The next day we spent most of our time at a local hot springs that had two great waterslides…the highlight of our day! Even Annika went down these super fast tube slides unassisted eventually.
After our fun in the sun, we headed to an awesome dairy for ice cream and to stock up on flavored milk, cheap and amazing cheese and the ever-famous “squeaky cheese” (cheese curds). Yum-a-licous!
For dinner our kiddies had coupons for free mini-pizzas they made themselves…
Rocky also played Mommy to some homeless kittens (which Tasha put down for maybe 5 seconds the whole evening and next day):
Isn’t he cute?!
Yes, Annika really is asleep with Uncle Arvin massaging her feet…tired girl!
Our next day was filled with crafts, water balloons, swings, horse-back rides and more. It was so fun to get to know all these family members whom I wasn’t very familiar with. There were skits and songs and lots of laughing and really yummy food.
Here’s a small portion of the gang…about 1/3..
Sunday, we had the privilege of going to church and lunching with Grandpa Manning and Grandma Hazel. Two of the neatest people you’ll ever meet. (They’re front and center in the photo above.)
About 7 3/4 years ago, we took a photo like this one…4 generations of Manning’s represented here:
Here’s the original taken Christmas 2005, when Kevin was just three months old…
Here’s the July 2013 photo, Kevin is almost 8!!!!! He’s still pretty cute though, isn’t he!
Our vacation ended with us swapping our girls for our two nephews and taking them home! That’s a whole other post, but here’s a preview:
They didn’t have any fun together at all! 😉