Jack and Sarah were so excited to see their cousins, that this road trip felt like it took forever. But once we arrived, they were happy and didn't waste any time and made every second with Emma and Declan count. By not wasting a minute, they were playing outside in their pj's at 8:00 in the morning.
We were at Davison Orchards by 9:00 to explore everything it has to offer. We don't mess around when there is fun to be had.
For those of you who know my very competitive son, this was his favourite thing. When his duck came first, he won. When his duck lost to another duck, it was a tie. As you can imagine, that went over really well with Sarah.
Feeding the animals.
Jack also enjoyed the ball game that made animal sounds whenever the ball hit certain parts of the path.
Back at home there were chickens to feed and tractor rides to be had.
It was a true Okanagan weekend, hot and dry, to stay cool, the kids ran through the sprinkler and made use of the slip and slide.
It was so sweet watching the cousins take turns and push each other on the swing.
All this activity made the kids very tired and early bed times meant there was adult time for happy hour and games.
We played bola ball this year and I realized there was a direct correlation to the number of drinks I had and my accuracy. More apple cider = less points.
It wouldn't be a sister get together without some super sisters pictures.
And then the super sisters got a little silly.
And a little acrobatic.
We capped off the weekend with a picture that will forever be remembered as the needle in a hay stack picture.
While Captain Canada was setting up for this picture, our car keys fell into this field. Do you see how tall the grass is? When we had been looking for what seemed like an hour and a half and I had given up all hope, Captain Canada found the keys. So the needle in the haystack was found and we hugged, kissed and said our goodbyes. It was a fun weekend made lovely by how much the kids loved being together.
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. ~Frederick Buechner