Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Weekend

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!

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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.

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And then Dylan and Gpa on the kayak.

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As usual, I made them pose with me for pictures.  Special birthday edition this time.

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Avery was too busy for pictures with me.

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See - too busy!

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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).

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And then it was time for Fun Island!

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29!  Woohoo! ; )

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Yearly photo of Eric tossing Dylan in the air.  We wondered how long Eric can keep this momentum going.

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And then we did a birthday pontoon cruise complete with fun accessories.  Here is my niece Natalie looking very stylish.

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Avery's accessory was yogurt.  No surprise there.


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Present time!  Complete with typical Eric wrapping (beach towel and Fleet Farm bag).

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A lifejacket!?!  Get outta town!

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Looks sharp!

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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.

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Back in the cabin having a little sword fight.

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Sword fight buzzkill!  Taco Jon put the K-bosh on the noise the swords made.  Booooooooo

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Off to the Lodge for Mexican Night!

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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!

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Reed and Dylan were having fun pretending to ski.  Really skiing - NO WAY!

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My bathing beauty!

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Two bathing beauties having a chat!  (with cousin Adelyn)

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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.

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Check out the size of that Coors Light!

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Our pretty baby swimming!

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Water boy swimming!

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Father/Daughter swim time.

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And finally, the cousins in the Pow Pow Power Wheels cars.  Always a good time!

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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!


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