Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Larson Family Reunion Day 2

The next day, some of the guys went golfing (big surprise :) ) and the rest of us loaded up and headed to Flathead Lake for the day. We had so much fun! It started off a little cool in the morning and then warmed up to be a perfect day. There was a boat, jet ski, and 2 kayaks to start off the day and then some friends of my aunt and uncle brought over their pontoon boat and paddle board. The golfers joined us when they were done so everyone was there. We even got my Grandma on the pontoon boat! Rylie had a blast on all of the water toys and playing with all of her cousins. Grayson was just passed from person to person and seemed to thoroughly enjoy all of the different arms he got to nap in. :)

How Grayson spent his morning at the lake.

Chatting with the girls. :)

Hanging out with Brent.

Learning all about the guitar from Joel.

Rylie's first ride on a boat.

Grandma on the pontoon boat.

A kayak ride with Daddy.

On the pontoon boat with Mommy.

Our whole group on the shore.

It didn't take long for her to fall asleep on the pontoon boat.

Brandon on the paddle board. He actually took a fall and lost his sunglasses in the lake. A bunch of the family headed out with snorkel equipment and started looking for them. After about 30 minutes, my cousin Josh actually came up with them!

Rylie was so out that she actually stayed asleep on Brandon for quite awhile!

Cute cousins!

Rylie went for a ride with Daddy on the jet ski...our little adrenaline junky thought it was pretty fun!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Larson Family Reunion Day 1

(Just a warning...these next few posts are a bit picture heavy. Over the course of 5 days, there was probably over 1000 pictures taken by everyone at this reunion. It was a little difficult to narrow them down to just a few to put up here!)

We arrived in Montana to beautiful weather for our family reunion. My aunt and uncle and 3 cousins and their families live on this amazing piece of property in Kalispell that backs up to national forest. All 50 (yes 50) of us either stayed right there or in a rental house down the road. The first day was filled with relaxing, swimming (or trying to convince Rylie to get into the pond/pool that was way too cold according to her), and introducing everyone to Grayson while the whole family arrived from all over the US. We had family from Baltimore, North Carolina, South Carolina, Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii all come for this reunion. My dad has 6 brothers and sisters and everyone was able to make it. I loved watching how happy my grandma would get as someone else arrived for the long weekend. :)

Gigi meeting Grayson. I love his little smile for her. :)

Rylie and Aubrianna (my cousin's little girl and the closest cousin in age to her).

This bounce house was probably Rylie's favorite part of the entire reunion.

The water wars went on the entire weekend.

Sydney was one of Rylie's favorite people the entire reunion.

Did I mention there was also a basketball court?

Day 1 activities.

Not a bad place for a nap!

Rylie "helping" Daddy in the baseball game.

Trying on Sydney's boots. :)

What all of our meals looked like. :)