Monday, September 2, 2013


Labor Day weekend was lots of fun this year as we decided to do something fun and different than we usually do. We got up early that day, packed some snacks, coated ourselves in bug spray and sunscreen and headed down to the Red River to go canoeing...or as Brody calls it "kazooing".

We chose the 3-5 hour trip and figured it would take the entire 5 hours...or maybe 6. However, the kids (and I) did awesome for never really having canoed before. David was the expert and was the "captain." He sat in the back and steered and told me which side to paddle on. The kids also had paddles and they helped...ok, they smacked each other with the paddles, drug them along the water slowing us down, and dropped them in the water. But it was fine. They only asked twice how much longer we had on the river and they only had to pee once. We stopped a few times to get out, have a snack and skip rocks or just play in the water. 

The weather was perfect! Not too hot, and a gentle breeze blowing. We saw 13 turtles sunning on the logs and several fish swimming along. The canoe/kazoo didn't flip over at all (victory!) and we finished the trip in 3 hours. After that, we grabbed lunch at a local cafe by the river and headed home to rest, relax and get ready for a night of soccer for Chloe.

The perfect Labor Day!!!

row row row your boat

rope swinging area

boys having fun

Family Fun - Labor Day 2013

learning to skip rocks

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