We had a number of fantastic trips this summer! One of them was when we saw Grandma and Grandpa (and Auntie Karen and Uncle Jake and Uncle Bruce) in California, and took a side trip to Lake Tahoe.
Our first trip was to the California State Fair, the absolutely best fair we've ever been too. The activities there are too numerous to go through entirely, but one of our favorites is of course the petting zoo:
We left for Lake Tahoe the next day, and went to a house we had rented out on the side of a mountain with a fantastic view. Our first outing was to King's beach, one of the most popular beaches on Lake Tahoe. Uncle Bruce rented one of those standing kayaks, and he was pretty good at this!
Mommy tried it for 10 minutes and quickly decided she was better at other things...
But Daddy and Cecilia were pretty good!
Just kidding.... if you look closely, you can see Daddy's hand pulling them in the corner and then it becomes obvious:
Another highlight of the Lake Tahoe trip was taking a sky tram to the top of Squaw Valley!
Phillip could not get enough of the rocks! He probably could have stayed there all day just picking up, sifting, and throwing the rocks.
Cecilia had a great time exploring with Uncle Jake:
Auntie Karen also had a good time with Uncle Jake:
At some point, Uncle Jake decides to climb a tree:
Not to be outdone, then Daddy decides to climb a tree:
Phillip even got to join Daddy in the tree:
Grandma wisely decided to watch all this nonsense from the shade of the tree.
We even found a disc golf course at the top of the mountain!
We also went to a few other beaches that trip and took a night to go to Reno, where the kids had a blast at Circus Circus!
Here are some other great pics of the family, but the full set can be found here.