Sunday, August 17, 2014

July/August Oklahoma Trip--the Lake

Every summer, my family meets at Jared's dad's lake house Lake Tenkiller. We always have a blast. With the move to NC, we weren't sure if this would be a tradition we could keep, but the stars aligned and Jared had a meeting he had to be at in the OKC office in July. We made the plans! We decided to stop at the lake on the way in since it would cut about 2 hours off of our drive the second day. 

We got to the lake on Thursday and my family wasn't coming until Friday night, so Grandpa Mark and Stephanie met us there to hang out and see the boys. 

It was a long trip...

Porter wasted no time finding his spot...which just happened to be on the bottom shelf of this table...
He climbed in every chance he got. On Friday, we went out on the lake with Grandpa Mark and Stephanie. Porter wasn't sure about the wind in his face...
This was his first year to get in the lake so we had to document:
That night, my family came with fireworks! Paxton was a little apprehensive. 
The next morning was lots of snuggles and attention and donuts for these boys. 

We got ready and hit the lake. 
Porter's theme of the trip was snacking. His life jacket made him grumpy and snacks were the only remedy. 
He found the cheese popcorn...
Paxton had a blast. He stayed in the water pretty much the whole day. We had to force him to come onto the boat to re-apply sunscreen and make him eat and drink. 
Jared bribed him to jump off the Lily Pad with the promise of a fire truck. Paxton wanted a fire truck so he jumped!

That night, we went out for our annual dinner at Soda Steve's. 
The next morning was the breakfast buffet and packing and more snuggles. Then it was time to go. 
But there were no tearful goodbyes because we were on our way to OKC!!

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