Friday, September 10, 2010

Labor Day at the Cabin - The Beach

My dad has a cabin up in northern Minnesota and he comes up a couple of times a year to work on it enjoy it.  Every Labor Day he is here and we go up to have some fun and help set the cabin up for the winter.

We took off for the 4 1/2 hour road trip (it takes at least that long when you figure in a lunch/potty break which you HAVE.TO.TAKE. when you have an 19 month along for the ride).  When we went up for the 4th of July weekend (I know, I still need to post pictures from that!) Little L actually did a great job the whole trip up and she even took a short nap on the way home.  We figured we had it made this time around but boy were we wrong...Little L was not overly interested in having to stay in her car seat for more than 20 minutes so we went through LOTS of toys, books, songs, and even a Veggie Tales on the iPad.  But once we got to the lake she took a great nap and was then ready to explore the beach!  Before she went to sleep she was looking out the window and waving to the beach and saying "Hi"!  (*sigh* she is just too cute!)

Here are some pictures of Little L exploring (you'll notice that Fall decided to show up last weekend so she is in pants and a sweater and unfortunately it never warmed up enough for her to actually play in the lake!) :(

Checking out the dock with Grandpa and Daddy

We found a wiffle ball and that was endless entertainment for Little L (at least it helped keep her out of the water!)

Lots to discover on the beach!

These pictures with her looking out over the lake are some of my favorite!

She climbed up on this boat all by herself!

We tried to get a picture with Daddy but Little L wasn't that interested as you can see from the next few photos!

Giving the flower "love"

Walking on each.and.every.step. up to the cabin

More pictures to come soon!


The Nielson's said...

I love all the pictures!!! So cute! Looks like you guys had a blast!

p.s. you won my book giveaway...can you message me your address and I will ship it out asap :) Thanks!