With 8 children under the age of 12, you are bound to be entertained with tons of stories, crazy ideas, and lots of play time. They are so much fun to be around, and every year (sometimes more than once) they put together a talent show and entertain us after dinner! It’s so cute to look at all they practiced and what they came up with.
Stand up Paddle boarding Yoga:
This is just hilarious. We (my cousin, really) rent a kayak and two paddle boards during Deep Creek. When we aren’t getting pulled over on the water by the police for not wearing our life jacket (true store- who knew!), we are roaming around the cove, or, trying our hand at Yoga. Bridget started it, and I went in after her to join. While my cousin, Brynn, (and Ian) demonstrated the moves on shore, Bridget and I attempted to nail the poses. Who knew it was so much harder on a paddle board! I can say I never fell while SUP once in the past numerous years. While doing yoga, I fell enough for every year! It was so fun, though!
Can we talk about the lower right picture? That’s Avery and behind her, Aaron! He just whipped out a headstand on the paddle board with no problem. Like what is up with that! I’m in the green and white striped suit by the way.
And, well, because wipeouts are hilarious, here you go!
Each night after dinner, we would stay on the deck and just talk. Hours would pass, and we would still be together. After the children went to sleep, the older cousins, plus our aunts (some uncles), would either play games or talk about other things; namely, “Would You Rather.” Oh this game, we had it going all week! We would come up with crazy questions, and talk about them all week.
We also played some “Cards against Humanity” with the cousins. This game is a grown up version of Apples to Apples, but even funnier.
That was the winner of one game, ha.
One night after dinner, as I headed out wakeboarding, some of our cousins got a wiffle ball together with the younger cousins. They looked to have so much fun, but I actually took a nasty wipeout on the water, and had to take it easy after returning.
The next day, the only day the morning was a tad on the bad side, everyone started playing again. After my run, I joined in! Sports really aren’t my thing, but I never struck out