Here's a family tree so you will know people with names!
Friday, May 25 is when we left and headed that way, but that's a special day, Olevia's Birthday! So, we went to Tyler and had lunch at Chili's to celebrate! When we were finished Matt had just got off so we went our separate directions and Daddy-O, Ma'am, Mattie and I headed for Arkansas and Liv headed home for a weekend of celebrating with some of her girl friends. We arrived after about 7 hours on the road, with a few pit stops and it was gorgeous! We unloaded the car and enjoyed visiting and a yummy dinner! We played a little poker and just enjoyed the evening before hitting the hay.
The next day was when the boating and games began! We went out on the lake that afternoon and enjoyed a peaceful cove...we floated, jet skied, and just enjoyed the day!
|Robin, Karah, Neal and I enjoying the lake.|
|Matt found a rope swing and had to try it out!|
|Andy with our official "Chaffin/Rudderow Memorial Weekend Game Poster" explaining the rules.|
|Daddy-O had a question...and Ma'am was getting a check in from Liv.|
|Neal and Ashley plotting...|
|Ashley launching her ping pong ball...|
|Neal catching the ball.|
|Dan catching the ball...at one point, he was going so fast backwards he fell off the ledge behind him and a couple seconds later, he came up and motioned that he was "safe"! So funny!|
|Then it was my turn...|
|and Matt catching it!|
|Neal and I were the last ones left with cups...he totally got me out too!|
|Leslie made her cake, a leaf with cake ball Lady Bugs for the big kids and a lady bug cake just for Karah! It was too cute!|
|Karah in her cute Lady Bug dress with her new car!|
|Isn't she precious? She loved her Caterpillar Tunnel!|
|Matt, Ashley and Neal hard at work!|
|All of us with our cakes!|
Ashley - Mickey Mouse
Me - Minnie Mouse
Matt - Cookie Monster
Leslie - Harry Potter
Dan - Sponge Bob
Neal - Papa Smurf
The games were complete and the scores were in....the standings (until next time...hehe) are:
Neal and Ashley - 1st Place
Play Group for Life (Leslie, Dan, Matt and I) - 2nd Place
Halfway through the games, Matt decided that the "first born" (himself and Les) were going to form an alliance to try to win...we very quickly became "Team Play Group" because Matt and Leslie were in a play group together when they were wee little ones and once in a play group, always in a play group!
We had a blasty blast! It was so fun getting to visit and getting to know each person a little better! We had amazing meals, from breakfast to dinner, with desserts and snacks...it was top notch! The games and entertainment were unbeatable! Thank you so much Rudderow (and Schatz) Family for sharing your weekend with us, it is one that will always be remembered!