{LONG Weekend Rewind}

 Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours sure was. We had our whole family out at the lake plus Justin's Mom Debbie, Crystal, Troy, Emerson & Nixon! Plus it was Regatta Weekend which is always a blast and one of my favorite weekends!
We arrived at the lake in the late afternoon on Friday and we went for a boat ride right away and then played until dinner.

{Only 1 or 2 photos were taken all weekend.. ;) ha ha}

 Jeff and Jolie arrived just before Miss D's bedtime but brought this awesome surprise! A slide for in the lake!! Jeff pieced it together with a slide he bought off kijiji and stairs that are meant for a pool that he luckily stumbled upon and then build a platform at the top to attach them together! What an awesome Uncle! :) 
Delainey LOVED this slide on land!

Unfortunately there was an overturned semi-truck that left hay bales all over the highway so we had to send Crystal, Troy and the kids on a detour to get here and they got here much later than expected but we had a nice bonfire before bed.

Saturday morning is the land races. Emerson and Nixon did awesome in their running races!

Delainey {& therefore myself} had a terrible sleep so she was in no mood to run! Or do anything for that matter. ;)
Emerson in the sack race.

The races were cut short as it started to rain but thankfully it didn't last long and the rest of the weekend was beautiful!
More slide time - it was a hit with all the kids!

Delainey wasn't too sure of the slide going into the water just yet.

That afternoon it was parade time. For the first time in as long as I can remember Mom and Dad weren't in it so we all got to enjoy it together!

The fire trucks were really loud!

Emerson and I took our yearly photo together!

So fun to see how much she has changed each year! I guess I look a little different year to year too! :) This will be the last year will the belly so hopefully next year looks a little more like 2014.

Service. Margarita sip before slidding. :)

I promise hers was a virgin too! :)

Slide fun with Auntie & Uncle.

Sunday morning is the Sandcastle Building competition that our family runs. We all judge the categories. Emerson, Nixon & Delainey participated in group sandcastle!

 Delainey is really starting to love the sand! I was so proud of her. :)

 Nixon napping. ;)

That afternoon it was the Kan-Jam Competition that is held at our cabin that my brother started years ago - it grows every year and this year we had nearly 70 people playing or watching.


 Jolie & and I are very good spectators. :)

Justin and my cousin Clay ended up winning!

Against my brother and Taylor! 

That night we went to the Hot Dog Extravaganza at McCoy's to celebrate our friend Matt who passed away a few years ago.
We also woke the kids up at 10:45pm that night to head out in the boat to watch the fire works. It was an awesome show and a very bumpy ride! :)

After breaky on Monday Crystal, Troy and the kids headed home and we went down to watch the Volleyball competition. After the first game and lunch Debbie and Justin headed home too.
Jeff's team ended up making it into the final! 

Delainey needed a break from sitting and watching so Mom took her to the water and she loved it. She was getting messy, walking in the water, playing with rocks and everything.

We even buried her legs and she loved it!

Jeff's team unfortunately lost in finals but they did awesome. 

After the game Jeff and Jolie headed out too so it was just Mom, Dad, myself and the girls left.

Ice cream minus her pants. ;)

I am so thankful for an awesome weekend with the family and that we are still out here to enjoy the week! :)

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Nikki said...

Looks like it was an awesome time! You look great!

Bex said...

Looks like so much fun!

Lindsey (a running tale) said...

Enjoy your week! What a fun weekend!
Avery was not a fan of the slide in the water we took her on in BC either! Maybe next summer ;)
I heard about the hay bales accident, sounded like it backed up traffic for awhile!
PS love the pics with your niece!

Murdock's mama said...

Every time I read about Regatta weekends I want to start them at our lake. SO FUN!!!

Christy said...

looks like fun!

The ice cream swim suit is too cute!

Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

I love your lake posts!! It makes me want a lake house so bad though haha! What an awesome uncle D has. That slide looks so fun!! Glad you're having an awesome summer mama. You look fab!

Leigh said...

What a fun weekend! Love the slide that Jeff made too...he sure is a handy uncle!

Brie said...

Fun weekend! And man, your mom is ripped!! (must run in the family ;) )

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, what a fun weekend! I love that Delainey got her own virgin margarita. :) That slide looks like fun! My parents just got one last weekend for the lake so I am excited to try it out when I go there next week!

Gabriella said...

What an amazing weekend with family and friends! The yearly picture with you and Emerson is so adorable! I am happy to see the Cruz is feeling better and enjoying the lake! Uncle Jeff looks like a blast. Aunties and Uncles are the best! :) Hope you are enjoying your week there!

Whitney Cowan said...

Looks like such a fun weekend!! xox

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

What a fantastic weekend!!! I can see why you look forward to it every year!