holiday on a holiday

I have so many pictures from our cottage “holiday”.

So I am taking today, a holiday, to pass them on to you, oh internet.

Enjoy.

This is what dinner looked like every evening. A picnic table, food, and family.

This is what dinner looked like every evening. A picnic table, food, and family.

This was Charlie's pooping stump.

This was Charlie’s “business” stump. Yes, he is “processing” in this picture.

 

Cort and I had a date afternoon where we walked the pier in Pentwater, checked out the state park beach, and did some touristing downtown in all the shops.

Cort and I had a date afternoon where we walked the pier in Pentwater, checked out the state park beach, and did some touristing downtown in all the shops.

out to Lake Michigan

out to Lake Michigan

 

In to the channel

In to the channel

Downtown Pentwater has a winery, the Oceana Winery. My brother and his wife were there when we walked in, so we had some wine-tasting company.

Downtown Pentwater has a winery, the Oceana Winery. My brother and his wife were there when we walked in, so we had some wine-tasting company.

 

We ate food on a fire.

We ate food on a fire.

My brother read with is little daughter.

My brother read with is little daughter.

 

Cort channeled his dad's talent of making DELICIOUS breakfast for the masses.

Cort channeled his dad’s talent of making DELICIOUS breakfast for the masses.

My niece played in her "playpen"

My niece played in her “playpen” so she could stay clean

 

yeah, she's pretty cute.

yeah, she’s pretty cute.

Charlie played in the dirt.

Charlie played in the dirt to stay dirty.

 

Yeah, he's pretty cute too.  And apparently he's also packing heat.

Yeah, he’s pretty cute too. And apparently he’s also packing heat.

The kids spent time with grandma...

The kids spent time with grandma…

...and grandpa

…and grandpa

We played games.

We played games.

Learning to hold all those cards was tricky.

Learning to hold all those cards was tricky.

 

sometimes we won. Ok, Eddie and I won ALL THE TIME.

sometimes we won. Ok, Eddie and I won ALL THE TIME.

It was like roughing it...but not really.

It was like roughing it…but not really.

 

I mean, this doesn't look too rough.

I mean, this doesn’t look too rough.

 

family beach days were daily occurrences

family beach days were daily occurrences

Swimming was fun

Swimming was fun…

 

Until you got yelled at.

Until you got yelled at.

 

They never played nicer than when the collaborated on digging massive holes.

They never played nicer than when the collaborated on digging massive holes.

 

We cleaned ourselves sometimes.

We cleaned ourselves sometimes.

 

These two were inseparable--from each other as well as Jack from his Oriental Trading Company Catelogue. It was his weekend reading.

These two were inseparable–from each other as well as Jack from his Oriental Trading Company Catelogue. It was his weekend reading.

Quality time was spent together.

Quality time was spent together…even if we were a little grungy feeling for 5 days.

It’s definitely busier with two kids running around.

Gone are the days when my vacation schedule is my own.

But for now, that is Ok.

Happy Labor Day Weekend.

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About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.

Comments

  1. Looked awesome!!
    And what is up with boys and hole digging?

  2. Looks like you had a great time! I love eating outside and sitting around a fire. Makes me sad I haven’t gone camping at all this summer!

  3. It reminds me of our camping trips, where we are roughing it, but not really. (We sleep in a tent, but use a propane stove and BBQ to cook and eat off plates and use cutlery.)
    Looks like lots of fun and memories made!

  4. Great pictures! I love a good photo dump. I also love Eddie’s card face.

  5. I love a good old fashioned family trip like that. Such great times and memories. The kids are all so dang cute!! Loved seeing all the pics! 🙂

  6. Great pictures of your vacation – thanks for sharing! I love a good sink-bath, too. 🙂

  7. First, the only reason you and Eddie won everything is because I wasn’t there. Second, I’m sad there isn’t a picture of your mom walking off the dock.

    • OMG! I forgot to tell you! She didn’t walk off the dock BUT…she was helping my dad anchor the boat and she jumped over the side expecting to touch bottom, but it was actually a deep spot. She went down like a rock. Watch on, hair all wet, completely under. HA HA HA! The sad thing? Only my dad saw it since we were all already back up at the cottage!