Last week we got to enjoy our first Edward Jones getaway in beautiful Elkhart Lake! It was a long weekend filled with family time, activities, delicious food and fun friends, and a little bit of work too!
We stayed at the Osthoff Resort and it was wonderful!
The boys settled right in and were thrilled to discover that they had their own TV and a fancy bed that came out of the couch :) "Momma - how did you do that?!?"
I was nervous about keeping the boys in check - but we quickly learned that everyone was there to help and have fun together!
Running up and down the paths around the lake was a great activity.
A quick rest before heading off to play games
Jimmy was tired too!
Awesome activities / games and prizes!
First night in a bed together - so cute!
The boys and I had some downtime on Friday so we went to Bookworm Gardens.
It is a beautiful park with story book themed stuff to look at and interact with.
James loved the HUGE "Jerome"
And of course the "Nemo" fish were a big hit!
Trying to get a cute picture --- I asked them to sit on the rocks... should have been more clear!
We plan to go back with another adult next time... they were hard to keep together and at one point I lost them completely as they ducked into a gate that ultimately lead to a gift shop filled with breakable stuff! I ditched the stroller and ran after them only later realizing we had all trampled through a big area that was clearly marked - no guests allowed :)
Afternoon snack (and pina colada) selfie!
Friday night's dinner included a private bonfire and more activities for the kids.
I was thankful Isaac indulged my use of the napkin as a bib.
What a mess!
The boys loved the beach playground --- Jimmy has lots of imagination games these days where we all are a character from a Disney show --- this play set had a pirate ship theme - so we were Jake, Cubby and Izzie for much of the weekend!
Face painting --- the kids got to do the dad's for father's day.
It was pretty great!
Love this one of Isaac getting in there too.
Just a little more...
James and his buddy Isabelle from pre-school.
the boys by the lake :)
Another fun-filled day gave us a full night's rest!
Saturday we spent some time in Fond du Lac with Grandma and Grandpa.
Jimmy and Grandpa worked hard to fix Lightning McQueen
Isaac was happy to swing with Grandma after another LONG nap!
Grandpa found some feathers in the yard and the boys were happy to tickle everyone!
Later that night Patrick and I went back for the final dinner - adults only.
It was a fantastic night!
Happy to spend time with many of our new and old Edward Jones friends, especially the "other" Pat and Jen :)
Thanks Edward Jones --- see ya next year!