Wednesday, October 10, 2012

labor day weekend.

I forgot to tell you about our Labor Day weekend fun.

We took a drive east to meet Brooke & Scott at Brooke's family's cabin in Three Lakes. It's ironic to me that we had to pass through Rhinelander to get there. My dad has been going up just north of Rhinelander to camp and fish for years and I went with him quite often and somewhat frequently when I was little. It's around an hour away from Brooke's cabin.

I like the area but it's actually the north woods. So many people seem to have cabins "up north" that are simply lake homes with pine trees right around the lake but surrounded by slightly rolling corn fields. That's not the north woods.

Here's what we did:

(Sorry about the fof watermarks... not really fof stuff)

[caption id="attachment_4249" align="aligncenter" width="300"] On our way. Olive's first McDonald's play place experience. Don't worry.. she didn't eat anything.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes.jpg We arrived at night. Olive ended up staying up fairly late. She also slept really poorly.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-3.jpg Good morning Olive daze.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-4.jpg Watching and waiting for Scott to cook breakfast.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-8.jpg Scott made us crepes. It was nice of him.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-9.jpg We opened the window from the kitchen to the deck for ease of serving. Also for taking photos because that's what we do.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-10.jpg This is Olive wondering why I keep taking photos of her. Especially when eating a crepe.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-12.jpg My crepe, with cinnamon apple filling.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-13.jpg drool.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-15.jpg Tyler likes to make his crepes fancy.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-17.jpg This is Scott being sad.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-18.jpg This is Tyler and his Everything Crepe.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-19.jpg This is Olive again wondering what's with all the photos.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-20.jpg Olive getting ready to hit the lake. You're welcome.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-21.jpg We got this swimsuit in a box of free stuff. It's a 9 month size and she's 17 months here. She's thin but also no diaper wearing makes for smaller things on bottom.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-22.jpg You're still welcome.[/caption]



[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="345"]20120901-3lakes-27.jpg Olive broke her awesome sunglasses a few months prior. I found these for pretty cheap at Target. Not nearly as awesome but still awesome.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-28.jpg Notice the drips under Honey? She was having the time of her life.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-29.jpg Olive cam.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-30.jpg Photos of photos of Olive being taken.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-31.jpg Tyler and Scott being squinty.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-32.jpg Olive being cooler than you.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-33.jpg Tyler and Scott on their way to a little alone time on the lake.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-34.jpg Honey tried to follow. She swam all the way out to them but couldn't manage to jump in the paddle boat so she swam back. Mind you, this was her first time swimming.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-35.jpg I pushed Olive around in the kayak. At this point there wasn't a life jacket that fit her so I had to stay close.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-36.jpg Cautiously watching Honey swim to the paddle boat.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-38.jpg Tyler and Scott still being squinty.[/caption]



[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-43.jpg Honey being beautiful.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-46.jpg She moved so I focused on her nose. But it's a great nose.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-48.jpg For all you city folk, this is a tree.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120901-3lakes-53.jpg These are mushrooms.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120901-3lakes-54.jpg You pull this with your bike, apparently.[/caption]



Tyler, Scott, and Olive went to buy Olive a lifejacket while Brooke and I took a paddle boat ride. Olive fell asleep in the car and was finally ready for an adventure after she woke.

[caption id="attachment_4255" align="aligncenter" width="300"] First fishing boat ride.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4256" align="aligncenter" width="300"] We went to a small island for lunch.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4259" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Olive's pickles.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="332"]20120902-3lakes-2.jpg This is Olive being independent and running away.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120902-3lakes-4.jpg Breakfast the next morning - french toast using the leftover crepe batter. Clearly not gluten free but I'm not too picky when I'm a guest.[/caption]




[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120902-3lakes-10.jpg Another sleepy morning.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120902-3lakes-13.jpg This next series are a few of the photos that Olive took after breakfast. There were about 30. I saved a few.[/caption]






[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120902-3lakes-36.jpg Brooke's dad took Brooke, Olive, and me out for a boat ride in the opposite direction we went the previous day. Olive fell asleep.[/caption]




[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120902-3lakes-41.jpg I grabbed a lilly pad for and she held it while sleeping.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120902-3lakes-43.jpg Brooke's dad was leaving the cabin later that day so it was time to put the boat away.[/caption]


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120902-3lakes-45.jpg Despite being put onto the trailer and being pulled out of the water by a loud bobcat thing Olive stayed asleep.[/caption]


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120902-3lakes-50.jpg Honey went for a dip while we stood around the boat waiting for Olive to wake up.[/caption]



[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120902-3lakes-56.jpg Drink break.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_4264" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This is after fell off the dock into the water and got a bunch of sand in her hair. She was wearing her life jacket, at least. Oops.[/caption]




[caption id="attachment_4266" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My most favorite kind of moss.[/caption]


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333"]20120902-3lakes-74.jpg Why so many photos? Also: sunscreen nose.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120902-3lakes-77.jpg She didn't notice I was photographing her.[/caption]



[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120902-3lakes-81.jpg She noticed.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]20120902-3lakes-82.jpg So she read my mind and rubbed sand into her hair.[/caption]




You can see Brooke and Scott's perspective of our time in Three Lakes here and here.

1 comment:

  1. Yay. What a fun weekend. Too bad we don't have a photo of our faces after we heard noises in the woods.