Lynchburg, we stopped at a park to let Hannah play. Here daddy is taking a rest and holding his other little sweetie.

 

Hannah was completely off of her binky before Aleah was born, but since the baby has come and uses a binky, Hannah has delighted in 'borrowing" it from her on many occasions.  We are not too thrilled about this but we aren't too worried about it either.
Hannah was completely off of her binky before Aleah was born, but since the baby has come and uses a binky, Hannah has delighted in ‘borrowing” it from her on many occasions. We are not too thrilled about this but we aren’t too worried about it either.

 

Our campground has a very nice beach area, and Hannah really enjoyed getting into the water!  She pretty much stayed at the water's edge, but loved splashing around in it.  We even took the girls out in a paddle boat!
Our campground has a very nice beach area, and Hannah really enjoyed getting into the water! She pretty much stayed at the water’s edge but loved splashing around in it. We even took the girls out in a paddle boat!

 

Putting our toes in the lake.
Putting our toes in the lake.

 

There was another little girl down at the beach while we were there.  She was about 2 and fascinated with Aleah! She kept wanting to pick her up and put her in the lake!  I was not very happy about it to say the least!
There was another little girl down at the beach while we were there. She was about 2 and fascinated with Aleah! She kept wanting to pick her up and put her in the lake! I was not very happy about it to say the least!

 

Matt's cousin Summer came to visit us a lot and really enjoyed holding Aleah! We all enjoyed steaks on the grill one night.
Matt’s cousin Summer came to visit us a lot and really enjoyed holding Aleah and playing with Hannah! We all enjoyed steaks on the grill one night. Matt grilled them to perfection. Delicious!