We are acclimating back into regular quarantine life after being at the cottage for six days. While I certainly wouldn’t call it a “vacation” with four kiddos aged five and under, the change of scenery certainly was nice!
Normally, we’d do family grocery runs, take the kiddos to the playground, or go to a farm/orchard nearby, but we couldn’t do those things this year. Other than that, it kind of felt like life pre-quarantine. We weren’t thinking about the Coronavirus constantly, which was quite refreshing!
The weather started out cool and quickly moved to hot and humid, which is ideal when you have lots of little kiddos itching to make their daddies do dives and cannonballs off the side of the boat.
In true “kids don’t care” fashion, all of our kiddos braved the 70 degree water much earlier than we thought they would/would have liked them too. BUT, by Monday it was so hot and humid that we were all floating around, somewhat comfortably albeit slightly numb, in the deep end. The weather was so awesome that we decided to stay all day Tuesday as well, which is pretty lucky for Memorial Day weekend.
Alright, enough with the words . . . here come the pictures!
We left bright and early last Wednesday morning, and the girls settled right into the two hour drive.
Their new favorite game is to pretend to be rock climbers. It’s not the greatest game, but it sure did keep them busy. Notice that we insisted they wear helmets.
Lucy and Emmy sure do love golf cart rides!
Rock climbing tires you out!
We got out the sidewalk chalk, and each kiddo got a square on the walkway to color while dinner was being made. I think Sarah’s smile is because we got a few minutes where all the kiddos were occupied at the same time.
These girls braved the super cold water on our first boat ride. Mama most certainly did not.
Emily turned this patch of sand on the driveway into her own personal sandbox.
The kiddos were obsessed with hunting for chipmunks.
Emily and Eleanor did some Cosmic Kids Yoga.
These squirt bottles kept everyone busy for quite some time. The only downside was that all the kiddos had blisters on their thumbs that evening. Oops!
The weather was hot, and these girlies were ready to swim!
Emily prefers to make herself a little safe haven after swimming!
Thankfully, the girls went to bed easily each night which meant I got to join in on some sunset booze cruises.
This is why we decided to stay until after dinner and bath time on Tuesday. Sunny and 89 degrees!
I recreate this picture every year on Memorial Day. I can’t wait to do it when they’re all teenagers!
We sure did have fun, and the girls were sad to leave. It was so nice to finally get to see some family members face to face!
We tried something new this year and gave the girls dinner and baths and then left for home around 7:30pm. Other than one unavoidable stop for Lucy to pee in some grass behind a building (she LOVED it!) we made it home a little before 10pm and the girls went right to sleep. It was much nicer than having to leave the lake in the middle of a beautiful day.
Have a great weekend!