Every year we have “Fish Camp” with Nana’s brother and family as a sort of family reunion. I believe the tradition started with trying to go see your Mama’s Grandmother (your great grandmother Helen) on her birthday every year in August. Fish Camp is always a great time to relax and spend time with family…and of course…go fishing! There were so many fun things for you guys to get into this year!
Avett, you were a big fan of one of Uncle Mike’s MG’s. I think Uncle Mike said he has 27 different MG’s scattered about the property right now. We played in this car for quite a while and then you found your reflection in one of the side mirrors.
You also loved “driving” the car and making race car noises. Honking the horn was a big hit…
After sitting in that MG you went to investigate another one that was close by… You and Cody both loved to spin the wheels around…
Next we moved onto the lawn mower. Avett, you loved the giant steering wheel…
Everyone loved lawn mower rides with Papa around the yard!
After a shaky canoe trip in the pond Uncle Mike found a safer way to go boating using the lawn mower.
Then it was time for Dada and your uncle Matt to show you how to fish! Cody, you loved fishing and would go and sit next to whoever was fishing and say, “More fish! More fish!” You were so excited to touch all the fish that were caught!
There was a lot of cat chasing to be done as well. Both of you chased around Mike and Diane’s cats, Lola and Peaches yelling, “Meow! Meow! Meow!”
Uncle Mike manned the grill for us while the ladies made some fancy drinks. This year as a family outing we went to the Watershed distillery in Columbus to see how they made the gin, bourbon, and vodka. Mama and Dada put it to good use and made homemade simple syrups (ginger, blueberry, and rosemary) to make some wonderful drinks with our goods from the distillery. : )
Cody, you loved the pet tortoises Darwin and Logan. We would go into the yard and collect dandelion greens to feed to the tortoises (their favorite)! When you woke up from your nap later that day the first thing you said to me was “Tortoise!”
Everyone had a blast playing in the house outside! Even Nana got in on the fun!
We all had a good time relaxing outside and enjoying the gorgeous weather. Fishing, knitting in our PJ’s, bubbles, and disc golfing!
I’m not even sure how to explain the whole Curves t-shirt phenomenon that took a hold of the family on this particular weekend…
We had so much family fun and can’t thank Mike & Diane enough for hosting such a fabulous time! We are looking forward to next year already!