We just returned from a long weekend at Reynolds Plantation with friends, and are now settling back into our routine. We went over with some friends and their little girl, and had a good time hanging out and being on and around the water for several days. Steve left work a little early on Thursday and drove over with us that afternoon so we could all have 4 full days with each other, and our friends arrived later that night.
(above: trying on life preservers...they work!)
We started off like we do for most vacations, enjoying the first night a little too much (if you know what I mean). Going to bed late after a few adult beverages made it tough for us to catch up on sleep for the rest of the weekend, but it was worth it! We had pretty weather for the most part, so we were able to stay active outside....which is needed when you have three young kids full of energy. The first day we all got acclimated to swimming and being around the water (since it was our first day of the summer with pools open), and spent a couple hours at the club pool.
Saturday, we got up and had a little exercise. It was a little cooler so we went for a walk. Then we got the boat out and took the kids on the tube. Lily and Preston had fun, but Bennett decided she didn't want to go. Since it was hot if you were not in the water, we decided to put the boat away, and we went to the neighborhood pool to play for awhile longer. After getting cheered on, Bennett started jumping off the side of the pool on her own, and attempting to swim to the side of the pool. We were excited to see this since the kids start swim lessons Tuesday.
Sunday was the only day that showered off and on, so we took turns on the waverunner in between the rain. This ended up being the most fun for the kids (too bad we didn't try it out sooner). In between all of the water activities, the girls enjoyed painting, playing "go fish," and watching movies. Pres just entertained himself exploring the house, and spotting ducks outside.
Today we just laid low and cleaned up the house before heading home. It was a great getaway, and we had a lot of fun with our friends. Thanks Mom and Dad for sharing your house once again!