Thursday, October 10, 2013

End of Summer Fun

I get overwhelmed when I am behind, but I remind myself that this is not a race. :-) I just post when I can. We ended the summer with our traditional combined family trip. For the last 10 years we have gone with the same families to the beach, but this year we decided to mix it up and try out Sunriver. I have heard so much about this place and wondered if it would live up to the hype. How about you tell me?

 Everyone brought their bikes and this place has more biking trails than roads. It was awesome to spend so much time outdoors. I pushed Caden in the stroller since he is not quite big enough for a helmet. :-)
 Even the Moms joined in the biking!
 Constant entertainers for Caden!
We went hiking to a natural rock waterslide. I was proud of my kids for being brave.
 Jeff and I even joined in the fun. 
 Our cute family of 6. Caden was a trooper!
 Here are all the kids. From 2 kids under 1 years old in 2003, to 18 kids from 4 months to 11 years old. Definitely outnumbered by the boys. I love how good of friends they have all become.
 Caden fell asleep in the backpack, just like he was supposed to.
 We went to natural lava springs that weren't too impressive. Jeff wouldn't even get in.
 Jeff and Caden having some bonding time. 
 A huge hill of Obsidian rock. My kids were in heaven! They love rocks!
 We went in a lava tube cave. 
The house was a tight fit for 5 families, but as you can see we didn't spend much time indoors- just to sleep. And I will admit, we had it easy because they gave us the Master Bedroom. (Thanks Caden!) The only thing I don't have pictures of is the awesome pool. I didn't want to bring my nice camera, so I took some phone pictures, but I don't have them on here yet. Maybe next post!


Emily Foley said...

It's so pretty! What a fun vacation.

amydear said...

I've always wanted to go to Sunriver. We love short trips to that part of Oregon. Glad you had fun.