This year was slightly different due to our newly moody 4 year old who in years past has wanted to do anything and everything under the sun (at least twice) but this year only wanted to stay in his jammies and play at the cabin! Don't get me wrong, I would not have complained about the down time, however, this year, we also had a little 1 year old who was giving up her morning nap and if we didn't leave the cabin and do something, would fall completely apart by 9am!!! Not the best combination, but we made the most of it.
We did manage to drag Eli to the beach, for a walk, to the playground, to day camp and the pool (all of which he loved once he got there of course) and Naomi even got to be a "day camper" too! This gave Mommy and Daddy two awesome morning dates. We took advantage of that and walked around the lake, got coffee and also went boating!
Hume Lake is such an amazing place and holds such a special place in my heart and spiritual walk that I look forward to spending many more summers up there as a family. I think each time we go, we talk about how it will be for the kids to attend their week long summer camps and how much fun they'll have (even though that is years away!). Oh well, for now we'll just enjoy the mountains, the peace and family time, knowing each fun summer vacation is one closer to our kids experiencing the wonderfulness that is Hume Lake Christian Camps!
Eli the Butterfly Hunter (one day during Naomi's nap, I asked Eli what he wanted to do. He replied, "hunt for butterflies!" Of course, why not! Armed with a bubble wand and walkie talkie we set out)
Replinishing after the hunt!
I can still see my "little boy" in pictures like this one
Did I mentioned it poured a few afternoons?! Crazy!
Fort time, on acount of the rain
We ate breakfast and lunch at the cabin, but joined the staff for dinners...now that's what I call a vacation!
Anything you can do....
...I can do too!
Macho, macho man
Eli wanted to build a castle, so we went to work, added a mote and viola!
the finished product.