Let me just start this post by saying that I love the Wilkey's, but I really don't love to camp. Really. As in, Neil and I do not own one piece of camping gear. Well, maybe we do own a flashlight. Don't get me wrong, I love the outdoors, but I like to sleep in a bed and take a shower every day. Anyway, it came time for the annual Wilkey reunion and I decided that even though Neil could not come Syd and I would hitch a ride and rough it in the trailer with my parents. They let us sleep in the trailer last year too because I was pregnant, but I am pretty sure this was the last year we are allowed, so sorry guys it has been fun, but I just don't think I can do the tent thing. JK (sort of) I had to dig through Sydney's winter clothes and shop a little on the clearance racks to get her geared up for the cold. And after all that, I forgot to bring a jacket. It is just hard to think about a jacket when you are packing the car in 110 degree heat. Luckily I borrowed one from my mom:)
While I packed and looked through things Syd played in her crib and was really happy to discover that she could pull herself up on the side.
Here she is in a 0-3 month jacket I found. She looks like a homeless child in her reindeer jacket, cheerios t-shirt and legwarmers.
Here she is in a hat that someone gave us when she was born, of course it was huge back then, but a little snug now. I think it makes her look even more homeless! I don't know what is going on with her tongue, maybe that is how she cools down...
We got up the canyon just in time to finish off Uncle Garths amazing gumbo. Pretty sure I have been craving it ever since, it was so good. I got Syd all bundled up in this little hat I found at Gymboree for 99 cents and little Randy's old snowsuit.
The next morning we enjoyed a lovely breakfast, again, compliments of Uncle Garth. Syd enjoyed her first pancakes, Eliza is such a good helper:)
I got there and was in awe. I forget what a concrete jungle and desert I live in until I come to a place like this. It was rejuvenating to my soul.
We went down to the lake and stole the canoe for a little ride, I love canoeing! The girl who is rowing is my cute cousin Ashlee, isn't she darling? Watch out single guys of Boston! The girl behind me is her sister Becky, she is darling too, but she is happily married to the guy behind her. The weirdo in the middle is me, in case you missed that. Oh the good times we have all had together, hahaha...