Thursday, August 23, 2012

slow down. you move too fast! gotta make the moment last...

This lucky mama got her first full weekend away in a looooong time! It was glorious. I went canoeing and camping with three other girls and we had a riot. Gut-busting laughter and fun the whole weekend. We rocked it too. We canoed over 25 miles and roughed it in the wilderness two nights! You get dropped off on Friday and picked up on Sunday with no contact in between. Besides our boisterous laughter, it was a serene scene and all stress melted magically away. We saw (and heard at night!) lots of critters including a snake swimming in the river, bald eagles, a pack of coyotes, coons, turtles, etc.
Used the self timer on the camera to get some group shots.
scene from our campsite.

just us and mother nature.
 yup, that's right. I brought my pump on the trip and pumped right there next to the fire pit! I had to pump so badly the first morning that I am pretty sure I woke up the whole camp at 7:30am because that pump is l.o.u.d!! I am going to smash it with a sledgehammer when I am done breastfeeding. I have a love/hate relationship with it.
My view from the back of the canoe. All our gear in the middle.
lots of campfire chats
best s'mores ever! reeces peanut butter cups! You MUST try it!
Last week Cy & I went to the Children's Museum and he played in the Curious George exhibit which just so happens to be his most favorite character in the whole wide world.
Well Arlo can reach into the recycling now and he LOVES to suck dada's empty beer bottles at 7am when mama isn't looking. You better believe those are getting moved!!

in the air, playing in the tiny dirt patch in our front yard

I asked Cy to play with Arlo while I switched laundry loads. He was actually quite clever in entertaining him -- he crawled into he hamper & played peek-a-boo. Between that & Jackson, I got the laundry switched no problem.

Well, we are off to savor our final weeks of summer vacation... We are heading to Wisconsin soon. Patrick will be back & forth (so if you are a robber, he WILL be home , don't bother trying!) We are going to spend time at the lake with cousins Finn and Neve, whom we will meet for the first time! And then Cy is going to be a ring bearer in cousin Lauren's wedding! Lots of fun stuff coming up!! Hope you are enjoying the final days of summer my friend!

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