We couldn't make the beach trip on Wednesday due to Michelle's work schedule and graduation rehearsal which Liz had to attend if she was going to walk across the stage on Friday. So I decided we'd take a trip up to the lake on Thursday. It was going to be 90 and really muggy. I HAD to pay attention to the house before we went so departure time was set at noon. We didn't do too bad and left at 12:20. Most of those 20mins were spent applying sunscreen to everyone. lol Michelle had to work, Luke was at Della's and Jake was at a friend's house so it was only my niece, us girls (me, Val, Liz, Carrie, Eileen, Olivia and Danielle) and Sean.
The beach was busy but I've seen it a lot worse. Unfortunately it was also stinky thanks to a huge section of unused beach covered in seaweed. It was so bad that we had to move out of our perfect shady spot. The kids still had a ball though. Some of Val's friends ended up showing up and hanging out with us.
Sean and all the girls
Danielle doing her fish impersonation
Olivia and Danielle on the seesaw
Sean and Val's friend Ashton racing on the slide
Eileen and Olivia having a peaceful time on the tire swing
And then in motion
Big kids playing with Val's beach towel (it's a real game of Candy Land)
Danielle as I was trying to get her out of the car