August 14, 2007

Up North & The Teenie Bikini




30 summers ago, my parents bought a cottage on Lake Mitchell in Cadillac, Michigan. From the time I was 3 years old I have been lucky enough to spend my summers up there. In fact, we used to head up there Memorial Day weekend and not return until Labor Day. This past weekend, we took the Triplets there. It was our first trip away from home with the trio, and it my first time out of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area in over 8 months! The babies behaved fantastically for almost the entire weekend. The drive up was relatively peaceful, they slept fairly well the whole time, and they really seemed to enjoy being outdoors. We took them for a ride out on the pontoon and I let each of them sit up on my lap while I drove the boat across the historically shallow lakes. It is so weird to think that 30 years ago I was doing the same thing with my Dad. We had a lot of anxious hands up there to help us out (special thanks to Mackenzie Davis for helping us feed). All in all it was a great weekend until the drive home. We had about 10 minutes of the 3 1/2 hour drive that were not filled with screaming and crying that was all instigated by Lukas. Still, it was worth it.

4 comments:

Kevin said...

atta boy lukas! way to stir them up you monkey!

Hanselman Family said...

Oh the history & memories of Lake Mitchell! And now for your three to start building theirs!!

Just remember the teen years and the history & memories our parent's didn’t know about!

Anonymous said...

We wondered how that carefully orchestrated trip home was going to work. Mackenzie had the time of her life helping to feed Gabby! She is counting the days till Labor Day weekend - now you can't back out. A good set of ear plugs is a big help! We all enjoyed meeting those beautiful babies! The Davis Family

Anonymous said...

Oops, it's GabbIE. The little girl on the other side of the cottage is with a "y". Lisa D.