By K.J. Cardinal
The official vacation of The Cardinal Blog is well underway.
The entire Cardinal family (minus Aunt Kate) is currently up on Perkins Pond in Sunapee, N.H. We have rented a five-bedroom house right on the water for this week.
We're nearing the halfway mark of our stay and we've had a blast so far. The weather isn't cooperating 100%, but the house has a pool table, foos ball table, ping pong table, hot tub and more, so there's been plenty to do.
Last night we had our second big family dinner together...spaghetti and meatballs.
Anna gave spaghetti a spin for the first time. I started off by feeding her small pieces and then I decided to give her a whole piece. She loved the fact of having a long piece to whip around and somehow it devolved into me putting the piece of spaghetti all over her face (pictured right).
Of course, she was rather unphased by her dad's antics as she just tried to work the spaghetti into her mouth.
Seeing this, Andrew had to get in on the action. He was letting Tiffany put the spaghetti all over his face and even posing for the camera with it on his face. Tiff couldn't miss out on the opportunity to get in on the action too. Andrew's so much fun.
Not to be left out, Papa even got into the spaghetti on the face act, which made Andrew get into the whole scene even more. It was just a priceless scene all around.
Maybe this isn't everyone's idea of a good vacation, but we all couldn't be happier to hang out and enjoy life's little things with all the kids. Spaghetti on the face is just one example of the ideal vacation for all of us.
The place we're staying at is so great that we've already declared that we're coming back here EVERY YEAR. It's exactly what we were looking for...a comfortable family environment for us all to relax and enjoy each other's company.