Friday, October 12, 2012

September Week Away with Curt's Family - Part 2

Curt and I took a little canoe trip together.

Uncle Jer cleaned most of the fish for us.
Phillip and Jesse learned quite a bit from him.
...for instance what do you find in a fish' tummy?
a big crayfish!

They look like they are ready to kill something.

Mending his net with Julia watching.

So excited to be here!

Bed time stories - not sure who's reading to who.

We played a lot of game after the kids were tucked into bed.

Saturday rained all day long.
The babies didn't seem to mind at all.
No, in fact Julia learned to stand up by herself as you can see in the picture below.
Only one day before she turned 8 months old!

The boys on the other hand watched a movie...

 ...and were read to by Uncle Matt
 ...and Aunt Ruth
 ...AND by Daddy.

 There was silly time with Uncle Matt
 phone time with Aunt Ruth
 and a game called how many on a couch.

Then much too quickly it was the last full day :(
Some more time spent in reading or catching up on sleep.
A Snake!
 Uncle Jer on Julia duty.
 One last big adventure for the boys.
Canoeing across the lake, up a creek and to a beaver dam.
(I think this happened the Mon. before we left but I could be wrong)

 Bathtime for Naomi also means the end of the day for us  

 Bedtime story which I think they got almost every night there from Daddy!

Praise God for a blessed time with family from far and near!
(we missed the families of Steve and Laurie and Jon and Kny)

Friday, October 05, 2012

September Week Away with Curt's Family - Part 1

Our destination was Limberlost Point on Commanda Lake.
Thanks so much to the owners of the cottage!!
All packed up and ready to go.
 I don't think our poor van has ever had so much in it and on it before. Curt has become quite the crafty, innovative packer.

Spent Monday night at a hotel much to the kids delight. 

Finally after hours of driving we made it to this beautiful cottage.

Almost like camping in that you feel like you're right among the trees with all the windows.

Curt making supper while I take pictures even though he's dying to make a cast or two.

This became the kids; favourite cottage past-time:  spending time at the dock, looking for crayfish, clams, minnows, and fishing from the dock.

even Dad joins in

Our first dinner. We all fit around the table very nicely.

Fishing trip to start the day.

For the fishermen in the family I've made this picture extra large :)

Phillip still hasn't had enough fishing.
Below Jesse tries his hand at catching baitfish. 
(I wonder if his Uncles put him up to this - poor guy)
on duty, yes sir!

They call it fishing for a very good reason!
(always fishing, never catching)

Special visitors from Restoule Park!!
Too bad I only have these pictures of their lovely visit. 
When you're having a great time you forget to take pictures. 
Thanks for visiting us Uncle Rudy and Aunt Mary!