Lake Trip

The following weekend we had our annual trip to the lake with my parents' friends and all of their kids (and now, grandkids).  We've been taking this trip every year of my entire life, and it is fun every single time.  Of course, the long weekend has changed quite a bit from the pre-kid years when we would head out on the boats mid-morning and spend the entire day on the water relaxing and drinking, get back to the condos around dinnertime, stay up late, sleep in and do it all again the next day.  We now spend a lot more time at the pool than we ever used to and we plan our days and nights around naps and bedtimes, but we still have a great time every year!

This year was special because three of my four oldest friends had new babies for us to meet!  Laura and Paul brought their 10 month old twins, Tommy and Alex, all the way from San Francisco; Jules and Adam brought their 4 week old baby Lucas (and Evelyn, who is Charlie's age) from Chicago and Steve, who lives in St. Louis, brought his new little guy Collin (and Ryan, who is also Charlie's age).  We were missing the 5th from our little group, Angie, who moved back from England a week later, so she missed the lake trip this year.

 Charlie fell asleep on his first boat ride...

Tommy & Gretchen:

 Alex, Jack, Joan, Tommy Eisel (there are two baby Tommys) and Gretchen
Another boat ride:
 Hanging out in the condo (and holding hands for a split second):
  Charlie wearing Jack's crocs....on the wrong feet.  We discovered that weekend that Charlie can say crocodile ("da da dile").

 Feeding fish with Grandma and Grandpa:

 Attempt at family picture

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