Summer is officially here!
We were fortunate enough to spend a nice long weekend up at the cottage.
The weather was beautiful and company was fun and adorable!
Saturday morning the boys were so excited to get down to the lake that we headed down in our jammies! Life jackets and fishing poles at 7:30 in the morning.
Grammy took the boys in the paddle boat out to the raft - watch for a funny Jojo story on the Ruble blog from her Memorial Day weekend post!
What a lovely morning and a terrific way to start the weekend!
Buppa and the big boys riding on Big Mable - I love their joy!
Corey and Grammy got to take a ride too
Jojo posing with his boats
Isn't he cute?!?
James got some new sunglasses and is loving them.
Plus he is doing great with the life jacket - such a big boy!
James spent a lot of time on the beach and in the shallow water.
We are excited for the water to warm up a bit so we can actually swim!
The Knapps came up for part of the weekend - Macey's first trip to the lake!
Great family photo :)
Prego Sister photo - similar maternity swim suits and matching bellies!
James and Patrick practicing playing with baby Macey!
James really likes her and other than the occasional "MINE" and toy grabbing, he does really well. I have decided that he will grow out of the naughty habit by the time our baby is old enough to understand --- right?!?
Lisa was also interested to see how the boys would do with a baby in the house.
Fun practice for us all!
Grammy bought a really yummy melon and James was happy to belly up to the table and dig in.
Takes after Daddy - eating fruit by the serving bowl!
Niki had a bunch of friends up for part of the weekend from her triathlon team.
I went out on the kayak with them for a swim across the lake and decided to take the camera along.
Happy to report we both came back dry despite my adjusted center of gravity!
The swimmers taking a quick break at the sand bar.
Buppa carried both little guys down to the lake one of the mornings - it is challenging to carry any of the kids for a long period of time with a belly - but 86 stairs is nearly impossible! (And letting them walk would take WAY longer than any of us have patience for). Way to go Buppa - a well deserved rest in the lawn chair at the bottom!
Another cute Knapp family photo!
And this year's Swenson family photo.
Thanks for a fun weekend - summer, we are so glad you have finally arrived!