Thursday, August 14, 2008

Partyin' it up with the Dittos

One thing that I love about the Ditto extended family is how much everyone enjoys being together. Everyone makes such an effort to get together several times a year and support each other on life's events or just to have fun. The past four summers we have been able to have a Ditto Family Reunion at Lake Cavanaugh, just north of Seattle. My sister-in-law's family has allowed us to bring our group of 29 adults and children to bask in the sun and water. This year we didn't get to bask in the sun too much but there were still a lot of water activities that went on.

Stand back for an overload of pictures. Birch and I got our hands on an Kelly's (Birch's brother) awesome camera and we just couldn't take enough shots.

Tyler-7.5 years old
Tyler and Birch going tubing
Sara and Chloe enjoying a bit of relaxing time.
Nate-4 years old
Nate and Birch tubing
Nate and Birch on paddle boat. Nate's favorite thing to do was actually ride on the wave runner with Birch. Somehow we didn't get a picture of them together.
As you might have noticed, Nate has a very expressive face. Birch caught this photo when Nate was expressing his concern over the paddles floating away in the water.
Nate loved hot tubbing in his life jacket.
Cooper and Nate on the see-saw
Coop-2 years old
Grannie and Coop playing a game of football.
Chloe-6 weeks oldChloe and her cousin Hailey
Apparently Birch hasn't lost his touch; I was still asleep each morning when he and his brothers would attempt to sneak away from the 19 kids to go waterskiing.
Alysee-almost 6 years old
Alysee spent about seven hours a day in the hot tub--no kidding. She LOVED each minute in the tub and LOVED playing with all her cousins.
Alex-10 years old
Alex became quite proficient at playing Koob. Alex jumping off the dock.
Tubing Alex

Can't wait until the next Ditto gathering!


The Cox Family said...

Looks like a great time!! I love all the individual pictures of each kid. I can't help but feel sorry for Nate (and his sad face) when the paddles started floating away. I'll bet Birch made Sara jump in the cold water to get them. ha ha!

A big happy family said...

We always have a great time at Lake Cavanaugh. The kids played so well together, and thank goodness for the hot tub. I'm still trying to get the hot tub "smell" out of Malia's hair.

Matt's Blog said...

I can't believe how much the kids are growing! What a great trip. Looks like you had some clouds....

Heidi C. said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast. Your kids are getting so big. They are all adorable. Love the pictures of Chloe, she looks like such a sweet baby.

kg said...

Enjoying all these pictures!!

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Keri said...

We always knew you guys were party animals!! Love the pictures of your kids. It feels like I haven't seen you in forever...are you gonna stay home for a bit now? :)

Cami said...

What fun! Extended family is so great.

Cami said...

What fun! Extended family is so great.

Julie said...

I like the pic of Coop and Nate and the waterskiing one of Birch. Very nice pictures and each one shows the personality of the person! Those kinds of pictures are the most special- when you can capture their personality.