We had a great time. The place we rented actually slept 12, so the first 2 nights another family from our homeschool co-op stayed with us and the remaining nights my parents and 2 of my aunts joined us. It was fun having other folks along. Abe did really well considering the large amounts of stroller time and lack of normal naps. Here are some photos of our week away.
The Nemitz and the Campbell kiddos in a pretty Williamsburg garden
Isaac and Lily at the end of day 1- zonked out on the couch!
The man who would not be king.
Day 3- Alexa and Lizzy trying on some armor at the Jamestown Settlement
Abe didn't especially enjoy the matchlock gun demonstration, but most of the others thought it was cool.
The Campbell girls grinding corn outside a wigwam.
The whole tribe in a Powhatan dugout canoe
My three beauties showing their courtesies at Williamsburg on day 4. Thanks to Grandma and her sewing talents, they fit right in.
Lily in the garden at the Wythe House in Colonial Williamsburg.
Abby sunning in the garden too.
Lizzy playing this year's piano recital piece on a harpsichord in Colonial Williamsburg.
Isaac reclining in a tree with his trusty musket.
Abe took to the pool after a day or two.
On Wednesday, our dear seminary friends, the McManameys came to visit us. This is all of our children marching to the pool for the afternoon.
Lily enjoying some pool time.
Lizzy with her beloved Pocahontas. She was so excited to see her as she had chosen to make her the topic of her year-end report. This day at Historic Jamestown was probably one of our favorites. This was National Park site where the actual fort was and we got to watch the archaeologists and see many of the artifacts they've found. The kids completed the Jr. Ranger program and were very proud of their badges. They especially loved the glassblower. I highly recommend a visit!
This was our last full day. Isaac convinced his daddy to try on the breeches at the Yorktown Victory center.
Aren't they precious?
Abe was not loving the dress-up concept!
Soldier Isaac with his accoutrements.
Lizzy. taking on the role of quartermaster.
Lizzy, lounging in the sun.
Two pretty girls in a colonial kitchen at the Yorktown Victory Center.
Abe, glad to be free from the stroller.
Ryan and the kiddos climbing the earthenworks at the Yorktown Battlefield.