2012 was the first year that the second and third generations of Waring, Daloz, Basom crew was able to re-assemble in Barvel. We had an absolutely delightful end-of-summer smash!
Naturally, with Barvel, there is always lots of water time. Lots and lots and lots. This summer Liam can swim (with a pfd), and Reid now enjoys boating and paddling. This was not the case one year ago.
Here is Liam swimming with aunt Sarah. He is currently trying to swim underwater while wearing his life jacket, and failing.
Here's the kid. Couldn't get enough water this summer. He often swam twice a day.
As also is often (but not always) the case with Barvel - we feasted. A lovely veggie-pasta and sausage dinner, a mexican bonanza, bagels, pancakes, sausages, eggs, homemade granola and oatmeal. And I'm forgetting at least one amazing meal.
I love squashing in around that big table. This year we had Paul R. Eley with us, courtesy of one Sarah Boo Waring. In this picture the Mr. Eley is moving so fast he is a blur because he is busy feeding. Notice, nonetheless, the mustache atop his lip. This Eley has a certain wherewithal.
The three kids (soon to be four, thanks to the work of Todd and Susie) gather around the campfire.
Fire and sugar make a very strong type of child-attractor.
Early morning on the cabin.
Barville Pond in the morning, from the deck. Despite our attempts, Todd and I could not fix the deck this year for want of an open hardware store.
The morning mist across the pond.
Well well, look who's taller?
We took some of the classic shots before the WD crew had to leave.
The pirate shot.
We continued shortly after the WDs departed:
The final morning.
I managed to forget Reid's crib as well as books to read at night. Things were looking dire. But then Todd and Susie saved the day by packing a friends crib. Katie then told stories in the evenings to put the tired ones to sleep. Liam looks like I did at his age!
Our final breakfast.
Kit and Reid share a conversation.
Reeve and Liam do some card tricks.
We discovered a fairy house on the way to the outhouse. He was a very welcoming little forest spirit.
Sarah, Kit and Reeve take the wee ones (Maeve, Reid (hidden)) out for an early morning paddle on the first day.
The curl of water from the bow.
Maeve, Liam, and Reid loved to jump between the beds, just was we did when we were little!
A random bike proved to be a real find.
A teeny frog.
The benefits of a shallow pond - warm water.
Reid and Liam can't wait until next year.
Thank you Granny! We love you!