Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Lake Life

Last week we went on our annual 4th of July vacation to my family's cabin on Cedar Lake. We were there all week and had a great time with lots of relaxing. The weather didn't cooperate, it was rainy and cool almost every day. Jeremy and Tessa got in the lake twice but only for like 5 min per time because it was simply too cold to swim.

I was also sick with a sinus infection so we hung out inside alot and relaxed (vegetated). Jeremy grilled a bunch of healthy stuff for us and I finally finished a book for the first time since Charley's been born.

The lake was very quiet. We really didn't see many people at all until the 4th and even then no one was out swimming like usual.

Here's a photo recap....

Despite the weather we found time for a boat ride a couple of times a day. You can cover the whole of the lake in about 10 min, so it's fun just to go round and round. Tessa loved driving the boat, while Charley wasn't too keen on his life jacket.

Yes Charley's infant life vest still says in Joel Thomas, my cousin who is now 20 years old and like 6'7 or something, haha.

We went into the Amish town of Shipshewana for some shopping and soft pretzels. Nobody makes buttery soft pretzels quite like the Amish. We've learned to get to the lunch line early unless you want to stand there all day!

Shipshewana also has a carosel and Charley got to take his first ride

We had a great visit with Gramaw who came up for the fourth. I think she was entertained by the kids and their antics. Grampaw was sorely missed this year, and it was a strange sensation not seeing him there.

When it's too cold to swim you can still play with the inflatable pool toys!

Of course there is always time for a nap

We also mastered the art of sitting around the cottage watching movies and playing blocks and games. You can see Tessa took her potty and remained diaper-less. Only one accident all week!

Jeremy had his arsenal of fireworks to shoot off over the lake (I didn't get any action shots!). The people on other side of the lake do a mini- professional show and with all of the novices like Jer, I swear it looks like world war 3 by the end of the night.

Tessa slept through every bit of it though. We thought if she woke up we would bring her outside, but she never did. Charley wavered between amazement and crying.

Then we packed it all up and came back home!


TLS said...

There's nothing like time at the lake!!

jillianaiden&declan said...

I love the photo of the three of you!!