Monday, September 14, 2009

Osoyoos August 2009

Caroline on the dock. The other kids fishing at the end of the dock.

Cameron got to try kneeboarding with his new friend Z! Very exciting for him. Almost all of our kids got a ride in the boat. Maybe next August Courtney!

Courtney and I hanging on the dock.

Cameron and Z getting ready to go kneeboarding.

Sleep little bubba sleep. And she did, with her hands wrapped around my neck.

A few of the many sand toys we had! So much fun!

It looks like Cliff is in pain or something, but he was not. He was just rubbing his face LOL. A rare shot of 7 of the family together.

Courtney trying on the mask.

Cameron loved his air mattress. He loves the water!

Playing in the water as a family of eight.

Made new friends! Z and A.

Tried fishing (a lot!) A couple of fish got away!

Goofing off in town!

My shadow. Look at that gorgeous lake water!
We have been fortunate to have had three visits to the Okanagan this summer. At the beginning, near the end of August for a week. And this past weekend.
Things that I love about this summer:
The kids are awesome travellers.
We can have a lot of fun, for not much $$. Being together is amazing.
I love to watch the kids grow up, and help each other out.
We could survive in a two bedroom, two bathroom place and still be happy together.
Love goes a long way.
In fact, I think this has been our best summer EVER! Making up for all of the years without a vacation of any sort. Last time we went away was when Catie as 10 months old. And Cameron was going into Kindergarten. This time, Catie heading into Kindergarten. Cameron into grade five.
I am actually sad that summer is over this year. It was amazing!
Until next year! We cannot wait to get back.


Allyson said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post with me Cathy! I just love the pictures, you can tell everyone's in love with our favourite spot. My fave? You and little Buddha baby! So adorable. So happy that this was a great summer for the E8s! xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post and all those pics! Looks like a great family vacay spot. My fav. photo of the bunch is Cameron on the water mattress. *He is SO handsome!
It would be great to join you next year (if you'd allow us!)
Love to all. Andrea xo

Cathy said...

Andrea! Thank you so much! You should get your name on their list soon!! A week would be awesome with you all there!

They book up really fast!! xo

Hope Walls said...

Looks like you had a BLAST! We just bought a cabin at the lake and I'm SO excited for next summer already!!! lol