We took a week off during July and packed our bags, loaded up the SUV, hitched up the boat, grabbed the kids and the dog and departed for a week at a cabin in northern Wisconsin. We all were ready for some time away from our hectic daily schedule and were craving some rest and relaxation. We arrived very late on a Saturday evening (thanks to a championship Little League baseball game that delayed our departure). We unpacked our bags and dropped into bed. The next day we slept in, checked out the lake, headed into town for groceries and enjoyed the evening making s’mores. Let the relaxation begin!
The week in photos…
We enjoyed swimming, boating, tubing, playing games and the nature that surrounded us.
Mike and the kids also tried their hand at go-karts. It was a huge hit!
As Sebastian got closer to Mike & Sophia…
…Sophia put her foot on top of Mike’s and pushed the gas pedal to the floor!
We returned home from our vacation in Hayward, Wisconsin a week ago. We spent the last several days getting caught up with yard work, house work, office work and photo editing work. We took a lot of pictures while we were gone and many more when we returned. We attended a Huskies baseball game the day we got back and Mike took an extra two days off from work this week with the kids because our daycare was closed through Wednesday. They spent one of the days at Park Point Beach and the other at home playing games and cooling off in our small pool.
Here’s a Part I of how we spent our vacation.
We checked in late in the afternoon to our rental cabin and spent most of our time unpacking and getting situated. The past two years we’ve been on Lac Courte Oreilles, but this year we rented a larger cabin on Round Lake. It had plenty of space, lots of windows, a great deck and a fabulous view.
We made a quick pasta dinner, got the boat in the lake at a nearby boat landing and then made a fire in the fire pit. We brought supplies for s’mores and enjoyed the only cool evening all week.
Since the day was sunny and warm we enjoyed the lake by swimming, boating and playing in the water. We headed into town late in the day to pick up a week’s worth of groceries, but then headed back for more time at the cabin.
Throughout the week, toads and frogs would make their way onto the deck where the kids’ water shoes were drying. They would hop inside the shoes for protection and enjoyed the wet shoes so much they would stay until morning when the kids would empty them out again.
With no dishwasher at the cabin, the kids became the dishwasher during our stay.
Another day of sun and 80 degree temperatures kept us near the water most of the day. We picked up a water basketball game on our trip into town the day before. Mike and Sebastian got a chance to try it out.
A break from the game…
Daphne found a way to stay cool too. Fetch in the lake.
And since water basketball wasn’t enough, the guys tried water football.
Enjoying some watermelon on the deck.
After a long day, both Daphne and Sophia were worn out.