Our 2 week vacation at the lakes has sadly come to an end! Our first week at Clitheral was not very nice at all...we did not get to have one nice, hot, sunny summer day! So we tried to make the most of it by eating a lot, sitting lots in the hot tub, playing games inside and watching movies! Our 2nd week at Grandma Jan's lake, Pomme De Terre, was GREAT. It was sooo hot! We were outside the whole time playing on the beach and swimming! Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks!
All packed up and ready to go, can you believe that my Mom and Dad have this much stuff?!?
This picture is from 'Kids Day' at Clitheral Lake, we were so excited to open gifts; I was running running running!
My Daddy and Uncle Ben messin' around...
Grandma helping me open some of my 'Kids Day' gifts!
A sweet ball I got on 'Kids Day' - look at the huge mess behind me!
Just chillin out and relaxing with Grandpa Randy and Braya in the Lounge...this thing is supposed to be in the water!
Hanging out in the cabin with Grandma and the Brodster! We are going to be Best Friends one day!
Another boat ride...I loved it!
Trying to get candy from the pinata on 'Kids Day'; thankfully grandma Kathy saved me a stash because my crazy cousins grabbed all of the candy before I had a shot!
I loved playing on the lounge!
Trying to break the pinata again...
Yes...too many Mauch's in the hot tub!
Trying to play Twister with the big kids!
Walking back to the cabin from Bonnie Beach!
Finally at Pomme de Terre with Grandma Jan! The beach was so nice...I loved walking in the water!
Breakfast on our 1st day...I was so excited to get outside Dad had to hold me down to eat!
I loved "driving" the old boat at the lake! I played in here for hours every day!
Giving grandma Jan kisses!
Mommy trying to get a picture with me - ohhh look at that food over there! yum!
Ok, this one is better!
Playing on the beach...so fun!
Daddy and I playing in my tent!
Playing with my truck in the water. What a great 2 weeks we've had!
This weekend we went to the Karlstad Family Reunion in Mayville, ND! We had a great time...lots of meeting family, playing games and not getting any sleep! I didn't know that there were so many Karlstad's out there...it was so great to learn about my grandma Jan's side of the family! Lots of people were even speaking Norweigen at the reunion, so that was exciting! I hope my mom and dad teach me the Norweigen table prayer someday...almost everyone at the reunion knew it! Here are some pictures from our fun weekend!
Colston and Ethan got to stay at my house on Friday night and drive all the way to Mayville for the reunion!
Here we are playing at Grandma Violet's house...Uncle Matt had put a ball under my shirt so I looked "pregnant". he's so silly!
Playing in Great-Grandma Violet's sweet car!
At the reunion, I was getting pretty crabby and needed a nap!
After I rested, Grandpa Rod played lots with Colston, Ethan and I!
Here are mom, dad and I on a hay ride! They thought I'd love it, but I didn't. I just wanted to go home and go to bed!
A family picture in our matching t-shirts! My grandpa Marvin Karlstad was also known as "Jack" and "Jackson"...so our shirts said "The Jackson 5" - Grandpa Marvin and Grandma Alene had 5 children - Marlin "Goose", Ted, Sheri, Jan and Kathy.
Taking a bath in Great Grandma Violet's sink!
resting with daddy...we were so tuckered out!
All of mom's family wanted a picture of the Walsvik grandkids...but it was really hard to get us all to stand still! Five kids under the age of 4...tough!
Here is one of just me, Dad and Mommy.
Kinda blurry...but still a good pic of us!
I'm driving my Great Uncle Ted's tractor! Colston, Ethan and I faught over this all day!
My grandma Jan and her children & grandchildren
My auntie Sherri is so funny - she loved my "big head"! She loved to squeeze it! :)
Giving mom a high five for a family weekend well done!
We have been super busy lately...so here are some picture from Grandma Day, the 4th of July and when family came to visit! Mom likes staying really busy because then I sleep about 12-13 hours straight at night...Mom says its the BEST! This weekend we are going to my Mom's family reunion in Mayville...I will get to meet A LOT of my family for the first time! After that, I am going to the lakes for about two weeks! One week with the Mauch's (and all my crazy 10 Mauch cousins..) and one week with Grandma Jan & Grandpa Rod. Should be a great time!
Have a good weekend!
My cousin Cody and I at Grandma Day - I love hanging with him!
My cousin Carter and I playing in the pool!
Jumping on the trampoline - do you like my water wings? I don't use them in the pool, I just feel cool when I wear them!
On the 4th, Mom, Dad and I went to the parade in Hankinson! I absolutely loved seeing all the trucks and having candy thrown right in my stroller!
My cousin Kya was helping me catch the candy!
Enjoying playing on the tube at the lake! Grandpa Randy, Jaxon and Lakin are all making sure I don't fall into the water!
Mommy bought me this car last summer - but I hated the water then...and now I'm so big I sink the car! Looks like my mommy will have to buy a water toy for "hefty" boys!
First boat ride of the year...I hated the boat (and lifejacket!) last year but this year I loved it! Boat rides put me fast asleep!
Grandma Kathy and I showing our patriotic spirit!!
Grandma Jan let me have a popsicle...
...it was so cold!
Mom and dad bought a whole punch of stuff to "baby proof" the kitchen...and I broke every single one...so now they have restorted to rubber bands...but I can still figure out how to get into the snack pantry! I am sure giving mommy and daddy a run for their money!! ha!
My uncle Bill and Sherri came all the way from Laramie Wyoming to visit...I have never met them before! I LOVED playing ball with my Uncle Bill - He is the coolest! I hope to play baseball in college just like him someday!
I just LOVED my cousin Kelsey...I sat with her all night!
She does funny things to make me laugh...here she is tickling my feet!
Here I am with Great Aunt Sherri and Great Uncle Bill...I can't wait to go out to Wyoming to see them! We love them SO MUCH!