Monday, August 25, 2014

A weekend with Friends

Jessie and Lucas were crazy enough to invite all of us to the cabin again this year. We really look forward to a  good weekend with friends filled with lots of laughs.
Olivia and Addie took turns holding Luke all weekend. I think Olivia is just a little bit excited for her new sibling to arrive!
Instant Friends! (Luke and Patrick)
So we thought it would be nice to get a picture of all the kids together. What is that big guy doing in the photo? 
Well, in true Olivia form she refused to take the picture even though it meant she could not hold Luke for the rest of the day. I guess we will just call that big guy Olivia.
While Olivia was busy with Luke Ben was getting his baby time with Patrick. He just loved this little guy. I think he too is excited for baby Knight #4.
So for some reason Ben had a fit about riding the tube behind the speed boat. I guess because it was different than the pontoon. He cried the whole time and the ride last about 100 yards.
I manged to get some good snuggle time with Eddie while Anna unpacked the car. 
Our little Captain at work.
The little princesses!
I think this paddle boat is maxed out! (Ben, Stefan, Jacob, James and Nathan)
Thanks Jessie and Lucas for another wonderful weekend. Can't wait for the next one!

State Fair

We had the most beautiful weather for the fair this year. Jameson loved the big horses.
We always like to check out the lumbar Jack/Jill competitions. Jameson was clapping for his team...
And saying Boooooo for the other team.
Ben was a rock star on the obstacle course that the Boys Scouts set up for the kids.
Some of our favorite food items this year were... Chocolate Milk, Cheese Curds, Lefse, Corn Dog, Caramel Apple in a Dish with Cinnamon Ice Cream, Walleye Cakes, Ruben Bites, Gyro and Apple Cider. As Always the kids LOVED the Giant slide!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Vacation Week on Middle Cullen

This is one of the best weeks of the year. We love having a whole week to just hang out with the kids without any schedule! This year was no different and we finally had a week with some nice weather for our vacation.
Ben got really comfortable riding on the tube behind the pontoon.
Most of the meals were had outside on the deck.
We had lots of relaxing time on the boat just soaking up the sun.
I wish I would have taken a picture of Jameson sitting the potty chair on the pontoon. We decided the week at the cabin would be a great time to potty train and let me tell you that potty chair went everywhere with us. It was totally worth it cause after the one week of focused potty training he was good to go and ready to head back to school in underwear.
On Wednesday we went into Nisswa for the weekly turtle races. Jameson being the out going one of the bunch was the only one that wanted to race the turtle. Our other two only wanted to sit back and watch.
The race was over and it was time to collect those turtles.
The kids also found some raspberry bushes right by the cabin so they picked a sweet little treat.