Friday, July 10, 2009

Well, as I was doing my last post on our family trip to the lake, I started thinking about everything we have done and been involved with this year. Cailtynn started school almost 1 year ago, and my has that year flown by! I am posting a photo of her 1st day of School and her last day of school....and now I think I will wipe away my tears as we begin to prepare for 1st Grade!

Colton has 1 more year until he starts Kindergarten, and Carter will follow the next year, so by all accounts, I only have 2 more years until all my babies are in school! Colton & Carter will both be in a full day Pre-K program this year, so for the first time in over 5 years, I will not have a child with me each day! What will I do with myself?

A weekend at the lake....

O'Dell Family Reunion 2009 was a HUGE success! We stayed on Lake LBJ for the 3rd year and I ahve decided that my family is a water family! The kids love the water, riding the boat, and Colton even drove the JetSki.

Now I must say, I am a little wild on a JetSki - I love those things! And after riding with Charlie this year, I have decided that I have to drive my own from now on - he is a little to tame for my tastes! (We rolled a 3 seater JetSki last year, which the rental guy said was impossible, and ever since then, Charlie has been a little more did the exact opposite to me!) And I came to realize that Colton is going to be a little crazy on a JetSki. He decided that he didn't want mommy to drive, he wanted me to hold on and he was going to drive. Well, needless to say, he about threw me off when he took off.

For the 3 days we were at Lake LBJ, I think the kids stayed in the water about 90% of the time. If they were not on the boat, jetski, rope swing or paddle boat, I am pretty sure they were sleeping. They even tried to eat in the water!

We are so lucky to have a family that is able to get together several times a year, but I think the highlight of each year is the lake trip.