Well – we had another successful trip to Wisconsin and back! I am tempted to send you to last years post because we did many of the same traditions BUT… that would never suffice. We have over 500 pictures from the trip, I just went through to pick out my favorites and that was still 100 of them! So now we will see how many of them actually make it on the blog…
Our view from the condo
Our Condos on the Lake
she did great - took a bottle - minimal crying
Happy to be "OUT" - soaked his diaper a few times - Overall a Good Traveller
100 questions about where we are and where we were going - as long as the answer was a number that he could count to then he was happy.
Ben driving like my mom! - sorry mom but you do sit really close
THE NETTESHEIM FAMILY
The REUNION started on Saturday - It was great to meet up with alot of extended family, (red definitely dominated in numbers)
The Rick and Kris Nettesheims (we missed Em and Schys family)
Happy 4th of JULY! We went to bed before the show this year, the boys were exhausted.
Family Picture - Packer would not cooperate
Got him Smiling!Â
Â On Sunday we all hung out on the grass and visited. Benji requested a game of Duck Duck Goose before he had to go in to bed – it was a big hit.
Duck Duck GOOSE
Benji is SOO fast! and all the kids kept picking Uncle Ben so he got his workout
Every Year we go and eat at Al Johnsons for breakfast. They have swedish pancakes and they are yummy – they are very thin and seems like it might not fill you up but… it does. I couldn’t finish mine this year. Their sausage is also a winner and I love the hot chocolate!
HORNY GOATS The OTHER reason we go to Al Johnsons!
The best thing about the farm is the hungry little goats that attack you as soon as you walk in the door. They give you a bottle to feed them and its a little scary but LOTS of fun.
Adorable! Benji is such a good brother these days.
ScareCrows are Awesome
THE YUM YUM TREE
This is a local icecream shop that we invade – or rather take over for the night when we go. Extended family and all went on Tuesday Night so around 70 people! The big talk is the “Blue Moon” flavor… I personally think it is kind of gross – which it is hard to have gross icecream BUT the kids all getthe yummy blue stuff and seem to like it so…
Have you ever asked a Toddler to do thumbs up? Most of them have a hard time figuring it out - this is Packer's attempt!
We finally got Bens kite up in the air. It ended up being a lot of fun. Everyone took a turn and some were even good at it after a few attempts.
We had a little sickness going around throughout the week. I had a touch of it and Packer was down for a day and then Ben got it the day we left.
Ben was too sick to even go inside the Packer Pro Shop!! that's how we know it was real.
I did go to the Pro Shop - and found some good sales!
During the week we had a Tennis Tournament, Volleyball Games, Soccer, and Shuffleboard. We snuck in a bit of Softball and Frisbee as well. I must say that I married into the right family. My dream vacation invloves tons of sports and that’s what I got – Loved it.
Â THE FAST BOAT
Uncle Norb brought his speed boat again! Our boys actually wanted to go for a ride and then Packer even went on the tube with Ben and I! After that I got toÂ ski which was tons of fun even though my muscles were sore the rest of the week. Later in the week we went out again and did some knee boarding – Good Times!
Our boaters! Cali slept most of the ride.
That’s about it. We did tons more – the whole trip was just go go go and then there were 4-6 days of driving and hotels. We’ll definitely go back next chance we get – the next big reunion is in 2012 – seems far away but the way time flies these last few years I’m sure it will be here before we know it.