He works long hours in a physically demanding job to take care of our family. Sometimes there are days when we don't see him much. I try to keep my emotions in check about that because it's a sacrifice he makes to allow our family to be blessed by my being home with Lily and for Andrew and Reagan when they are home.
Yesterday, he took a day off to get a few things done. One of those things was to drive up to camp and pick up the boat to bring home for the winter. We decided that Lily and I would tag along and take a little day trip just to spend the day together.
The Outlaws were back in Pittsburgh, so there was no drama to be had as in Lily's first visit to camp. We actually didn't go all summer long simply because we wanted a peaceful summer that we'd worked very hard over the last 5 years to find. Our early trip this year in April was our only visit this year which was a perfectly happy time.
Lily was set for the ride with lunch, snacks, books, her baby and blankie. She happily chatted with both her parents and kept us laughing until she took a little snooze. We didn't listen to music...we just talked. About some important stuff and some nonsense. We reminisced about making this trip for the first time more than 5 years ago. It was nice simply being together instead of passing each other while we remind of schedules and handing off one to three kids.
Once we arrived at camp, Lily needed to run off some energy. While Daddy got the boat prepared to come home, Lily ran in the grass next to the house. She is always full of nonstop go go go!
She decided to walk along rocks and feel her newly growing hair blow in the breeze.
She and I had a lot of fun and it always makes me happy to hear her laugh so hard! "Run Run, Mama!"