Getaway trip

Brian’s parents offered to watch our oldest four children for a week so we decided to enjoy some time away by ourselves….plus Iris.

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We went to a friend’s lake house for two nights.  Iris saw the menu and decided to forage a bit while we unloaded the car.

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We ate dinner outside and I found the biggest “hopper” I’ve ever seen! This definitely takes foraging to a new level. We decided to take it home to show the kids.

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We took a nice evening boat ride around the lake. A trolling motor is a fantastic addition to a paddle boat – quieter and much faster.

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Iris quickly got tired of the constraints of a life jacket and forgot to enjoy the sunset.

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Back on the dock it took a while for us to come back into her good graces. We played backgammon while she recovered herself.

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That evening Iris surprised us with her new ability – pulling up to a stand! She is so proud of herself.

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After an early morning swim in the lake we had a good breakfast and took off on a 10 mile bike ride.

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Brian liked the name of this realty company.

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After another nice swim we were hungry! I whipped up some grub, we ate and then everyone took a nap.

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Played Upwords (I won) while we ate supper. Iris enjoyed score keeping for a while then wanted a new challenge.

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We had enjoyed some watermelon with our dinner so I put her in the ice chest to contain the mess and let her chomp away.

Brian put her in the sink for cleanup. She was one happy baby!

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We had popcorn and watched a movie that evening while Iris played and climbed all over us and the couch.

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Our final morning we enjoyed another early swim, breakfast and a shorted bike ride. Then we cleaned the cabin before leaving. Brian got to try out a water vacuum and did a good job tidying the place up.  We had a nice relaxing time of no schedule and minimal responsibility. Great to just be together and play for a bit. Thank you so much to my in-laws for the childcare and Katie for the animal care!


5 responses to “Getaway trip”

  1. Jack Paslay

    Liked Iris’s fingerwaving and your svelt figure after five babies.

  2. Anne

    Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  3. Rebekah Krause

    wow, what a great idea having the Iris eat the watermelon in the ice chest! =) Love seeing the pictures of your family. =)

  4. Lori

    Good thing Iris was there to help you document your trip :)

  5. Carol Cahill

    Nice getaway. I remember doing things like that and loved the cabins.

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