We spent the whole morning and part of the afternoon at the Center. We were warm and dry and one of a few families there so the kids had free reign over the whole place. Before getting to the Center, we had made a list and headed to Walmart. I spent $120 on crap that I already had at home that we needed for the trip and didn't bring. I bought things like: beach toys, another umbrella stroller, a new chair for Shelby-she sat in hers and it broke!, a can opener, a flashlight that works, jiffy popcorn, detangler for Shelby's poor well watered hair and most importantly a SPACE HEATER!!!
Emma in the monster maskPete floating around. See what's in his hand?Another Witch who thought the muggles couldn't see her wand.We went over and over the latest Potter film. I kept warning the kids that Bear hasn't read the books or seen the 6th movie and to not give it away, but one of them slipped. Eventually he started asking questions and at one point sighed Well I guess I don't need to see the movie now. But I am taking him to the matinee on Sunday.
Parker having a blast in the water
The lake is gorgeous. You can walk out there forever with it going no higher than your waist. Parker walked out with the kids and uncle to toss the football around and never did need a life jacket on. Emmitt was content to just play in the sand on the beach and not have to go in the water, ever.
We packed up while the kids watched a movie. Parker fell asleep before we left. Bear and I folded down the camper and he "let" me drive home so I could practice with the trailer. We stopped for huge ice cream cones and headed home. Shelby shared her cone with Emmitt. Then he was out for the ride home. By the time we pulled into the driveway they were all awake again and we started unpacking. The worst part. We learned what to bring and what to leave home. We now have just for the camper items that will stay there. We are pretty sure we will go again this summer. We have booked a weekend next year too. The kids will be even easier. Just thinking about it, I won't need the pack and play for Emmitt and he may even be out of diapers! Wouldn't that be nice...hopefully we get a trip with nice weather too.