Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vacation Pictures, Part 1

Be warned...this is the first post of way too many revolving around our vacation week in Minoqua, WI. So, here goes...
This summer marks the 5th year that we have spent our week long summer vacation in Minoqua. In a way, it almost feels like a second home to us: we always stay in the same cabin (ahem...a more accurate description would probably be humongous log home well equipped to sleep all of our growing extended family), we know all the lakes and beaches, and we have our favorite spots in town we must visit every year. I think it is pretty neat that we are beginning a family vacation tradition with our kids that they will remember for the rest of their lives. And, hopefully, when they reminisce back to their summer week-long vacations in Minoqua as kids they'll still feel a lot like this:
The beginning of our week this year started out rather cool and rainy. In fact, there was a record breaking low evening temperature in the upper 30's - low 40's for one of the evenings. A little too cold for my tastes for the end of June, but we made the best of it anyhow. When we weren't bundled up for a boat ride or a walk into town, we spent some time at the indoor swimming pool where the kids officially turned into fish:

Although Allie has always been pretty adventurous in the water, Zach has been much more tentative. However, he came into his own after we presented him with the "noodle ring" and before we knew it, he was making his way all over the pool. He was pretty darn proud of himself too.
We also spent some time hanging out in the cabin: reading books, playing games, playing with toys, chatting, attempting to relax (as much as possible with two very energetic kids around!), and enjoying the cable TV (especially Playhouse Disney).
Although I'm sure we would have had fun even if the cool temperatures and drizzly rain lasted the entire week, we were more than happy when the sun broke through and we were able to enjoy the outdoors even more.

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