Saturday, August 28, 2010

Beach Day!

This has been such a wonderfully hot and sunny summer, hasn't it? So when my SIL asks if we want to spend the afternoon at Pinery with them, I can hardly say no, can I? Especially with only one week of vacation remaining before back to school....
Sadly, Art could not join us, but we had a great time anyway.... Lake Huron is so beautiful!
So shallow for so far out... the kids couldn't wait to hit the water!

It was nice and warm too!

Natalie had enough of the boogie board, I guess...
Time out for a snack! These three polished off that whole bag of Sunchips, I think.
This pretty much sums it up
Tim spent his time trying to recreate Stonehenge with driftwood.
Ah.... relaxing!

Natalie convinced Auntie Erin to play catch with her.

This appeared to be quite the conversation.
It was a wonderful afternoon.... we're hoping for a family beach day next week sometime yet.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pics that didn't make it in my last post...

Going through the Kirkfield locks - really cool!

And of course we had to jump off the boat for a swim..

Playing at the canoe dock

running up and down the stairs. Just remember to STOP at the bottom!

Monday, August 23, 2010


Okay, Blogger totally messed up my Balsam post, they've changed the picture upload thingy, and apparently I haven't got it figured out yet...
There were double and triples of some photos, so I tried to delete them, and ended up also losing half the pictures I wanted up there...

Balsam Lake 2010

Yay, we're here at Balsam Lake!

Same set up as last year :)
Good ole Campsite #490

We went on a bird-watching hike, and saw a few different birds.  Deanna was happy.

And we went on the boat...

..and at the beach!

Had Campfires with Cousins

And even played dress-up!

Back in the boat...
...for some tubing!  Watch Tim Tube...

Even Natalie tried the tube - thumbs up!

We did word search puzzles together...

...and played card games together...

Reuben kept in touch with Mom & Dad, and assured them that he was behaving :)

..and Uncle Brian read great bedtime stories!

..and a good time was had by all!