{Regatta 2017}

Regatta weekend is so busy and so much fun and unfortunately it's over before ya know it. Except it leaves everyone ready for a nap! This year Gran was visiting which was a real treat and she was able to take in her first Regatta!
We arrived at the lake Friday afternoon so we had time to play outside before it rained a little bit!

GG brought a sweet little tea set for Delainey so she is having a tea party here with GG, Nana and Ry.

GG also treats them to a couple new books when she visits so they were reading the new books before dinner and then a hot tub!

Saturday morning starts off early with the land races! Ryder was a trooper and ran the whole way in his heat.

Delainey was a champ and took 1st place in her running race and loved every minute of it! You get a ribbon and to choose a candy for every race you go in!

Uncle Jeff is the sack race undefeated champ. Jeff is awesome and still goes in all the races!

Delainey also went in the sack race and the skipping race which blew me away but she was totally into it and it made my regatta loving heart very happy. SO excited for next year when we have Miss Baby MacPhee here to dominate the baby crawl event!!
When we were leaving she spotted this and had to try! It's a whole little obstacle course and it was really fun. Justin went with her while I went with Kaley right beside her.

Proud little racer!

Watching the trains, playing in the dirt and swimming with Uncle Jeff before heading down to the parade!

As always the parade was awesome! It seemed extra long this year and everyone was incredible creative. The kids were so pumped with the candy loot they got!

Mom and Dad were awesome AGAIN and their dance was one of my favorites! {Dad far right}

Saturday night we had a delicious turkey dinner at Nana's and then Mom, Dad, Jeff and Jolie headed to dance. Gran, myself and Justin hit the sack early. :)

Sunday morning it was Sand Castle Competition time! We are in charge of this event and it was a great year. Jolie and I judged the adult open and family event and it was SO hard! So many awesome creations.
Ryder loved digging in the sand while Delainey made a little mound with red rocks on top and came in 3rd place! 

Rachel and James arrived that afternoon for a visit and in time to watch the Kan Jam Tournament we host every year.

That night we had the Hot Dog Extravaganza at McCoys in honor of our friend Matt. We put the kids to bed after that but then woke them up just before 11pm to go watch the fire works in the boat. I definitely wasn't sure if this was a good idea or not but they went back to sleep no problem. They were a little out of it in the boat but perked up to watch them and Delainey hasn't stopped talking about the fire works since!

Monday morning was rainy unfortunately so the volleyball tourney was postponed a few hours. Delainey did GG's nail - her first time doing someones nails!

We also had fun in the puddles!

While we watched Uncle Jeff in volleyball the kids enjoyed the beach! Jeff's team "Third Times a Charm" made it into the finals AGAIN {hence the name} but unfortunately couldn't pull out a win but it was so close!

Delainey had a great idea to go swimming with Uncle Jeff and then have a hot tub after volleyball...at the last minute she decided the swim part wasn't a good idea but we held her to it with a dunk!

We were lucky enough to stay an extra couple nights so we had fun going on bike rides, boat rides, visiting with Kaley & Sydney and baby Sawyer as well as extra time with GG.

Until next year Regatta! :)

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Lindsey (a running tale) said...

Oh man I am proud of the kids for the races!! Way to go D and Ry!
What a fun weekend at the lake, I love cabins for that reason, anyone I know always seem to love the community around them and they have the best times and events!

Murdock's mama said...

This is always my favorite post of yours -- SO many incredible memories in the making! :)

Brie @ A Slice of Brie said...

SO much fun!! I don't know how you guys ever come home! ;) I would love to see a video of your parents' dance! :p