Holy Moses, it was a hot one!
It was at least 90 degrees every day we were at the cottage, and I have at least that many pictures to share. I’ll try to narrow it down, because I want you to finish reading this before the 4th of July! 😉
Matty took Thursday and Friday off, and we hit the road 30 minutes ahead of schedule Thursday morning. #thatneverhappens
Matty packed up the essentials.
On our way to the cottage, we stopped to pick up the newest addition: a golf cart! Right after I got Lucy out of the car and was about to get Emmy out, the man said we needed to move to around the back of the building. Since it was a 30 second ride on private property, I let Lucy sit on my lap and she was loving it!
Our next stop was lunch, and we ate outside so Matty could keep an eye on the golf cart.
And there it is! This will make it so much easier to get the kiddos and all of their gear down to the boat.
Thursday afternoon was spent riding bikes in front of the cottage with the boys across the street.
The Brennans didn’t get in until about 1am Friday morning, and these little ladies enjoyed catching up over a pre-breakfast snack.
Waving bye bye to daddy and Uncle Brian as they left to return the trailer.
Lucy and Grandma Ri played an intense game of “Stop! Go!”
And then we had all the kiddos on the deck for some water table fun and a snack while we waited for the guys to come back.
After lunch, everyone went on our inaugural boat ride while Rita stayed back with a napping Emmy Roses.
What’s the best thing to do on a 90 degree day in a non air conditioned cottage? . . . .bake banana bread, of course!
We played in the front yard for the rest of the afternoon.
Friday was such a hot, busy day that we assumed the girls would pass out at bedtime. #nope
Both of them were up and fussy. I finally got Lucy down around 8:30, and we celebrated with a snoozy selfie.
But we still had Miss Roses to deal with! Nothing was working, so we decided to take her on a boat ride. It didn’t help.
The late night and early wake ups the next day were a perfect storm for major meltdowns on Saturday morning. Matty and I were going to take Ems with us to the grocery while everyone else went to the park. Lucy had a MOTHER of a meltdown while I tried to get her ready. I don’t even remember what exactly set her off, but she committed and just kept on going. At one point Matty said he was going to put Emmy in the car and wait for me. When I eventually got out of the house and he started driving away, I turned around to say hi to Emily . . . and she was sitting in Lucy’s forward facing car seat! Apparently we were all a little flustered.
Once they got to the playground, though, all was well.
Congrats to Brian for capturing the best photo of the weekend!
After the crazy morning, we thought it would be a good idea to pack up lunch and go for a nice relaxing boat ride. #sarcasmfont
FYI: “relaxing” is not one of the adjectives I’d use to describe our weekend!
The only way to cool off on Saturday night was with ice cream!
The first and only photo of the entire Kissel/Brennan crew!
After another epic morning meltdown from Lucy on Saturday, we finally got the kiddos loaded up and went to the farm to
sweat off five pounds see the animals.
My first time seeing a reindeer up close, and its antlers didn’t even look real!
These little ladies hung out in the stroller most of the time.
Lucy loved going down this tube slide. There’s Matty up at the top . . .
. . . and he had a little friend!
You can’t go to the farm without getting donuts!
Congrats to Matty for getting the second best picture of the weekend.
Lucy crawled up on my lap and said she wanted some rest time. #yesmam
After some BBQ chicken, potatoes, and pineapple cake, it was time for some water table play before bath and bedtime.
It took four nights, but I finally got both girls to bed at a reasonable time and got to join in on an evening booze cruise.
And our captain was pretty glamorous.
The sweetest face ever!
On Monday morning we tried to get some cousin pictures. It’s darn near impossible!
We decided to try to cool off on a morning boat ride before Matty, the girls, and I left after lunch.
Normally we’d stay until Tuesday, but that was Lucy’s last day of school so we had to head home on Monday. Thankfully, our drive was super easy . . . and super hot! 98 degrees?!
While Matty and I unloaded the car, the girls jumped right in to playing with their toys . . . in their adorable matching watermelon shirts!
Our weekend was so fun, but SO CRAZY! Oh my goodness!
It definitely wasn’t a vacation . . . it was just living life in a different location . . . with a lot more work than being at home! But it’s so fun to get all the cousins together and watch them play with one another. Oh, and we were so lucky with the weather! Yes, it was so so so so HOT, but I’ll take that any day over a cool and rainy Memorial Day.
Have a great weekend!