Last weekend was lake house weekend!
Mom drove up with the kids and I on Thursday, and after getting ready for bed that night the kids got excited to go out on the boat the next day.
A little sibling love!
Breakfast from Tom's Donuts
During our grocery trip at Meijer my mom spoiled the kids by letting them each pick something out.
Well whaddaya know?! Ellie picked out the freakiest pink and purple unicorn with saucer-eyes, and is now totally attached to it. I love that my mom bought it for her, because I never would have! Such a fun grandma-thing that I remember my grandmothers doing for me. (My grandmas would buy me those Hostess Snowballs treats! Ha)
Baby girl's strawberry curls are as cute as can be.
He picked mama a dandelion. Aw. ;)
Being at the lake is good for:
mashups on the deck...
coffee and a great view...
breakfast in the fresh air...
snuggles on the pier...
and watching the boats go by.
Sadly, Ellie came down with a pretty nice fever. We did everything we could to keep her cool and comfortable and by Friday evening, when Daddy and Grandpa arrived, she was feeling better. So we all went for an evening boat ride!
Maddie spent time figuring out the life jacket buckles.
"Stop taking my picture, MOM!"
Doesn't matter where we are. They wrestle.
Maddie got to drive the boat, a rite of passage.
She also found her sea legs, walking around the boat as we rode around, rarely losing her balance.
The kids swarmed Grandpa when they realized he was giving out driving lessons and allowing the horn to be honked.
Maddie found a bar to hold on to that was down on her level, and rode like this for a little while. Silly girl!
We had so much fun while we were there, but decided to leave on Saturday when Ellie's fever came back after the boat ride on Friday evening and spiked to 103 in the night. I'll admit to being fearful that she would have another febrile seizure (she was shaky and moaning and not sleeping well), and was so thankful when we made it through the night without incident.
On the way home, we ran right into a decent rainstorm that caused us to pull over at an oasis. The winds were pretty high but after about a 1/2 hour we were back on the road and made it home safely. Ellie bounced back from her fever virus the next day and all was well!