We started our 2nd half of vacation by spending Wednesday at Dave and Janice's (John's dad and step-mom) house celebrating Dave's birthday. Here is a picture of the kids with their silly Papa (who plays non-stop with them from the time we walk through the door until we leave)! Happy Birthday Dave!!
On Thursday we headed to John's mom and step-dad's cabin on the Mississippi River for three whole days of relaxing. We spent our time at the cabin laying around, smores over the camp fire, grilling out, watching Ava fish, making a trip to the beach, and did I mention laying around.
To my surprise, Ava really enjoyed learning how to fish. On our first night at the cabin, Ava and John fished off the pier where Ava caught her first fish . . . a blue gill. I was in the cabin feeding Max and I heard her squealing over her first fish!!
On Saturday we spent a few hours at the beach. Max actually warmed up to the idea of being in the water. He even splashed around a little bit.
Saturday evening, Ted (John's step-dad) took us out in his boat and Ava was able to fish off the boat. Ted helped her catch a couple fish. Here is how big the fish they caught were. . .
The stories are starting already!!
Max getting ready to help Ava with her big catch. . .
Real men wear PINK!
The highlight of Ava's trip was getting a chance to spend time with her cousins Bridee and Lainee on Saturday night.
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