Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rowell Family Reunion

James' family had a reunion up at Aspen Grove for a week in July. His parents have been saving and planning for this for years and now I can see why they were so excited about it. Not only is there free day care for kids for much of the day (in which they do fun activities the whole time), but there is swimming, tennis, golf, 3 buffet meals a day, crafts, pottery, baseball, nightly activities, high ropes course, rock climbing, fishing, paint ball etc. See, an amazing place.

I didn't get to do tons because Jacob was only 5 weeks old which was kind of sad at times as I watched from the sidelines while everyone else was doing stuff, but that's ok. It's worth it to have my little boy! He did amazingly well. He was rarely fussy even though he napped about 1/4 as much as usual. He spent most of his time during the day in the mei tai Sharon made me. I am so glad I had the baby carrier to hold him in all day long instead of my arms--that would make for really tired arms! I'm not sure I would have been able to use my arms again if I had held him for 16 hours a day for a week!

They had a "pioneer village" for kids to play on. It had a bunch of play stores in it and a life size horse to sit on among other things.

The little boy cousins had fun playing cars together.

Thirty of us stayed in this cabin together. It was ever so slightly crowded.

We realized that Joshua was outgrowing his play pen.

Look at how excited Joshua is to be in the drivers seat! You can't fully see his facial expression, but trust me when I say that it is pretty dang enthusiastic.

I got a big bruise from playing paintball. This picture doesn't do my pain justice.

And James and I had fun on the high ropes course. I realized at this time that I have embarrassingly weak arms. I also realized that I am not in the least bit scared of heights. The second of these realizations helped me feel better about the first :)

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