We started our road trip to the Laitinen family reunion on Tuesday night. We drove to Las Vegas after work and piano lessons… We didn’t get there till 11:30. Finn cried a bunch around bedtime–I could tell he was uncomfortable and wanted to lie down. He finally went to sleep and just woke up a few more times and cried. But we made it. Rose used to be the one who cried about sleeping in the car- it was weird to see them switching places. She asked a million questions about where we’re going: are we going to Mimi’s house after Park City?, where is the hotel?, is there a tv in our hotel in Park City?, are we almost there? (10x), are my cousins gonna be there?, I love my cousins!
When she woke up and realized we were in a hotel, her eyes lit up and she looked so sweet. This girl loves going on vacation. We set up her couch bed, Finn was already out like a light in his pack n play in the kitchenette, and Rose snuggled down and went right to sleep with a smile on her face.
The Residence Inn treated us well, and best of all the air conditioning was fantastic!
When he woke up Finn asked to go home multiple times. What a little homebody!
Things got a little bit boring at the end
We finally arrived at the lake house around 4:30
The next day we went out on the boat for a ride
Finn fell asleep on his own- I didn’t even notice at first. He was so cute
That afternoon the kids did a craft
Movies during naptime
All the 5-year-olds born from March to July of 2011: Laila, Parker, Lilia, and Rose
The next day we did a run that was all about the little kids
Rose, Raimo, Finn, and I all got on the yellow raft- they were scared and Rose was crying tears, so we put her back in the boat. We also took them on the SeaDoos for a bit and they seemed to like it- lots of “slow down Mom!” And “don’t get water in my face.”
Here’s Finn between us
I took my kids back to the house every afternoon for nap time. Here are a few more pics
The older girls got the little kids to dance together- very cute
On Saturday we did an adult run in the boat, and Raimo got a lot of time on the wake skate
He went out with Mikko
They even got on the same wake skate 🙂
Riding with his opposite foot
Love these guys’ matching freckle
That night was picture night
The house was so beautiful. The kitchen table is so huge