Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Lake

This Saturday we decided to drive up to the lake at Moraine State Park (the one we went camping at HERE). The weather was perfect... it was hot and humid, but it was overcast and just perfect for being outside in swimming suits all day. 

The beach area that they had designated was perfect for families. 
They had a cute playground  
and swing set. 

They had a roped off area for swimming that was plenty of space to accommodate the crowd (which really wasn't bad considering it was a Saturday).

Then they had a fun "beach" area that they had made for the kiddos to play in the sand. Abby loved it!

Sarah was mainly content to stay in the water most of the time. Here she is going in and getting used to it. Which took about five minutes and then she was going in all by herself (which sometimes scared mommy).

I thought this was funny.

Abby got good and dirty. She had sooo much dirt under those tiny little finger and toe nails. 

On the way home the girls had fallen asleep and so Ryan and I decided it would be fun to check out Sarris Candies (which was about a 30 minute drive, so they girls got in a good nap). It is a local candy company which would be compared to Sweet's in Utah.
It was very fun. They had all of these huge chandeliers everywhere. 

They also had some really fun candy... check out these Chocolate Flip Flops!

Sarah thought this birthday bear tea party was fun.

They had the most amazing Chocolate Castle. It reminded me of the gingerbread houses you see at the Festival of Trees.

This place was decked out. The ceilings were even decorated!

We all split a sundae and loved every bite of it.

I'll have to say, they had this marshmallow topping... I'm a fan. Love it!

It was a very fun day... even if we all ended up getting a little too much sun. 


Brooke said...

Wow! Going to the Sarris Candy factory was something I always meant to do, but never got around to doing. It's amazing, I'm sad I missed it!

The beach pics are cute cute cute. What a fun day.

James and Talai Macfarlane said...

Kate has the same hat that Abby is wearing in these pictures! I love it!

P.S. I love reading your blog!

Brittany said...

Wow what an awesome candy store! You guys are such good parents, always making the most of your time together. I need to take a page out of your book!

Annie Goodwin said...

So cute Liz. What fun to have all that nearby. Bet it's fun exploring your new terrain!

Melissa said...

So FUN! They look so cute in their little swim suits!