Sam, Luke and I spent last week vacationing at beautiful Spider Lake in Traverse City with some friends. We took the Williamsons' boat with us, and spent many happy hours water skiing, tubing, and sun bathing. We bought a life jacket for Luke so that he could come out for the fun.
This picture is terribly misleading. Luke actually hated being in his life jacket, and fussed most of the time we were on the boat. Apparently he was willing to forget his troubles momentarily for the delight of having his picture taken.
We were thrilled that Rachel flew in from California to stay with us for the week. We had a great time catching up in the evenings by the campfire, and she certainly got her baby fix, too. She and I took Luke out to an island in the middle of the lake one day so that we could get some sun and let Luke play in the water.
Of course we had to visit the Cherry Republic in downtown Traverse City, where a pit full of cherry pits called us for a photo op. Ian and Logan were too interested in playing with the pits to pay us much attention, but Luke was happy to be able to sit up on his own for once.
The three boys had lots of time to play together during our trip. At this point in their development, the most they can really do is take toys from one another. Still, we did get them to sit nicely together for a few pictures. I love this picture: here's our walker, our crawler, and our sitter.
All in all, we had a fabulous time. I'm still trying to get used to the fact that I have to wake up at 6 am every day now, even when we're on vacation. But when this face greets me every morning it somehow makes it all worth while.