We spent last weekend at the cottage and while it was a little cooler, it was fun to do some different stuff before the beach weather arrives!
New this summer is this record player - and we are pumped!
Mom and Dad brought up their old records (and some of Lisa's and mine as well) and we had a great time going through them and listening.
James has a great handle on the truck this year - backwards, forwards, left, right - he's got it down!
He also has a willing partner in crime!
Look at those little toes!
Hands down, weirdest part of the weekend --- Patrick was fishing and thought there was an injured northern near the pier. Upon closer inspection, he discovered it was one bass trying to eat another bass!
The guys got in the paddle boat and fished it out with this garbage can lid...
I like to think that the fish being eaten is yelling, "you idiot, you honestly thought you could EAT me? How dumb are you? - now we are stuck... IDIOT!"
Patrick posing with his "catch" before separating the two.
The good news is, they were able to detach and both swam away just fine!
We did take a pontoon boat ride Saturday night --- both boys were happy to wear their jackets and snack their way through the ride.
We were thrilled to have Corey next door for the weekend - Isaac loves it when plans change and his Godfather shows up to play!
There are days when I think the boys are not that different in size --- I think at last check they are only about 9 lbs different - but their height difference is still pretty cute :)
Basking in the sunset!
Grammy found a beer she likes --- Thumbs up!
Grapefruit Shandy - delicious!
Isaac didn't want to be left out of the drinking on the boat --- glad the life jacket allows for him to sit and drink too.
Even though it is still a little chilly, James did spend some time in the water.
Happy to play and explore all day with the life jacket on --- I love it!
I think this might be Isaac's "spot" for the summer - just his height to stand and observe as we cruise.
Saturday night we went to Silvercryst for pizza and music from the Del Rays!
While we were waiting for our food, I took Isaac outside for a selfie with the new bull.
Apparently the old one got taken out by a car!
James had a great time dancing with Grammy and Buppa.
I am not sure the Del Ray's groupies loved him getting in their space, but we didn't stay too long!
Dancing so fast my camera couldn't even catch him!
Another Silvercryst selfie!
And with the summer comes Jerome the Gnome!
Jimmy is the perfect age this year, and notices when he is missing from him home very quickly.
Then the hunt begins!
You can just barely see him at the end of the railing in the picture above.
Proudly showing me Jerome once he had been found...
Not 3 seconds later Jerome fell to ground and broke in half :(
It was all I could do not to laugh - but thankfully I kept it together and James didn't freak out. Luckily, Grammy and Buppa know of a very good Gnome trama center that can get Jerome patched up and healthy again.
Looking forward to lots more fun this summer!
Bring on the sun and warmth :)