Waetjen Family Reunion week in Sunriver. We stepped it up this year with official swag – went rogue forgoing the standard T-shirts and opted instead for custom water bottles:
But what about the Christmas card shot? Quick, behind your backs!
Relaxing with Papa:
My sis organized an impromptu Scavenger Hunt and we all paired up with a partner outside our immediate family. We scrambled to gather everything from pine cones to golf tees.
J and I took a relaxing afternoon float trip with the kiddos down the Deschutes, packing a lunch and allowing the current to carry us at a leisurely pace:
Hads proved to be a lil’ buckaroo at the stables:
Spent an afternoon at the Lava River Caves. It was refreshing to escape the mid-90s heat and literally see our breath as we went deep underground a mile in. Brrr! I did my best to relax and not get claustrophobic when the cave walls started shrinking.
Blueberry pancake morning with GaGa:
C + H took group swim lessons each morning at SHARC. On the last day they all got to go on the waterslides, regardless of the height requirement:
Waetjen Family Fun Night! A tradition dating back to my 70s childhood. When my mom caught wind of Jason making balloon animals at his brother’s birthday party as a teenager, she promptly presented him with the necessary props when he tried to opt out. “Uncle Jason, if you can make a balloon hat and a balloon dog, can you make me a dog hat? ” Why yes, Yes he CAN!