Fun In The Sun – Part II

The second half of our vacation gave us more sun and warm weather.

Day Four

On our fourth day of vacation, Sebastian made plans to get out on the lake before any of the other boaters.  He wanted to experience the calm waters with no waves.  He also knew that Mike would drive faster without any other boats on the lake.

Full Speed Ahead

 

After boating, we all swam and relaxed.  We stopped for a minute so Mike could take a picture of me with the kids.  Sophia had a hard time not being silly.

Silly Sophia

Goofy Girl

Big Smiles

 

Back in the water.

Three Peas In A Pod

 

We enjoyed a fireworks show from our cabin on July 3 held by the Famous Dave’s restaurant on the opposite side of Round Lake.  We were a bit far away, but the night was calm and the fireworks were a nice way to end the day.

White Lights

Red Lights

Blue Lights

 

Day Five

Before heading out to swim in the lake , the boys played a little chess.  Sebastian has become quite a chess player and pulled off a win against Mike.

Game On

 

By request, I made one of Sebastian’s favorite muffins – lemon poppy seed.

Fresh From The Oven

 

The heat from the oven was too much, so we headed out to cool off.

Ready To Take The Plunge

In The Air

Ready For Contact

Splash Down

 

Sebastian found the best way to relax.

Cool And Calm

 

Until we tipped him over.

All Wet

 

After the getting soaked, Sebastian worked on his balance.

Well Balanced

Losing It

All Wet…Again

 

Time for dinner.

Steaks On The Grill

 

We had our own little fireworks display in the driveway for the 4th of July.

Bright Lights

Sparklers

Lighting Up The Sky

Sparks

 

We also enjoyed fireworks shot off by the neighboring cabins.

All Lit Up

Greenish Glow

 

Day Six

Another day, more beautiful weather.

Gaggle Of Geese

Tubular

 

We found an old pair of kids’ water skis in the garage.  Sebastian tried them out for size and decided to give it a shot.  He got up on his first try and stayed up for a minute and a half.  I still have to upload the video Sophia took with my iPhone, but will insert it here when it’s done.

Day Seven

Rain in the morning, dry afternoon.  Time to make a trip into town for mini golf.

Sophia’s Putt

Mary’s Putt

Mike’s Putt

Sebastian’s Putt

 

We didn’t keep score, but everyone had a hole-in-one along the way of the eighteen holes (except me).

We did a little shopping for souvenirs, had lunch at Subway and also picked up a treat for the trip back to the cabin.

Cool Treat

 

We all purchased “Hayward” t-shirts when we were in town.  I made everyone put them on for a group photo.

Family Photo

 

Day Seven

More sun, more fun, more swimming and boating.

Having Fun

 

Sophia and I fed bread to a family of ducks.

Mama Duck And Her Ducklings

Boating Lesson With Dad

Bunny Ears

 

Daphne acted as our life guard while we were in the water.

On Duty

Sleeping On The Job

 

Day Eight

Check out day.  One last look around.

Beyond The Dock

Packed And Ready To Go

On Our Way

 

We had originally planned to check out some of the tourist attractions in the area during our vacation – wild life park, go-kart racing, etc., but ended up spending most of our time at the cabin in or on the water.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather and since it was the 4th of July week, Hayward was packed with tourists.  Streets were filled with pedestrians, stores were teaming with tourists and restaurants were busy with hungry vacationers.  We did go out for pizza one evening and stopped by the candy store for dessert.  We also found an empty baseball field for Sebastian to stay up on his batting and pitching skills the day we mini golfed.  Other than that, it was a very low-key vacation.  I guess you could say it was exactly what we needed.

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