Kate LOVED the sand and the water. She would just start walking out into the water as deep as she could go and want to keep going. If we'd try to turn her around to the shallow she'd throw a little (or not so little) fit. She loved it! We didn't get any pictures of that either. Just imagine her up to her neck in water. That was Kate most of the time.
From this point on a little parental digression is advised. When we were playing at the beach Josh told me he needed to go potty. Beach=no pottys. So I said "Josh, you'll just have to go in the lake." I should have been a little more clear on what I meant. This is what I saw just a few moments later......
We were all laughing so hard and so was the group of people right next to us. Josh did his duty then came back to me and said so innocently, "Mom, why is everyone laughing?" Let me tell you it was hard to keep a straight face.
One of the days we visited Old Ephraim's grave. He is a bear as big as this rock that a guy killed back in the '20's. Pretty amazing story. Very big bear.
The view up there was amazing. The song "The hills are alive....." just kept running through my head.
We actually got a family photo. A miracle. What a fun week!