We went to the river and got everything packed into the cars prior to boarding the trams. One of the things that was locked in the car was my waterproof camera. Oh well. I was holding baby on a raft and it was sort of really top heavy. So it's a good thing I wasn't also trying to juggle a camera. L was so wiggly for 98% of the ride. Those moments of serenity when I could scan for the other children and notice the clear water, were really nice.
We had a picnic out of the back of the van.
We didn't have a table but the rafts served us well yet again.
Everyone had plenty to eat and time to dry off. We hardly used any towels which was interesting to me since I'd packed a huge bucket of them. We usually don't have enough towels.
L is 2 now and it's interesting to see how the family dynamic changes. He's still in diapers but not nursing. He doesn't talk much but he communicates a lot. We look forward to how in just a year we'll be able to enjoy a lot of activities without the baby dynamic.
At church one of us is often out in the hall with L. The other 4 can sit in the pew and entertain themselves very well. It's amazing to think what church will be like in just 1 or 2 years.