Monday, May 14, 2012

2012 First Weekend At The Cabin!

We got to spend a few days at the cabin last week.  This was our list of priorities:
Spend lots of time outside
Spend some time in the water
Eat lots of smores
Go fishing

Here is how we did:

We all had smores!

We spent lots of time outside

Even when we were cranky about it.

We had some more smores

Jer got to use his new toy!

Lucy spent some time in the water!  Before the dock was even finished, she jumped off. . .  And then jumped right back out!  It was freezing!

Ellen was a bit more cautious.

But, she did it!

Good thing it was warm and cozy inside the cabin.

We went fishing.

Lucy learned how to cast.

This one is just too great.  I think I have to frame it.

We went on a nature walk.


Lucy learned how to shoot a sling shot.  She even hit a can target!

Such a fun few days!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Ellen

Good Morning Birthday Girl!

We started the day off right with a fun breakfast and a few presents from Mom, Dad & Grandma.

 Ellen got to open some presents after breakfast and even shared some of her new toys with her sis before we had to run.  The birthday girl got to stay home and have some one-on-one time with Grandma who came in to town the day before.

 Then, the good times just rolled all weekend.
Molly, Mandi, Sandy, Grandma, Uncle Jim, Mindi and Ryan all were here for the weekend.  Friday night, we celebrated a few birthday girls:  Ellen, Sandy & Molly.

There was a minor cupcake tragedy when someone hurled a cupcake in the air with a scream, I mean, mom dropped her cupcake on the floor.

 Never fear, we all know how much you love cake.  Several replacements were quickly offered up.

The Birthday Girls

 The following day, we had the 'hoppin' Max and Ruby birthday bash.

 Bunny and carrot themed treats were aplenty

Even the party-goers, started to turn into bunnies!

The home-made, cereal box pinata was hard to take down.

 But, after a few good wallops, the bounty was released.

Since there wasn't enough sugar in the pinata candy, we moved immediately to cake!

 Then on to presents.  Do you like my writing table?

 When it was all said and done, the birthday girl was wiped out!  She made her own little rest spot while we cleaned up.

Happy Third Birthday Ellen!