We had a great time at my parents' cottage this summer, here are some photos of our adventures.
Fun at the lake! Gideon preferred to play at the beach with the toys.
He loved to dig!
Judith just loved to swim!
She mastered the doggy paddle.
She would swim right until dark...
Gideon's other favourite place was the sand pile up at the driveway.
There was lots of space to run and play!
Judith even got to work a little, clearing brush away. She had her own little work gloves and everything!
This was mine when I was little like him!
Judith gets her love of the water from her father (I like to swim too, but they take it to a whole other level).
She also gets her fearlessness from him. She was out in the boat with Grandma, and wanted to go see Daddy on the raft. But as soon as she got out of the boat, she ran and jumped off the other side! It caught us all by surprise! Luckily, I had my camera up and ready and caught this memorable moment. It's about 12 feet deep out there. She ended up jumping off the raft may times, every day we were there!
Look, I actually swam out to the raft for the first time in YEARS (my cousin was there visiting).
That would be my dad doing a flip.
Gideon loves being all wrapped up in a towel. He would go in the lake for a couple minutes and splash around, just enough to warrant being toweled after.
There were lots of sugary treats to be had...
And ice cream from Uncle Chris' store!
Time to relax...
And time for Timbits!
A ride on the motor boat!
Here is a picture of ME when I was 3 in the same motor boat on the same lake!
The boys hanging out on the dock. Look at Gideon's face compared to mine above!
Grandpa's fishing buddy.
Grandpa's other fishing buddy.
Gideon preferred to just eat the worms anyway...
We had bonfires with marshmallows and s'mores!
My brother came to visit.
There were lots of great memories made during the 10 days we were at the cottage.