Last week we had a birthday dinner for Dale's mom at my brother- and sister-in-law's house. Dale's sister and niece left the next morning, much to Chloe's sadness. Her cousin is off to college next week, living away from home for the first time. Crazy! Talk about wistful-ness! Chloe also left the next morning to lifeguard at a camp for a few days, which helped to distract her from missing Sarah.
|I made the cake - it was pretty yummy. I can't take much credit since it was mostly ice cream.|
It was a great weekend doing the usual cottage things like swimming and eating and playing silly games involving grizzly bear suits and yellow cake uranium, and some new things like making giant bubbles, thanks to Dan.
|It's the end of the game and no one is sorry.|
|No one is sorry here either.|
Here's a photo story of a typical tube ride. It took a bit of convincing for Dan to join Spencer because of the inevitable sore neck/shoulders/miscellaneous pain that follows. But he started out positive:
Cautiously optimistic … this isn't so bad ...
Okay, this is getting intense ...
Let me off!!
No really, LET ME OFF!
Dan was eventually flung into the water, which I unfortunately didn't capture. But Spencer was still smiling.
I bet it would be easier to convince the kids to play outside if we had a lake and boat in our backyard.