A Journey with Love and Laughter

Read about our family as we journey through life as a family, with siblings, school and spina bifida, and lots of fun and laughter along the way!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Cousins and Cottaging

This summer has started off with a lot of fun and crafts! And time at the cottage.
I think we are spending almost all of our time off up at the cottage (the house is a bit of a mess, but the kids are happy)
The kids got together with their cousins to make some art!

This was the finished product.
The idea of it was to cover it with varathane and keep it by the campfire. Good idea in theory, but the varathane wasn't enough protection and a lot of the paint washed away. But everyone still had fun. And we will have fun the next time we try too

I think that the kids are enjoying their summer vacation!

It was raining, so we had lots of crafts to do as a back-up

And we made some cone-smores in the oven (instead of the promised campfire)

Great idea (thanks facebook/pintrest)
Fill a waffle cone with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows

Wrap it all with foil

Then you put it in the over for about 20 minutes o that everything melts (at about 300)
(I did find out that if you put it into the fire, put it on the outside and let it melt slowly, instead of putting it directly into a burning flame and opening up a mass of black sooty mess)

It was a huge sugary success and the kids loved it!

Finally the sun came out and we were able to have fun in the water!

The lake is shallow, so Nick can actually walk around using a tube as a water-walker

We had some beautiful sunsets

And then some campfires

With sparklers

And a couple of mommy-selfies

The kids didn't want to go in. They said that they weren't tired... until they fell asleep

As long as the sun was out everyone spent the time at the lake

The kids were playing super-hero'

And we made up a water game of hockey-golf-soccer

Or was it basketball?

In between all of the fun we still got Nick to do some work and try out his crutches.
He is slowly starting to get more comfortable with them

This is only the beginning of the summer! We are expecting lots more fun for the kids over the next 2 months!

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