Monday, July 9, 2012

4th of july week

Happy 4th of July!  We spent the week/weekend visiting family and friends at the lakes (yes, lakes...we hit 3 of them!).  We started our trip off at the gma & gpa Butler's house.  We had a hot day out at the sandbar on Wawasee with Aunt Tam, Uncle Bill and Jake.  Later that night pop pop made homemade ice cream to follow a big grill out dinner:)  I have to mention that the night before my brother Rob and nephew Dalton took BC spear fishing!  And then he had to wake up early for a morning of racket ball with my dad and his friends!  He's such a trooper:)  We had a wonderful 3 nights there and enjoyed the fireworks too! 
Here's grumpy bear on the boat, he did have fun just doesn't look like it in this picture!
Declan had a blast swimming, he did so great in the lake! Thanks to aunt Tam for catching him as he jumped in many, many times!
Declan loved climbing up the ladder:)
Playing basketball with Jake!
Heading in from the sandbar.
Uncle Rob got out Kenzie's old four wheeler for the boys to ride!
Thursday we stopped over to visit our friends the Stahl's on Syracuse Lake.  The boys had so much fun playing with Aubree and Blake.  The hose seemed to be the favorite!
Friday afternoon we drove over to Sylvan Lake to spend a couple nights at the island.  The kids were in the water pretty much all day both days:)  I wish I could explain to you how hot it was Friday night...3 of the 7 kids were up most of the night (which meant we were too), it was 95 degrees at 1 am!  Thank goodness we had a breeze the next day.  After grilling out Saturday night we watched an awesome firework show! 
Here's the cousins in the lake, just the beginning of many jumps and splashes! 
Conall and Caitlin sharing grapes during a swim break:)
Conall bear trying to sneak up stairs!
Emmie on the raft:)
Declan swimming with a boat.
Spaghetti and strawberries for lunch:)
The O'Rourke sisters...Kori, me and Emily:)
The O'Rourke Brothers (minus Seamus) and cousins.
Kienan, Emily, Andy, Cohen, Kori, me, BC
Crash, Emmie, Delcan, Erin, Conall, Caitlin and Kylie
I guess it takes 3 O'Rourke's to grill!

1 comment:

Terri O'Rourke said...

As the mother of those 3 boys.......it usually take all "5" to grill out so I think they're doing pretty good.