Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Great Outdoors

We went back to the Roberts' cabin this weekend in east Texas. I think this was our 4th visit, and it was just as fun as every other time. The Satterfields and Thomases went with us again this year, and the Robertses had left this cute drawing for us...

And another greeting...

It was already dark when we arrive on Friday night, so we just hung out inside until going to bed around 10:30. Charlotte and Amelia woke up at 4 and had some trouble sleeping for the rest of the morning. Around 6, we all were up and ready for the morning. The kids were excited to try out the swing once daylight hit...

Unfortunately, we had lots of injuries this trip. Hunter and Charlotte both fell off that swing (scary!) and Grey fell off the bottom of this slide (going too fast)...
Grey also got into it with a thorn bush, Amelia twisted her ankle, and one of the Satterfield boys also almost fell off the big swing. Somehow, Grey got a bunch of sand in his eyes and refused to open them even after water and saline drops. Hunter and Ronnie, also got an eyeful of sand after sledding down the hill, but they handled it like men. Finally, Carrie dropped her phone in the lake and had to jump in after it (fully clothed!) to save it. We had quite an eventful weekend, but it was full of fun, too!


Grey, like the other 2 Brooks kids, is timid and didn't want to try the swing or zipline or sled down the hill, but he loved this broom!


On Saturday, Grey went down for nap at 10:30 (crazy early, but after going to bed super late the night before and getting an eye full of sand, he really needed to go down), so I stayed at the cabin with him while most of the others went on a hike. They found this little frog in the path and apparently, Char was the first to jump at the chance to hold it. Everyone was kind of shocked!

Our little guys had fun together this weekend...

Caleb kept saying, "I like this Roberts' cabin!" and Grey loved pointing out all of the "big rocks" all weekend.

The zip line's always fun, but Hunter is getting so tall, that he kind of has to walk Fred Flinstone style for the first several feed...


Love this sweet friends! They have been friends since birth and are now 8 and 9. I pray that they always have a close friendship...

Char ready to go down the hill with Daddy...

There they go!

Grey was into everything all weekend - as usual! He sure keeps us on our toes...

Our annual group picture. Hopefully, we can continue to go and watch the kids grow over the years...
 
Here's last year's picture...
 
It's hard to go back to reality after a fun weekend away, but we can dream of next time!


1 comment:

Trina Johnson said...

Looks like a great time for everyone. Im surprised Char picked uo the frog