Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Butterflies & Balloon Animals

We left on Friday looking forward to a weekend vacation at my parents' cabin. On the drive up we encountered a much appreciated rain storm. The 60 degree weather was heaven! We got to the cabin just in time for some BBQing. A little rain didn't deter the men from getting that grill started. Some burgers and hot dogs (and of course a veggie burger for the bicycle man) and we were happy. Chocolate chip cookies and a fire ended a great day.

Saturday morning, half of our crew headed to the lake for some fishing. Max's first fishing experience and, from what I hear, he is hooked. He got so excited catching his first fish that he fell backwards in the boat, breaking off the end of his pole! The rest of us hiked down the road to the fire station for the Blue Ridge arts and crafts fair. The little ones had fun painting paper butterflies and the fire captain, dressed as a clown, entertained the kids with his balloon animals. Calvin had to dig deep for the courage to ask for green balloon dog (he hates clowns, but really hates balloons popping!).

We spent the rest of the day relaxing, riding the 4-wheeler, exploring the forest, and feeding our new squirrel.

Holiday weekend...a success.


Katie said...

Looks like a FUN weekend! It's so nice to have a cabin to get out of the heat!!

Keli said...

Hey! I love your posts. I know I don't comment nearly enough, but I'm reading, really, I am!

I have a couple of questions for you, though, so if you could email me, I would appreciate it!

keli dot clayton at gmail dot com

Davis Family Ü said...

How fun! Glad you are getting out of the heat...