My boys had previously met Lisa's kids, but don't remember them as they have not seen them in quite some time. Sullivan is only eight days older than Logan and they became quite the friends during this week to play together.
The view from the other side of snack time
As we drove to uncle Bob's house, all I heard about was how quickly they were going to be up in the tree fort. When your dad is a great lumber man and an ex marine – he really knows how to build you a very cool tree fort. In that fort,it has a ladder that can be lifted up in order to keep the critters like bear and mountain lions out, and Bob's kids used to spend the night up there.
There were actually two tree forts. How does life get any better than that?
Hunter even gave it a try.
My uncle Bob loves to tell stories of his adventures in the Marines, as a county sheriffs deputy, or retail old family stories.
We have heard about the hungry bear steakhouse in every Christmas letter for the past 10 to 15 years. On this rainy day – we decided to try it for lunch and it was very good.
There were lots of taxidermy animals scattered throughout.
Well we did have a good bit of rain on Tuesday, we were able to get a fire going. Catalina is helping Landon roast his marshmallow.
This is a panoramic view of the lake. We were much smarter this time and actually took our lunch with us rather than on planning to have it when we got back. We were thankful that we did as the kids were starving by the time we got there.
My mom, Connie, and me.
When we got back to the house, the kids would always play with each other and with any of Bob's kids! They loved all of his kids – but particularly the girls.
I don't even know what game they were playing here – but Cascade has a way of wrangling them all in.
Here we are playing Kan Jam – Logan is on a team with my grandfather and I am on a team with my brother-in-law.
We had a little bit of rain, but that did not stop any of the children from flocking to summit.
Logan with his new friend found cousin friend – Sully.
From left to right – my cousin once removed Vera, aunt Connie, my cousin once removed Vicky, my grandmother, my mom, my cousin once removed Greg, and my grandfather.
When we got back, Maggie played around with the antlers.
This is the restroom we use most of the week :-)
Uncle Bob teaching Maggie to shoot the rifle.
Above is Logan, Hunter, and Sully.Below is my brother-in-law Patrick, my aunt Marie, myself, my grandfather and my nephew Jack.
I had a fantastic week and I loved spending time with family that I don't normally see. I can't wait to do it all over again sometime and I hope that happens in Montana.