Monday, November 12, 2012

The Cabin

We had a little family getaway this weekend thanks to the generosity of our friends, the Roberts.  Hunter had been sick most of the week, but he was so excited to go to the cabin that he tried his best to cover it up when we picked him up from school a little early on Friday.  We gave him some Motrin for the ride down and he was fine by the time we got there.  Both kids were engrossed with Tangled and then Ice Age on the way down...

Hunter was really excited to see His name on this welcome sign in the cabin when we got there...

After we unloaded the car, we made a quick, healthy dinner of Bagel Bites...

The next morning, the kids did some coloring while we waited for our friends, the Papes, to join us for the day...
 
After coloring, we went and checked out the tree swing...


Hunter loved it!  Char, on the other hand, was a little more timid.  She would let us put her on for a second, but never wanted to swing.  She jumped off so quickly each time...
 
After a while, we went to the back of the house to the other swing that Char liked much better...

Then we went to the front to check out the rocking chairs and our friends pulled up right as I was taking this picture (that's what Hunter's looking at)...

We gave them a shot at the tree swing and then went to the back again to slide down the big hill...

I'm not gonna lie...this totally freaked me out.  All I could think was - this is a head injury waiting to happen.  You know if they'd had a helmet handy, my kid would've had it on his head...
Luckily we made it through the weekend without any injuries. 
 
Once again, Hunter loved this, but Char was a little timid.  I was surprised she was so eager to go at first...
 
And she actually did really well...
 Until she didn't...
She didn't want to ride again until she rode one time with daddy at the end of the day.

Hunter, on the other hand, rode it over and over...
 
And Pape and his girls took several turns, too...


After lunch, we decided to walk down to the lake.  The girls were so cute together...

Charlotte kept bending over and picking up piles of leaves and throwing them over her head...
 



Once we got to the lake, I was again completely stressed out that someone was going to fall in and hit their head on a rock or at the very least be covered in oogy lake goo.  We survived without any falls, though.

Here Charlotte is saying, "Look at those cute dolphins!"
 
She's talking about those rubber things that are attached to the deck.  They have eyes painted on them and really do look like dolphins, so we walked over to pet them:)



Sweet girls...
 

We slid down the hill some more once we got back and McKellee and Charlotte were so giggly trying to pull the sled? sleigh? raft? (what is that thing?) back up the hill...
 

 



 

We had a great time visiting with the Papes...we love them and wish we could see them more! 

This is our third time to stay at the cabin, but the first time to stay at the "new" cabin.  In June 2011, the old cabin burned to the ground after a lightning bolt struck a tree and then traveled through the ground and into the cabin where it started to set off electical explosions until the entire cabin was in flames.  The Roberts lost everything, except for this sign...
They mounted it on that piece of wood and hung it in the new cabin after they rebuilt.  What a great reminder of God's sovereignty and faithfulness.  We are so thankful for the generous, giving hearts of our friends for letting so many stay in their home to make new memories.  We can't wait for our next trip!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 comment:

Lipe Family said...

Looks like a blast! So sorry to hear about the Roberts' old house (but very cool that the sign survived!)