Monday, July 27, 2009

Balsam Lake Vacation

We are back from vacation and had an amazing time. We traveled to Balsam Lake, Wisconsin last Sunday after Amy's wedding and returned this past Saturday. Grandpa Kyle rented a cabin for our family, which is very close to the resort that Great Grandma Mary stays at, along with many other family members! It was a relaxing week, with most of the time spent lounging on the beach, fishing, sitting around the campfire, and eating of course. Preston had so much fun and got to try so many new things! A big thank you to Aunt Paige for sharing her pictures so Mommy could blog them. Her new, awesome camera makes Mommy want to get a new camera too!
Preston was a good traveler for most of the 6 hr drive. We stopped at a rest stop and Preston had a picnic. Sleeping in the car

He was so excited to get into the lake when we arrived, he crawled right into the water, without his swim trunks!
Getting deeper.....
This is going to be a great vacation....sand and water!
Aunt Paige and her big fish
Daddy was a great fisherman is Rachel, Randy, Joel, and Scott with all their fish.

Swimsuit....check. Sunscreen on the head...check. Ready for the beach!

Sparklers....woot woot!
Mommy made an amazing blueberry pie...just like we used to at Girl Scouts :)
Big Group Pic

Preston and Paige sitting around the campfire

"Give me those glasses Grams!"
Molly and Preston fell asleep while Mommy and Daddy were out fishing
Mommy and Preston
More Family Pics

Great Grams telling Preston a secret

Mommy and Grandma Mary sitting around the fire
Grandpa Kyle and Preston Kyle being silly in the cabin
Farkle Game!
Marquard Crew sitting at the beach
Daddy and Preston
Marquard brothers and Grams
Mommy and Aunt Molly on the boatPreston found a beach chair just his size!
Molly, Preston, and Mikyla swimming
Preston's 1st boat ride...kinda looks like it is going to tip.. Mommy was a little nervous
Preston looks nervous too

Taking a bath in the shower at Great Grandma Mary's cabin
We celebrated Daddy's birthday, which was on the 21st of July. Mommy made him a strawberry cake and Mommy and Daddy went golfing during the day while the family watched Preston. It was also Angela's birthday on the 23rd, so we got 2 cakes!
Daddy wanted to play Monopoly on his birthday, so the family obliged. Doesn't Mommy look enthused?!
I love eating sand!
Molly and Preston playing in the sand box at our resort.
Sleeping with his bum in the air :)
Family pic on the pontoon- so much fun!

"Look Grandpa, I can drive the pontoon too!"
Preston and a big fish- he was even brave enough to touch it
Eichmeier Family around the campfire...Preston was so sleepy

Beautiful lake

Mommy even tubed!
There are such beautiful sunsets at the lake

Amy and Eric Get Hitched

Mommy's good friend, Amy, got married on July 18th. The wedding was beautiful as was the bride. I think Mommy and Daddy had a little too much fun at the reception though. I don't tihnk I can post any of the pics from the reception/dance because they are not family friendly :) Good thing we had lots of family helpers around to take care of Preston! We are so happy for Amy and Eric and wish them all the best!
The newlyweds Give it up for Eric and Amy Updegraff!

Sisters at the reception
Preston partied too hard

Jenn and Amanda
Amy, getting a smooch from her groom and his brother
Daddy and Preston- how handsome they are!
Gma Diane and Preston before the wedding

Preston got to meet Lilly, Rebecca and Grant Small's daughter, for the first time
"What's in your mouth, Aunt Molly?"
Mommy, Aunts, and Preston

Eichmeier Family
Amy and her bridesmaids

Beautiful Bride

Jenn, Amy, and Amanda just after getting their hair/makeup done

Amanda and the bride-to-be at the rehearsal dinner