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Up the Creek

Some of the best moments at the cabin revolve around hiking in and around the creek.

There was a time when this kiddo wouldn’t look into a camera lens. He makes me so proud and so frustrated and so happy and so mad…. he is just like his siblings.


For some reason this hike was the hike that everyone decided they would jump the creek as many times as possible.


This is definitely one of those times that, if you can’t beat them… join them! If you don’t, you get stuck on the wrong side of the creek.

And then we spent over an hour helping Papa break the beaver dam.

Everyone was in on the fun.

And then it was time to head back to the cabin because the only thing that can get the kids to leave the creek is their hungry, grumbling tummys.

Many Many more photos here. I didn’t bother editing them. Sorry.

Roger. Over and Out.

My parents have walkie-talkies at the cabin for safety. When one goes hiking alone, they take a walkie-talkie. Most of the time the other one remembers to turn on the remaining walkie-talkie.

The boys see walkie talkies and think nothing of safety. It won’t be long before they are speaking in secret codes over radio waves.

Add Papa and Dad driving four wheelers, and well, the boys were pretty much in heaven.

kurrrcht “Michael, can you hear me?” kurrrcht 

kurrrcht  “Yes! Papa do you hear Patrick? Michael you have to take your finger off the button to hear him talk again. Like this? No the button you are holding? This …?” kurrrcht 

kurrrcht “Michael can you hear me? Are you ready? Patrick let go of the button. I know Dad!” kurrrcht 

kurrrcht “You have to let go so I can talk Patrick….   …..  ….oops!” kurrrcht 

kurrrcht “Can you hear me? FOLLOW US MICHAEL! GO DAD GO!” kurrrcht 


more photos here


Two Wheeler

Patrick lost half his wheels on his bike last night.

He was a little worried.

But with the encouragement of his Big Bro and Little Sis, he rocked it!

A little coaching from Dad and he was ready to go.

He did really well.

Within minutes he was on his own.

We were all so so proud.

Steering was his only challenge. He is a bit of an over-correcter but he will be a pro in no time. He only ran into one junction box in the neighbor’s yard.

Such a big kid!

He has come a long way since his time on his little Crocodile bike. He hated riding bike. More proof of that hate here!

But last night he rocked it! You might want to watch the video at half volume or on mute. It was windy and I was cheering pretty loud!