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
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!
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
Matt and his guys at Bear Lake on the way in
Mom and her boys at Pinnacle Lake
Gavin, Maren and Bryden
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?!