This past weekend, most of the Guptells (and Mark), Grandma, Auntie and Rocco came to Pasley. Jake put our guests immediately to work and had them help clear our beach of all logs (of which, I'm sure, have been sitting there for more than 50 years). We also drew up some plans and began building our beach lounge and bar area (more details and pictures to follow...I hope).
Cleaning up the beach
Rowing out the offending logs and "schmegg"
Work, followed by Margheritas and Mexican dip
Sis woke up from her lounge chair slumber to this scene...Sam rowing Rocco to shore
The long weekend was also PIGS (Pasley Island Games). We actually made it on time for the Sports Day portion this year, and also managed to corall Kirby in the cabin. In fact, I think this was the first PIGS that Kirby did not make a sudden and frantic appearance.
Although Sam and Clara had been practicing their running, 3 legged and jumping sack races in the upper hallway at home, and Sam had been bragging to everyone how fast he is, they both suffered from severe race anxiety. Even Will froze seconds into the maple leaf toddler relay. Thank goodness for participation ribbons and for the Daddy piggy back race!
Rocco contemplating the maple leaf race
Sam...not so happy
Clara taking a break from the stress of it all
But she agrees to the 3 legged race
And wins a third place ribbon!
Notice Will slung over Daddy's shoulder
Will's new face. He does this when he hears the word "eyes"
The PIGS picnic was hosted by North Bay this year. We lasted until 9:25pm and even danced a few dances before taking the kids (and ourselves) home to bed.
Will knocking back a cold one
Clara and Auntie Lisa
Sis and Rocco
Sis teasing Will with a cookie
The boys discovering a new and very fun toy (Jake's travel bar)
Current and future friends on the Island
Ding, ding...time to go home!