Monday, June 20, 2011

Family Reunion

Every year the Eckel family has a reunion/campout at the lake. This year it was at Lake Jacksonville and we decided to go out for the day instead of camping like we usually do. Despite the heat and trying to keep up with the kiddos, we had a fun day and enjoyed seeing the fam.

The kids had a blast swimming.

The cousins playing a game of washers.

Jacob and Annie helping Grandpa make homemade ice cream.

Celebrating Annie's 4th birthday!

Relaxing in the stroller.

Annie, Jacob and Gabriel

Grandpa always enjoys the campout!

Sweet Luke was so wiped out at the end of the day that he fell asleep in Grandma's arms around 6:30 without dinner and basically was down for the night.

When I told Jacob we were going to the lake, he immediately said he wanted to make s'mores. He has been on a s'more kick lately. We recently improvised and melted chocolate chips in the microwave, spread them onto graham crackers and added marshmallows. So I was thrilled when he could actually make one the right way, over the campfire.

After burning several marshmallows, he finally got the hang of it. I think he was excited, what do you think? :)


  1. Oh, my gosh! That face is priceless!! Glad you guys were able to carry on the tradition! It must have been hot! blessings ~ tanna

  2. Looks like a fun day for all. I know you must have been EXHAUSTED by the end of that day. Looks like Lukie was too. :-)