We got back yesterday from a nice, long trip (5 nights) to my parent's cabin near Ely. Waaay up north! We had incredible weather and awful bugs. I don't remember having so many hot days in a row on a trip to the cabin, but I didn't complain! Now that we're in the cities again with monster heat I miss being able to jump in the lake whenever I please.
|Lake Ojibway off the cabin's dock. Taken right before my last swim of the day around 9:30. We just had to swim before bed because it was just so hot!|
|Sofia so serious! (can you make out all her bits on her face/neck?)|
|Madeline gazing at the lake|
|At the public beach/landing.|
|Odin spends the whole time "fishing" (with no luck) while at the public beach.|
|Madeline wouldn't nap so I took her on a kayak ride. She didn't win her battle against sleep (but why the kayak and not the crib!?)|
|L to R Madeline, Sofia, and Josie.|
|They can torment Odin at the cabin too!|
|Sofia throwing sticks in the water (one of the favorite activities of the trip)|
|Ha! You want us to smile? We think not!! (l to r Josie, Madeline, and Sofia)|
|Happy to be at the parade!|
|Sofia taking her time (doesn't realize there's candy in her near future?)|
A couple weeks ago, all of my aunts and uncles from out east came to Minnesota for my second cousin's wedding. We celebrated as well at a picnic for their wedding and we had my aunt and uncles over for a casual dinner at our house. Most of them had never met the girls so it was fun for them to finally meet them! The girls were shy at first of course, but they had a great time.
I have to add a side story. After the picnic and before we were having people over to our house, we tried to get the girls to nap- of course- but they were playing in their cribs instead. They ALL had their diapers off- of course- but Josie had pooped in her crib! It was smeared everywhere including her body, blankie and some of her dogs! She was crying because she obviously didn't like it. This was 10 minutes before we were expecting guests!! Such a typical toddler story! The other two had accidents so needless to say everyone was in the bath. Luckily, the guests were a little late (thank you!!) so we were ready even with the drama.
|Family get together!|
|Madeline sleeping during nap. Makes me laugh!|
|After a failed nap (too much fun to play instead!), two fell asleep while I was packing for the cabin.|
Good job if you made it through the whole post... this wasn't a short one! Hope you all have a great weekend!