He spent several days with the cousins while I was in Rochester. Then three of the cousins came to our house in Austin for a few days. Then we all drove back to Dallas and on to Kansas for the Schroeder family reunion. Then all seven of the grandkids stayed with Nani and Papa for the annual Camp NiPaw while I helped my sister paint her house.
We had a few days of separation then met together again at Inks Lake State Park where we camped for the weekend. It was hot, hot, H O T! At least 100 degrees each day. But we had the lake to swim in and park store nearby where we could buy unlimited bags of ice to keep us and our food cooled off.
It's difficult for Elias to walk with his prosthetic leg on uneven terrain, but his new foot helped him tremendously and he was a champ walking up and down hills and over and around big rocks. He had a few spills, but nothing too major.
Chase asked him last night what his favorite part of the weekend was. His answer: "You, me, and Mommy." :-)
Chase hard at work to set up the tent
Hot, exhausted children waiting for dinner to cookMmm. Yummy, campfire-roasted corn.
Final family pictures before we all head home.
Elias and Ruger were fast asleep before we even pulled out of the state park.