Jefferson Lake. The internet site we found said the trail around it was "Easy." I think most of us would disagree with that. But, it was certainly beautiful, and we all made it all the way around.
Jake was a great help with the little kids. Here he is giving Z a ride.
On the trail -- Z, Grady, Charis and Christie.
Z enjoying the wild flowers.
Jake, Caleb, Simon and Ann.
Caleb, Charis, Mom and Ann taking a break. Everyone is wearing Dad's clothes, because the wind at the lake was very chilly, and no one had brought sweatshirts. Dad's suitcase was in the trunk of the car, so the troops broke it open and distributed what was within.
Z and I.
Nathan and Z on a snowbank. We took a different car than everyone else, so didn't know Dad's clothes were being handed out. We just suffered until the hike warmed us up. When Z saw the snow he started to cry and said, "I'm going to be chilly!" You can see from his face he's still not happy about it.
And the birthday -- 3 years old! He got a t-ball set, which he and all the kids LOVED!
Crazy Daddy at the birthday party. He looks like that demented clown everyone is scared to death of.
Opening the presents with the cousins gathered round.