13 July 2011

Things we learned at the cabin

Roasting Marshmallows

Spending time up north at the lake in the summer was such a foundation of my childhood that I am always so interested to see how it affects the girls. 

Supper al fresco

A week of sun and fresh air! A week of no discipline! It is like Celebrity Rehab around here now that we are back, weening them off of all the freedom and complete sassypantsness of the past week.


As with any wholesome growing up experience, we learned a few things at the cabin. Like the difference between nipples and mosquito bites. Emily likes to practice by pointing to various blemishes and saying with confidence, "NOT A BOOB!" 


We learned that fourth of July pinwheels sink when thrown into the lake. But grandpa will jump in to get them! We learned that Bella is the only one who is allowed to help my mom do the dishes, a child labor loophole in her dishwasher non-compete clause. 

And we learned how to make a paddle three feet longer with a stick and some duct tape. Pretty crafty!

Paddle improvements

On their first day back to school, I picked Emily up from the toddler room and she runs over and says "Bye Rachel [teacher]! I go in boat to get ice cream cone!" and it was kind of a huge disappointment to find out, No, you are going in the van to take a nap!


Ah well. It was a nice week. Hope you had a nice fourth holiday!


  1. Too cute!

    ps. Absolutely in LOVE with the new blog layout. Looks fantastic!

  2. Thanks Margaret! I decided to spruce things up a bit and now it makes me want waffles every time I see it. WAFFLES!