We've been having some beautiful weather up here, this week...and the kids have been making the most of it! I can remember many years up here, when we spent the entire week in our cabins with cool, rainy days - wearing jeans and jackets. But not this time!
My brother and Little Monkey spent the afternoon engineering a sandcastle complete with a "remote" (as Little Monkey called it, later, lol!) and a bridge made of sticks. Very serious (and fun) stuff!
LM and Peanut found a little child-sized kayak on the beach. At first, LM wanted to use the paddle, but it was pretty tricky for him (and big) and Peanut's head kept getting in the way :) Later, he found a sand-shovel with a long handle to use instead.....but that was a little too s l o w for these energetic boys. SO, Peanut hopped out and spent the rest of the afternoon doing what they love to do at home with their trikes - LM "steered" while Peanut pushed as fast as he could from behind!
Grandpa strung up the poles and took Little Monkey on his first-ever fishing trip.....here's his first catch!
I can't take enough pics of these sweet forget-me-nots growing wild along the banks and around the piers. For some reason, I can't quite capture the bright periwinkle blue of the petals with my camera...although, this one comes close. You really have to look hard to notice these little treasures - they're so small you could easily walk right past and never know they're there! Maybe that's part of what makes them so dear to me.
General found a clam & pried it open with his pocket knife.
Peanut with his cousin, James....oh boy, did those two have some fun together! Grandma pulled out a photo taken almost twenty years ago of all the cousins...James was just a little younger than Peanut & wearing that very same life jacket. :) Very neat. :)
Little Monkey caught a frog! He didn't like holding it, though - so Rose was very happy to pose for a few pics with Hoppy. :)
Today we are off to hike a mile-long trail of waterfalls that empty into Lake Superior.....time to go get the kiddos up and ready. And hopefully drink one more cup of coffee before we leave. :)
Wishing you a blessed day!