After showing off their “regular,” the girls (well, probably mostly Grace:) decided it was time for Claire to stand on Grace’s shoulders.
We were laughing our guts out at the valiant efforts they made.
My stomach hurt so bad from laughing as Claire pushed Grace’s hair more and more covering her face.
They didn’t quite make it, but sure put on a good show for us!
Noah was a first-time surfer but took to it like nobody’s business.
Sure love that little love up there (Mila) who had open heart surgery this last year and is just the sweetest girl you could ever imagine.
Dave and Lu did their old surfing trick:
…and Noah and Bennett did too:
And then they decided it was time to try again with the good old standing-on-shoulders trick.
LOVE those expressions! They did pretty great I have to say!
Love these expressions too:
We had a picnic on the tube.
That lake is sure good to mix in with the heat around here!
I cannot believe I didn’t get one picture when they stayed for dinner on Sunday, dang it! We loved having them to ourselves and hearing more personally so many stories from over there.
That evening one of our friends from when we lived in D.C. was in town for her daughter’s wedding.
Her name is Rose Dall and she is one of my very favorite artists (and people) in all the world. Her website is HERE. Dave’s sister Christy and her husband lived by them before we moved to Virginia and after they moved we lived in the same spot so we all got lucky enough to get to hang with her and catch up that night.
One of my favorite paintings she has done is this one:
Isn’t that just gorgeous?
I LOVE this one too:
Love those two so much! They are two of the most Christ-like people I know. Getting ready for baby number SIX. They are beating all the rest of us Eyre kids on child production, and they are pretty good people to do that:)
Two of Claire’s cousins spent the night that night and had their own pineapple photoshoot going as we talked with N&K.
We celebrated with lots of backflips…see those silhouettes jumping off there?
…some bocci ball:
…more back flips.
Games…Dave’s family is all about the competitive games that they make up. One of them was synchronized jumping.
With a little soccer and pickle ball worked in.
We held on to every bit of light we could to finish off that great weekend.