I think it’s safe to say that we all look forward to Sunriver all year long. Every year comes and goes, and as our numbers grow, so do the houses!
We headed first to Klamath this year, to spend a few days there before we all ventured to Sunriver. We got there on the 4th of July, just in time for fireworks and a s’mores bar around the campfire.
Great picture of Mom at least!
Harper and Evie hanging out in their strollers.
Sparklers! We loved this solo cup trick we found on Pinterest to protect little hands!
Watching the show
The rest of our time in Klamath was spent playing with toys, hanging out, and swimming of course!
If you couldn’t find a spoon, then you knew Remi had been around!
Reece loves swimming around the pool in her life jacket.
Remi preferred the safety of the beachfront entry.
Heelllloooooo cute baby!
Then it was time to head up to Sunriver! We scored a great house this year! Every family had their own room and bathroom, and there was an extra room for some of the older kids. It is of course, a huge generous gesture on my parents’ part to provide this for us. I think we all appreciate having our own little space!
We were sure to do all of our usual things. We spent some time down in the village.
Three littlest grandbabies!
Walking with Gramzee
The village has been re-vamped, and they have this little train that Gramzee treated all the kids to.
Oh yeah, the mommies all got to go, too! I pretty much forced Remi to go.
And no trip to Sunriver is complete without one (or more!) trips to Goodies for ice cream.
One day we visited the high desert museum. There are some of the local wild animals to look at, as well as a fun play area for the kiddos.
The “twins” – Remi and Hudson
Daddy even got in on the playing!
The three two year olds aka troublemakers
My dad is the president of OAHHS and they had a big banquet one nite while we were there. It was impressive! Delicious food, goodie bags for all of the kids, free caricature drawings, s’mores and ice cream bar, live band, and a little speech from this good looking guy!
It’s always neat to see my dad in these settings. We all know how hard he works and how amazing and wonderful he is, but to see the respect that others have for him makes me feel pretty proud!
While the band was on, Reece was doing some serious (and a bit seductive, thanks Zumba!) dancing for all of us. They decided to bring her up on stage and dress her up. She got a bit of stage fright while she was up there, but started to loosen up a bit towards the end.
Since the last time we were there, Sunriver has opened up a huge new rec center. It has water slides, splash pad, kiddie pool, indoor and outdoor swimming, and a lazy river. We spent one day there, and the girls loved playing in the water!
And biking! The biking is one of the best parts! We went for rides down to the lodge to get cokes, and even ventured to the village (for more Goodies!) and enjoyed a lovely ride back to the house in the dark. We were following cell phone flashlight apps and it turned into a pretty fun little adventure!
The house also had a hot tub, so that was a nice alternative to dragging everyone to the pool.
The boys did a little golfing.
And the girls did pedicures and our annual favorite things exchange.
Also thrown in the mix was board games, my Dad’s annual marriage FHE, and lots of great meals. It’s such a wonderful time for us to all be together, and for our kids to be together. We sure appreciate my parents making it possible for us to do this each year. I hope it never ends! I think we’re all counting down the days until next year already!