We spent this past weekend at our family cabin in northern MN. Some neighborhood friends (the Jacksons) came up and spent the weekend with us as well. It was a good relaxing time. The kids had fun together, and so did the adults. We did some boating, and a single fishing expedition, where Clayton was the only fruitful fisherman, and quite a bit of relaxing.
The weather was good (in the 70's), but not too sunny, which seemed to keep the bugs away. The first day was very windy. It was a bit eerie to watch the tops of the trees sway so much, especially paired with the large branches that were raining from the sky. Later in the weekend, we did have a bonfire complete with marshmallow roasting and s'more eating. Everyone enjoyed that. The older kids would run behind the cabin, write a quick song, then pop out to perform it for us. Oh fer cute!
Claire really had a thing for the Jackson's youngest, Ian. He's 4, and Claire had a mad crush on him. Just mentioning his name puts the biggest grin on her face.
I'm not sure when we'll make it up again, but we all had fun leaving the stresses of home behind us for a weekend.