Thursday, July 31, 2014

Holiday World 2014

Our annual Holiday World trip was a success!  We did our usual plan and went to Lake Rudolph for the first day, then headed to the park the second day.  The kids enjoy the campground just as much as Holiday World!  As usual, we had a wonderful time!  The weather was great and the company was even better!  The normal crew was with us (mom and Pat and the Bruce Family), so it was bound to be a fun time!

The kids have definitely grown since last year....Laney and Max both went up a bracelet color on rides.  What that means is they could ride all rides except just a few selected big rides.  They could also do all water rides.  Now that the kids are getting bigger and have more of an interest in riding, we find ourselves staying at the park later each year.

Max and Laney both enjoyed the Revolution (above picture).  I think Laney rode it 4 times and Max 2.

The kiddie roller coaster is always a hit with the kids.  This year was the first year an adult didn't have to ride it with them!  They're getting too big.

As you can tell from this picture, Max LOVED this ride!  

Another fun trip in the books.  Can't wait for next year!
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

St. George Island, Florida

We just returned from a week in paradise!  St. George Island, Florida was amazing!  It was relaxing and beautiful.  We enjoyed spending time together....all 32 of us!  We went down with several other Reinhart family members.  It's an every other year vacation that the family does, and it always ends up being a fantastic time!  

We had a few days of clouds and some mornings with rain, but it cleared up mid afternoon on those days.  

We visited a couple beach shops that were within walking distance, got ice cream one afternoon, and even were able to walk to our restaurants.  We loved how small it was and how friendly everyone was that we met.  

We saw several creatures while we were there.  Dolphins were spotted daily, a couple sea turtles, a stingray, lots of crabs, a black racer snake, starfish, and......

A SHARK!  Yes, that is a shark!  This shark was about 10-15 ft off shore swimming up and down the shoreline.  A fisherman was trying to catch him, but didn't have any luck.  He was guessing he was about 6-7 feet and possibly a bull shark.  We saw him twice (or it was 2 different sharks).  At one time, Benji and the kids were in the water.  I had to yell to him to rush the kids out of the water.  Needless to say, I was a little nervous!!

Spending time with family and relaxing...that's what it was all about!

A couple of the cousins rented paddle boards one day.  We all took turns giving it a shot...I really enjoyed it! 

Good Bye St. George Island....see you next year!
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Our All Star

Laney's first year of softball peewee league is officially over.  She really enjoyed playing, especially since her daddy was the coach and her best friend, Bailey, was on her team!  It also helped that Orange Leaf was the sponsor! 

Scores and wins/losses aren't kept track at this age.  She's a winner in our eyes, though!

She will continue to work on building her confidence and endurance for playing next year! 
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