Labor Day weekend 2017

We had a great, fun, and relaxing weekend at Joe’s parent’s cabin. There was great food and even better company all weekend long. Joe’s parent’s had their friends (the Hubmers) and their kids up for the weekend as well. It was a weekend of laughs and memories for sure.


I was home for the day so I soaked up some Liam snuggles. He insisted on touching my bare belly to “feel” the baby. I am hopeful he is starting to understand a little more about the baby in my belly but I am not sure he really gets it. Either way it was cute!


Then of course Liam wanted to play hockey. He told me he was going “nigh-nigh” on his hockey stick. What a goof-ball!


Then he found his stacking cups and played with those. He stacked them over and over again and then stacked them all up and put them away when he was done. What a big boy!

After nap Joe was home so we finished up packing and headed up to the cabin. As soon as we arrived Liam was ready to play.

We had to get a family picture in our Badger gear since there was a Badger football game that evening.


Kameryn and Luke wanted in on the picture too!


Uncle Patrick and his girlfriend Kat brought a bunch of nerf guns and even a nerf bow. Liam loved the bow!

Then it was time for Liam to go down for the night. We watched the Badger game and had dinner and then called it a night too.


Liam had a rough night. He was up most of the morning ready to play. So we were up earlier than normal. It was a gloomy and wet morning.

Joe was running in the 5K race they have every Labor Day weekend. His sister, Erin, his dad, Kat, and Reece (youngest boy of the Humber’s) all ran the race also. Everyone ran a really great race and Joe set a personal record for himself.

After the race we headed back to the cabin for breakfast and then over to the municipal airport to check out some airplanes. It was the “fly in” for the weekend so there were a few planes there and they also had a pancake breakfast (we skipped since we already ate).


The weather started to clear up a little later in the morning and the humidity had Liam’s hair in the cutest curls!


Marley had the right idea when the sun came out. Such a funny dog!

Then Joe, Liam and I took Kameryn to the fastest kid in town race. She wanted to run and has done it every year. She was excited! I stood with her at the starting line to get her started and Joe and Liam stood at the finish. She ran her little heart out and ended up taking 5th out of 15 in her age group.

After the race we celebrated with coffee and smoothies at the coffee shop.

Then it was back to the cabin to get Liam some lunch and down for a much needed nap (for all of us!). I took a short nap but it was just what I needed after that rough night.

Patrick and Kat had ran into town to get a puzzle and some books for themselves. They started working on that and I helped when I could.

Once Liam woke up from nap Joe, Liam, Marley and I went for a little walk with Liam’s bike. He loves that bike and helmet but it is not made for long walks.

We had yummy tacos/burritos for dinner. After Liam went down I helped more with the puzzle.

It was a relaxing evening again which was nice.


There was a beautiful sunrise on the lake Sunday morning. Liam had slept much better which was so nice. The weather was supposed to be beautiful for the day too so we were looking forward to that.


Joe and his mom went for a bike ride in the morning. Joe wanted to do the bike ride and run after. While he was gone I gave Liam breakfast and got him ready for the day. We decided to go for a walk to get our exercise in as well. On our walk we saw Joe bike in and then take off on his run. He decided to only do a mile so he caught up with us towards the halfway of our walk and walked with us back to the cabin.

When we got back Liam was ready to play outside. He loves swinging on a big swing now.

He joined his dad to relax in the hammock, but if you know Liam at all….relaxing is brief and we were on to the next thing!

Liam went down for nap and Joe and I were both able to enjoy some time outside in the sunshine. It was great to just relax. I also spent a little time working on the puzzle again. We were making progress but it was a lot of work.

Once Liam was up it was time to go back outside. We went to go throw rocks in the water. He liked that. There were also some shovels for digging and he really liked that.

He decided he wanted to get in the water with “Bumpa.” He liked it at first but once he went a little deeper he was done.

Then everyone except me, Liam, and Luke played a nylon bowling game where you put the nylons on your head with a softball in them and try to knock over the water bottles. I didn’t have my phone on me to take pictures but it was quite the site!

We gave Liam dinner after that and let him play just a little more before putting him to bed. We all had a late dinner that evening. Patrick, Kat and I spent more time working on the puzzle also. We were getting close but couldn’t quite get it done that night before heading to bed.


Liam slept in and I was even able to sneak out of the room without him waking up. Score! I started working more on the puzzle while it was quiet.

It was a pretty uneventful morning. Liam and Joe watched a movie while Patrick, Kat, Joe’s dad, and I finished up the puzzle. We actually got it done! 1000 piece puzzle complete!


We decided we want to head home before lunch so we got all packed up and hit the road. Liam ended up falling asleep for the drive so nap time was postponed for the day. We did lay him down for a later nap but he never fell asleep.

We decided to go get some sweet corn for dinner and stop by my parent’s house on the way. My nephew Judah was there so the boys played for a little while.


Then it was home for a relaxing evening of dinner, play time with Liam, bath time, and movie time.

We had a wonderful long weekend. It was nice to get away from the house and just relax instead continuing with my super crazy nesting! Hope you had a great weekend too and enjoy your short work week ahead!


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