Labor Day Weekend

For Labor Day weekend Danny, the kids and I went up to Sandpoint to the cabin. Ahhhhh the cabin is wonderful. What made it even more wonderful this time?

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Kye was there.

Well, Kye and his grandparents (Ed and Sandy) and his parents (Blake and Donavon) and his uncle (Jake) and Grandma Cheri and Grandpa Gary. That all made it much more wonderful. What’s double wonderful? Maria and Kye are both missing teeth. That might not be wonderful to some, but to a couple of 5-6 year olds….it’s awesome.

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Kye is a really REALLY great boy. Super sweet, fun, and he and Maria play so well together. It makes going up to the cabin a blast.

Know what else makes going up to the cabin a blast? The awesome food we eat up there.

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[chicken, tilapia, and jalepeno peppers on the grill]

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Everyone loves the food, even Jamie.

We were in charge of Saturday lunch and we made fish and chicken tacos with all the fixings.

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And for dessert, we swiped my mom’s ice cream machine and made homemade ice cream. OHHHHH my delicious.

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Making ice cream sometimes involves lots of whisking. Which is okay because I’m an excellent whisker. You all need to refer to my post about mousse.

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We made Oreo Mint, Chocolate and Peanut Butter (with Reeses, duh), Raspberry Sorbet and Beer Sorbet. So good.

Cheri made Cuban pork one night (pork rolled up with swiss cheese, pickles, dijon mustard and cilantro). They all claim it was delicioso…but I am not a pork eater unless it’s bacon or sausage (yes, I know, weird and doesn’t make sense) so I didn’t eat it. BUT the chicken I had was super good, too. For breakfast one day, Sandy made biscuits and gravy. I love gravy.

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Alice, apparently, love biscuits.

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Sandy also made flank steak, potatoes, and a summer salad one night and Blake made quiche for breakfast one morning. We ate well in Sandpoint.

Jamie wasn’t feeling well, poor guy.

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He spent a lot of time indoors watching TV. He was SUPER stuffed up and cough-y and was having a hard time. He was a little sassy and naughty, and I think he was all of that just because he didn’t feel well. So on Saturday, the babies and Danny and I went into town while Maria stayed behind with Kye.

We skated a bit.

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And then we had lunch with Lonnie and Katie at the Loading Dock in town, did a little shopping (scored a pair of Toms for Alice and a couple shirts for myself) and then went back to the cabin where the big kids were just getting ready to learn to ski.

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Kye went first. And it didn’t end well. He got a mouth/face full of water and he was done.

Maria, looking on, was nervous.

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But Ed helped her in the water and helped her get going.

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Also did not end well. But Grandpa Gary and Charlotte were entertained.

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Alice just watched, also a little nervous for Ria and Kye.

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She was getting awfully sleepy, so I took her and Charlotte in the house.

Charlotte fell asleep right away.

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And when I came back downstairs after putting her down, Alice was on the couch.

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Which was perfect because then I got to go outside and watch the big kids fish.

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Nice.

 

And on Saturday afternoon, my camera battery died.  I didn’t get any pictures of Danny wakeskating or anything else.  But imagine awesome fun things and you’ll get a good feel for what the rest of the weekend was like.

The cabin was great and I hope we can all go up there again next summer. We are so lucky that Gary and Cheri and Ed and Sandy share their home with us and are so thankful. I know that when my kids are older and think about their summers growing up, going up to the cabin will be a few of their favorite memories.

Mine, too.

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