Thursday, July 1, 2010


We love summer here. We are so very lucky to live 2 miles from my parents house on a lake. If it's sunny out, that's where we are.

Madeline is a total fish. She would live in the water if we let her. We frequently have to drag her out when it's time to go home. This is about as close as I can get to her without a boat :) She's in the purple, pink and white checked suit.

Myles is happy to troll around the sides of the lake looking for crayfish, and other creatures. He LOVES to fish, especially with Bryce or Uncle Mike.

Max is all over the place! He likes to ride his big wheels down the hill, terrifying his mother, he loves to kayak, and splash around in the shallow water.

Mason loves the pond. We were nervous about how he'd do in the lake since he still has trouble balancing. He loves to sit in a laundry basket placed in the shallow water and splash, and play. We've also found a floatation device that really works well with him, and he loves it. It's the closest thing to walking that he's able to do. I love seeing him in that position - upright :)


Julie & Patrick said...

How cool that this special place for your family is enjoyed by each of the kids in such different ways. Fun for all!!

We are still waiting weather that will allow us to even get the bathing suits out! I am looking at your pictures...the glimmer of the sun on the ripples in the lake and am longing for a bit-o-sunshine in the worst way :(


Laura said...

Looks so fun! All of your children are beautiful!

Peter and Nancy said...

I was thinking about you this week -- we spent the week at a lake in northern WI, and the smell of pine trees, water and sand reminded me of Maine (and your water-loving kids!). Everyone looks so wonderful -- I love the laundry basket solution. You're such a creative mom!

The Labontes said...

Laundry basket idea courtesy of the fabulous Emily, PT :) No creativity here :)


Traci said...

Very cool! Love to read your updates!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics of your precious children! Thanks for sharing.Glad you are enjoying your Summer.I just wish it didn't have to go so fast.