Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Part 2

Well, upon looking back, it seems I only took this one food pic.  The light was no bueno all weekend long, so food pics didn't look as appetizing.  Thats my story, anyway.

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Here we are setting out for the inaugural first boat ride of the season.  It was much like our final ride of the season - COLD.  Windy.  Somewhat wet.

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Avery ditched her coat and lifejacket and refused to put them back on despite how cold it was.  Stubborn.

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This guy popped up right next to the boat, saw us and went right back under.

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For some reason, Avery and Dylan are fascinated by someone blowing bubbles with their gum.

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Rock-o made himself right at home with Jon.  They sat and talked about their shared love of bacon.

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You know its cold when Dillybar wraps up in a blanket.

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Natalie's hat nearly flew off due to her shenanigans.  Daniel's blanket was almost a goner as well.

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Campfire time!  Daniel decided that he wasn't going to look at me once he saw the camera.

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I can't remember what Jon was "OHHHHHH"ing about.

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Daniel had to wait awhile for his s'more.  Being the 2nd child blows!

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Here is Dylan enjoying his 3 year old marshmallow.  Mmmmm

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Avery and one of her 6 cookies.  I had to put the kibosh on her having MORE.  She can be very persuasive with grandparents.

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Daniel spoke to his mom for about 30 seconds.  He had no time to talk!

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Natalie posing with her s'more.

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And finally - Natalie learned how to ride a bike!

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Dylan was nice enough to let her practice over and over again with his bike.

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She pretty much has it down!  Just needs a little practice on starting up on her own and turning around, but she's well on her way!

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Well thats it from us for Memorial Day weekend.  What a washout.  Its rainy and cold here again this morning so I think we're loading up and going HOME!  Apparently summer hasn't gotten the memo that its okay to come now.  I give up!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Part I

It's Memorial Day weekend again!  We're up at Loon Lodge (my parents cabin on White Earth Lake) with Jon, Natalie and Daniel.  Renae stayed home to work on her garden.  But I busted her on Facebook yesterday - she went kayaking on Lake Calhoun yesterday instead!  Totally just outed ya on my blog Renae! Ha ha!  THe people must know the truth!  Her loss though - the times here are fun even tho the weather is crappy.  The food has also been awesome - as usual!

Here the kids are taking turns being Grandma's sous chefs.

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Avery used her turns as opportunities to shove food in her mouth.

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The boys were so proud of themselves for helping themselves to the bread with cheese spread.

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They got sick of helping and moved on to the back bedroom for some cousin shenanigans.  I peeked my head in at one point to see what they were doing and make sure that no one was doing anything too dangerous and overheard Natalie say, "Take what you want!  Just don't hurt me!" in quite the dramatic fashion.  We have no idea where she got that from, but we all thought it was pretty funny.

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The weather has been cold and rainy.  Ya know, the usual. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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We were only able to go outside for a small window of time because of random showers passing thru.

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And people ate all the original treats we had on hand, so I decided we had to do something about that!  So Natalie and I set out to make some Chocolate Chip cookies - recipe courtesy of the Lodge Lady Linda.

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Bummer - the picture is blurry.  Amateur photographer was at the wheel.  Its a shame - cuz Natalie is sporting one of my Mom's old prom dresses.  She wore it ALL AFTERNOON.  I'm not sure why cuz they are ITCHY!  Anyway, cookies WERE good.  But unfortunately they are nearly gone.  PIGS!

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Well, I will most likely have more food pics later.  Hopefully I get some outdoor shots today but right now its not looking good.  Summer, its okay now.  You can come!  Its time!  Don't be scared!  Come on, little summer, just know you want to!