Well I’m back from the long weekend and armed with a gazillion pictures, as usual. Had to really pick and choose to tone it down a bit and ease the uploading process.
We went up to Loon Lodge (my parents cabin on White Earth Lake) first. It was my 32nd birthday on the 1st, so clearly I was queen for the day. The kids and Eric washed my car for me. So thoughtful!
We really lucked out on weather b/c there really was only ONE moment of crappiness. And this wasn’t it. Here’s Avos and Gpa Tom on the kayak.
And then Dylan and Gpa on the kayak.
As usual, I made them pose with me for pictures. Special birthday edition this time.
Avery was too busy for pictures with me.
See – too busy!
We had dock lunch which is just like old times. We did this a lot when I was a kid over at my grandparents cabin (5 houses down from my parents cabin).
And then it was time for Fun Island!
29! Woohoo! ; )
Yearly photo of Eric tossing Dylan in the air. We wondered how long Eric can keep this momentum going.
And then we did a birthday pontoon cruise complete with fun accessories. Here is my niece Natalie looking very stylish.
Avery’s accessory was yogurt. No surprise there.
Present time! Complete with typical Eric wrapping (beach towel and Fleet Farm bag).
A lifejacket!?! Get outta town!
Can’t wait to put that baby on diaper style and float in the lake (the sole purpose of me having a lifejacket – for real). The moment of weather crappiness occurred after this photo was taken and cut the boat ride short.
Back in the cabin having a little sword fight.
Sword fight buzzkill! Taco Jon put the K-bosh on the noise the swords made. Booooooooo
Off to the Lodge for Mexican Night!
And then we moved onto Gma and Gpa Wikoff’s at Maple Lake! Avery was learning how to tan from Auntie Kelli. So far so good!
Reed and Dylan were having fun pretending to ski. Really skiing – NO WAY!
My bathing beauty!
Two bathing beauties having a chat! (with cousin Adelyn)
As usual, Dylan got so tired that he fell asleep on the pontoon. We figure he loses about 4 hours of sleep per night when at Gma and Gpa Wikoff’s. The aftermath ROCKS.
Check out the size of that Coors Light!
Our pretty baby swimming!
Water boy swimming!
Father/Daughter swim time.
And finally, the cousins in the Pow Pow Power Wheels cars. Always a good time!
I didn’t take any firework pictures this year. They never turn out, so I figured that it wasn’t worth lugging the camera along for. I could have taken a picture of the ginormous mosquitos or the sleeping Dylan (yep, he fell asleep AGAIN on the boat), but oh well. It was a good weekend though! Good food and good times with the families – what more can you ask for! We’ll be doing it again in 8 days as we head up to Cass Lake for the annual family camping trip. So look for a special Cass Lake Edition on the blog!