What do you get when you add 6 adults, 1 tween, 3 toddlers, 2 babies (and another one on the way) in a 4 bedroom, 1 bath cabin? A lot of great memories!
|Our weekend home.|
Every summer we take one long weekend trip with our good friends, the Fravels and Zeisels. In 2010 we tented it at a campground. We decided to stay in a cabin in 2011 in Hayward, MN. This year we found a private house off a lake in Maple Lake, MN, that suited our needs quite well. Of course there was the downside of having only one bathroom, especially with 3 potty training toddlers, but it actually turned out to be less of an issue than we had anticipated. I'm already excited for our weekend in 2013!
|The whole group.|
We left Friday afternoon and returned Monday afternoon. We ate a lot, swam, played, ate some more, had s'mores and hotdogs around the campfire, played, swam, and ate a lot more. In fact, we ate all of our yummy munchies, so the guys made a snack run on Sunday.
|Family photo (plus Jackson in the background).|
You'd think with having that many young kids in a small space would produce a lot of drama, but luckily the weekend was relatively peaceful. We all enjoyed our time with good friends.
Here is our 2012 weekend in pictures.
|Our first meal.|
|My best friends, Ann and Tara.|
|Jules fishing off the dock.|
|The toddlers take turns fishing.|
|Spenc refused help.|
|The "babies." Bryson is technically a toddler at 15 months, but he's still a baby to me.|
|Testing out the bunk bed. It'll definitely be a few years before he gets that privilege...|
although we did say good-bye to the pack 'n play and hello to a Cars air mattress.
|Going on a paddle boat ride.|
|The toddlers pulling in the boat.|
|Poor Bryson was not a happy camper all weekend.|
|Ann and I worked off all our snacking.|
|Tara at week 33 of her pregnancy. Someone is always pregnant and/or nursing in our group.|
|Briella was in love with the pink floatie.|
|Being tossed in the air.|
|We all enjoyed the slide!|
|Dave catching Jason.|
|My boys LOVE Julia.|
|Sipping juice with my best friend.|
|I have a picture of Spencer in a Summer Shandy box as a baby, so I just couldn't resist this.|
|Cotton candy farmer, apparently.|
|Tara and Jason.|
|The last breakfast.|
|Ann being silly with the self-timer on the camera.|
|Time to go home.|