Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mainely Good Times

We had a fantabulous time in Maine over the weekend.  Shaun's family has a small cottage on a lake in the middle of Maine, about a 5 hour drive for us...unless a kid throws up or needs to go potty or you run into holiday traffic...all hypothetical, of course. :)  The kids actually did really well traveling, watching movies most of the way or sleeping.
We arrived close to dinner time on Saturday and the kids headed right for the water.
Each night there were several camps around the lake setting off some pretty impressive fireworks.
Sunday, the 4th was spent fishing, swimming, reading and general chillin'.  Maine is a wonderful vacation...there is no TV, no Internet and very limited cellphone coverage.  Nothing to do but be together and we did lots of that.
Avery's two aunties showed her how to fish.  Here she and Sienna are with their combined first fish.
We were there with Shaun's two brothers and their families.  The kids were thrilled to have their aunts and uncles there, as they are very "hands on" and always good for some fun.
The girls decorated a cake so we could celebrate in style.
All-American boy.
On Monday it was more of the same.
Later we went to a little cafe "in town" for dinner and ice-cream.  They just happened to have a playground there too.
And, it doesn't always happen when we are in Maine, but there was in fact a moose sighting....

The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it.
Psalm 89:11


{Thirty} Little Piggies said...

What beautiful photos of your sweet family! Looks like a lovely weekend and time well spent. I especially like the "moose sighting!" Be blessed in Him today!

The Bug said...

That looks like a great time! LOVE the moose footie pajamas - too cute. And as usual, Avery really does have the best smile (I'm not stalking her, really!).

sara said...

what a wonderful time and lots of great memories made!!! I love the picture of your 3 on the slide!!!

so the dates are set for boston..Sept 25-30!!!

Andrea said...

Red Sox does say red, white, and blue, America's Team right!? Cute pics. Sounds like a lot of fun.

LuAnn said...

What a great family weekend! Loved your family picture for the 4th too.

Amy said...

Love the pic of the kids on the slide.

How convenient that Red Sox gear doubles as 4th of July garb--very nice family pic.

Darla said...

we have always wanted to visit Maine! what a blessing of a trip you had! your little ones are growing and these photos are priceless! looks like a fairy tale holiday. thanks for sharing with us.