July, 2005

We did our trip up to Penticton again, with the usual cast of kids:


Bryden...


and Gavin


Lizzie...


and Ian


Kelly...


and Caitlan


And this year Ellie joined us too!

There was all the usual activities: - beach time:


Kids on the beach


Bryden and Ellie


Brenda and Matt


Diana brought an inflatable wind surfer


Ian and Gavin constructing something out of sand


Gavin showing he knows how to handle an alligator

There was some biking:


Everyone ready for a bike ride down to Skaha Lake
Mike, Matt, Rob, Caitlan, Brenda, Lizzie, Kelly, Ellie, Gavin (on training wheels - he rode the full 8 miles on a gravel path that way!), and Diana.


Bryden, Rob and Ian take a Gu break


Time for a lunch break


Ian and Gavin at the rose garden

Climbing:


Gavin climbed quite a bit this year


And got quite comfortable on the rock!

And a few other activities:


Bryden in the wheelhouse of the Sicamous


Matt and Maren ready to take Gavin adn Ian out for a pedal car ride


A quick round of miniature golf


And we end each day as usual, with exhausted boys!



Gavin turned 5 this month and he had a Pokemon cake to celebrate the occasion


We did a backpack trip in to Pete Lake...


Sun screening has become a ritual


Bryden, Gavin and Maren ready to go for a walk


Dad still gets to carry the big loads


Pete Lake was very pretty, but the muddy shores didn't make for a very good swimming lake


Backpacking breakfasts are always good


Bryden, making sure not to waste anything!


Gavin loves his cocoa in the morning


Gavin resting on a big log on the way out


We did a day hike to Pinnacle Lake


Matt and his guys at Bear Lake on the way in


Mom and her boys at Pinnacle Lake


Gavin, Maren and Bryden



Bryden swam on the Kirkland Orcas swim team this summer


Cousin Joel got married, and Gavin got to be a ring bearer


Bryden with Uncle Byron


Joel's sister Melissa with Laney and Joel at the rehearsal


"Man - I gotta get dressed up for this?"


"Okay, if I get Poke cards, I guess it's okay!"


Gavin doing his best to look charming


Don't lose that, Gavin!


All this being on your best behavior can tire a guy out!


It helps to have cousins around - Melissa, Laney and Joel in back with Eleanor, Angelina and Gavin in front (and other members of the bridal party)


The "other" Robertson clan: Byron, Gail, Laney (she's a Robertson now!), Joel, Melissa and Dean.


Gavin was mostly well behaved during the ceremony - except for that fly that landed near his foot that he had to stoop down to swat and squash.


After the ceremony, lots of family and visiting


Hangin' out at the pool with cousin Angelina


Does this guy look like he knows how to party, or what?!


Last updated: May 28, 2006