Thursday, October 11, 2012

For Your Viewing Pleasure

This is mostly for your listening pleasure--I'm still working on my improving my video-and-entertain-at-the-same-time skills.

Savannah had been laughing for about 3 minutes straight before I managed to get my phone going. Here's the tail-end of her giggle fest.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Summer Recap Part 3: The Chanhassen Resort and Spa, or The Most Funnest Vacation Ever

For our final hurrah of the summer (and yes, I realize it's almost Halloween), we spent 2 weeks with my family in Chanhassen, MN.

And I have to say, it was one of the best vacations I've had in a really really long time. Who knew Minnesota was such a crazy fun place to live (at least during the summer)?
The Schneibers (and Megan, the almost-Schneiber)
The entire Schneiber clan was assembled in Mom and Dad's house (sans Jacqueline in Sweden); complete with new brother-in-law Russ and Dr. Katie, Erik and his very awesome girlfriend Megan, Grandma Emma from Las Vegas, and Grandparents Ada and Bob from California.
The whole crew--minus babies who had a meltdown and went to bed
Then, Mom managed to order up absolutely perfect weather. We basically had 2 weeks straight of warm, perfectly sunny days, with just one Sunday of misty rain.
Seriously--PERFECT weather
The multitude of family, the beautiful weather, and the Minnesotans love of everything outdoors (at least during the summer), meant that there was a ton to do and plenty of people to do it with (as well as plenty of willing babysitters).
Double shoulder rides!
 We went on beautiful bike rides
MN has miles and miles of AWESOME bike paths
The girls loved the sweet bike stroller we borrowed
 We went boating on the lake
On the boat
It's a rough life, obviously
Captain Lily
Savannah knows that boating is serious business
We ate delicious food
Waiting for our food at Tinfish
Grandma makes waiting VERY exciting
Most of the family
Wahoo! We love Minnesota!
We played golf (Rob even took lessons--it was a MN miracle!!)
I have no pictures of golf--so here is Megan and Erik waterskiing
 We played sand volleyball
Again, no pictures of volleyball--so this is a burger place we went to that was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
 We went swimming
Swimming in the chilly lake--Savannah couldn't get enough of it!
Lily did not want to leave the towel b/c she hated the sand
 And at the end of every full day we slept really, really well.  
And we spent a LOT of time with DAD!!!!
And it's probably obvious by now, but we are DEFINITELY planning a return trip to the most funnest place around, the Chanhassen Resort and Spa. (But we'll probably wait until next summer!)   :)