Labor Day Weekend

We spent Labor Day weekend at Mike’s parents’ cabin.  We lucked out and had great weather.  We enjoyed fishing, swimming, boating and playing in the sand.  Sophia also found a special friend to play with while we were there.  Here’s the recap in photos.

Gone Fishin’
Sophia And Nana
Sebastian
Resting After Playing In The Sand

Sophia’s new-found friend…

Mr. Tree Frog
Where Is Mr. Frog Now?  Can You Find Him?
Hanging On
Frog “Nose” Best
Frog In The Face
Time For Frog To Go Home

It was nice to see the kids working together to build a sand castle kingdom.

Building Sand Castles
Stop And Smile For The Camera
Back To Work
Sprinkled With Sand

In the evening, we watched the full moon come up over the lake and enjoyed the campfire.

Blue Moon
Bonfire

A little late night fishing for Mike and Sophia brought in a catfish.  It was quickly removed from the hook and released back into the lake.

Catfish

The next morning Sophia hooked a huge sunfish.

Big Catch

After Sophia’s big catch, Mike caught two bass.  Tom and Sophia volunteered to scale, clean and filet them.  I was quite impressed that Sophia took part in this.  She is a city girl and becomes sad when a spider is killed instead of being released outside.

Cleaning Fish
Fish Eyeball – Gross!

After the fish were cleaned, the kids continued work on their sand castle kingdom.

Sand Sculpting
Team Work

They finished the weekend with one last cannon ball into the lake.

Ready For Take Off
Up In The Air
Taking The Plunge

It was a great way to end summer.  Bring on fall!

Sullivan Cousins

We started a tradition in 2008 of taking a photo of the Sullivan cousins on the dock at the cabin each summer.  We missed 2010, but will try very hard to keep the tradition going as long as they will let us.

Cousins 2012
Cousins 2011
Cousins 2010 – No Dock Photo This Year & No Max 😦
Cousins 2009
Cousins 2008