July 15, 2009

Another One?

My mother-in-law called me up last Friday afternoon.

"I was just wondering if you guys were planning on camping tonight or just coming in the morning?"

Quickly pulling out the often lost memory key and started doing a mental run through of the dusty files. Upon finding nothing there, I replied with a very confident, "huh?"

"The family reunion tonight, are you guys going to camp?"

Perhaps I had taken a wrong turn somewhere in the jumbled mess of my memory maze. So after doing another quick run through, I finally replied with a now not so confident, "huh?"

"Well, Luke talked to his father about it, I guess he didn't pass on the information".

Suddenly feeling much better that I had not completely lost it and as it was now obvious that the mess of unpassed information stemmed from the fact that two male figures had discussed the matter.

She quickly updated me that it was the "big" family reunion, which was all the extended family then mentioned she had given out the dates three months ago.


So I did what any good wife would do. I called up the man of the house and asked him about it. He then said the obvious. "I didn't tell you? Oh, well, I guess forgot about it."

We had made big plans for getting the yard ready to put sprinklers in. But we decided we would go, camp, and leave early enough on Saturday to get some work done. So we jumped in the car and headed back over to Start Valley down to the Palisades.

We ended up having so much fun that we didn't leave until Saturday night.

Friday late afternoon we took a little ride on Luke's cousin's boat. It was pretty exciting for the kids.

Jacob tried to make a quick getaway with the boat but the boat owner was too quick.

If I said they were singing "Wind beneath my Wings" I'd be lying. But it makes for a great caption.

Our kids were the last to bed and I believe the first to get up. Figures. I think I sang "Mommas going to buy you a mocking bird" lullaby about 18 times before the boys finally fell asleep and I was allowed to stop.

I'm starting to hate that song. But Alayna thinks its funny.

Nothing like cousins...

...and all their toys.
This was a bit of a dynamics change for Savannah who is use to being surrounded by girl cousins. On this side of the family, the boys rule.

What a little fish. She was in the water ALL day. At one point she had to be forced out due to blue lips.

Wait... wha? What's this? Luke knows how to use the camera? Hey look! That's me! Or rather, the back of my head, but still!

Wow! Another one!

And this point Luke and I went out on another boat but I forgot the camera. So I missed taking pictures of:

-Luke wearing a florescent lime green and black wet suit.
-Luke wake boarding in said wet suit.
-Luke getting cat calls from a boat full of guys while wearing said wet suit.
-The gorgeous green mountains that surrounded us.
-Jacob crying and worrying that we were leaving daddy every time he fell of the wake board.
-Jacob falling asleep in his bright yellow life jacket after knowing daddy was back and safe in the boat.
-Luke's unsuccessful attempts at getting up on water skies.

After we came back, I just left Jacob in his apparently too large around the waist swim suit.

I tried. Daddy tried. Aunt Michelle tried.

But in the end, we failed.

Good times.

9 super cool people speak:

Heidi said...

These are so great--but I especially love the one of Savannah lounging in the boat. Such the diva.

Mama Smith said...

I think you are having WAY TOO MUCH FUN...without US!!!!! (smile) Alas....about 3 more weeks...!!!! (smile)

Sarah said...

BWAHAHAHA! I don't think *any* of the Heiner men remember to tell their wives what they talked about with any of the other Heiner men.

Jolynn said she had a lot of fun with you guys.

On that second picture beneath the 'Wind Beneath My Wings' one (which made me giggle picturing your FIL singing that), you should have your two kids doing the "I'm KING OF THE WORLD!" line from Titanic with the Celine Dion song going in the background.

Katherine said...

When I read the title I though you meant another pregnancy. :) But camping trips are fun too.

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

Glad you were able to go and have such a good time - looks like fun!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Sarah: Ha! Titanic! I think if I had let Savannah stand up there with her arms out she would have!
It was fun to see Jolynn again! It seems like it has been quite a while! Crazy girl went running for 1.5 hours while they were there. Training for her marathon!
Missed you guys not being there!

Kathrine: HA HA HA! Oh dear. Actually, just a couple days ago Luke was looking at all the kids and hinted to there being another one. Eeek! Don't worry, I'll come up with a better title when that happens! =)

Mama Smith said...

One more thought...I am so looking forward to swimming and playing in LAKES without worrying about "allegators"!!!!!!!!

Sara Lyn said...

So Morgan's family usually calls me instead of him, assuming that he'll forget to tell me. (Even though when they do tell him instead of me, he always tells me.) The only problem is even though I've been told about lots of things, I'm usually the one to just forget about something and be totally clueless. Whoops!

ClavisPower57 said...

awwwww how cute!!!

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