Labor Day Weekend 2012

Well, we had our annual Labor Day weekend extravaganza at Loon Lodge this past weekend.  The weather was hot and windy which I guess was better than last year’s weather which was chilly.

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Avery had her first taste of orange pop and she wasn’t so sure about it.

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Ick, what is this taste?!?!

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Gaaaah!  The fizz!!!

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She didn’t finish it.  Hence, the happier face here.  Wasn’t her thing!

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Entertaining Gma!

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The kids really enjoyed Gpa’s kayaks this past weekend.

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I think 3 on one kayak might be a bit much!

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That’s better!

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Here he is waiting for Gpa to come down and pilot the other kayak for him.

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Of course he just HAD to make a weird face.

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Later on we realized that he could pilot the kayak on his own!!!

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He absolutely LOVED it!  Didn’t get tired at all!  

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Here is Uncle Tommy’s fancy apron.  He and his friend Laura made delicious waffles one morning – I believe that’s what they are making here.

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Gma and Gpa had an over abundance of acorns on the ground this year.  The most acorns I’ve ever seen I think.  So the kids decided to rake up a bunch and sell them.  Good luck with that, kids! ; )  


They hardly made a dent in the amount of acorns on the ground.  There are seriously SO many!


Time for some Zumba fitness!


Natalie was the only kid participant.


And Renae was the only other adult participant.  


Good times!


Natalie always does so well at it!  You can tell she’s a dancer!


The other kids just sat and watched.


And caught dragonflies for the bug zoo.


We spent a lot of time sitting in lawn chairs out back.  It was our only defense against the wind!  That and lots of drinks! ; )  Hence, the reason I am crushing my brother’s head with my toes.


And crushing my other brother’s head.


And the dog’s head.


Here is the world’s tastiest dip.  You can thank me later.


It was time for yet another scavenger hunt.  I love Natalie’s face here.  She’s bracing for the hunt to be “tooooo harrrrrrrrrd!!!!!”

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On the hunt!

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Look what I found!  It wasn’t on the list tho…

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Later on they took to SMASHING the acorns with croquet mallets.  Raking them was sooooo 5 hours ago.

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They would all look up in anticipation whenever a gust of wind would knock more acorns to the ground.

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This picture shows how low the water is.  Its usually up to the dock that Dylan is climbing up on (he’s in the red shirt).  Its craaaaazy low.  We need like 100 inches of snow in order to fill it back up.  Lucky for us, the White Earth Lake Informant (one of the know-it-all neighbors) says that the last time he saw this many acorns was the year we got a ton of snow.  Maybe he’ll be right?  After all, he DOES know everything. ; )

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The wind finally died down enough for a campfire.

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My aunt and uncle had left us a hollow log to use.  It was pretty cool watching the flames come up the middle of the log.

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We would have been really displeased had the wind not died down enough for the lanterns!  

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Up, up….

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and away!!

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Jon gave his Christmas gift to my mom another try.  Still junk.

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Can’t ever eat a smore without getting it allllll over the place!

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More lanterns!!!

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We looked out the next morning and the kids were playing merrily on the rocks.  Everyone took off their shoes.  Daniel left on his socks. : )

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Here Daniel is saying, “I better not go in.  I’ll get in trouble.”  LOL

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Swimming time!  It was too windy the entire weekend to swim.  Its ALWAYS nice the day you leave.  Always.

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Well, that caps off another summer for us!  Stay tuned for a special back to school edition post!


About trishthedish79

Stay at home mom of 2, wife, cook, playmate, friend, Zumba instructor, fitness guru and internet junkie.
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One Response to Labor Day Weekend 2012

  1. Laura says:

    What great photos! A perfect way to send off summer.

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