Daily Photo: Hemlocks Vacation (Week 2)

Our continuing lake adventures… Week 2 begins!

Tamsin was very excited to test out the little tractor

Tamsin was very excited to test out the little tractor

And cousin Ethan (and Alex and Emma) joined us for the week

And cousin Ethan (and Alex and Emma) joined us for the week

But we were even more excited to have Daddy back!

But we were even more excited to have Daddy back!

Everyone went up the hill for some more blueberry picking

Everyone went up the hill for some more blueberry picking

Which some of us loved more than we let on

Which some of us loved more than we let on

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Justin spent an afternoon flying his kite with Granddad

Justin spent an afternoon flying his kite with Granddad

And there was always plenty of hammock time for all!

And there was always plenty of hammock time for all!

Justin, as always, spent a lot of time driving tractors

Justin, as always, spent a lot of time driving tractors

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And Tamsin got to ride them for the first time - she loved it!

And Tamsin got to ride them for the first time – she loved it!

Justin also beat everyone at Settlers of Catan...

Justin also beat everyone at Settlers of Catan…

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There were even a few quiet moments squeezed in between all that fun!

There were even a few quiet moments squeezed in between all that fun!

Daily Photo: Hemlocks Vacation (Week 1)

We’re back from two weeks at the lake (for 3 of us, anyway – Chad had to work the first week…)

We jumped right in to our vacation

We jumped right in to our vacation

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Went for a paddle down the lake

Went for a paddle down the lake

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And enjoyed a little photo shoot on the dock

And enjoyed a little photo shoot on the dock

Day two started with breakfast on the dining porch

Day two started with breakfast on the dining porch

And a taste of the ground cover

And a taste of the ground cover

Followed by a brief stay in baby jail

Followed by a brief stay in baby jail (ok, ok, it was for safety reasons while the grownups built a bunk bed)

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More swimming!

More swimming!

And rock sampling

And rock sampling

Ending with an impromptu dance on the dock

Ending with an impromptu dance on the dock at sunset

Violet (and family) came, and sang selections from The Sound of Music

Violet (and family) came, and sang selections from The Sound of Music

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And watched waves crash!

And watched waves crash!

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Brian and Hazel also enjoyed the dock

Brian and Hazel also enjoyed the dock

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Hammock time, blueberry picking and duck watching rounded out the week.

Hammock time, blueberry picking and duck watching rounded out the week.

Bonus: End-of-school Storyland trip!

To celebrate the end of the school year, we spent a day at Storyland – a theme park in Glen, NH. The threat of rain kept the crowds away and we got a full day in before the storms rolled in. A great day for all!

Bamboo Chutes flume ride

Bamboo Chutes flume ride

At the top of the drop

At the top of the drop

Watching Justin and Daddy splash down

Watching Justin and Daddy splash down

Dr. Geyser's Remarkable Raft Ride

Dr. Geyser’s Remarkable Raft Ride

Splash pad fun

Splash pad fun

Getting very very wet

Getting very very wet

Dig-M-Deeper digging

Dig-M-Deeper digging

Up in the Crazy Barn

Up in the Crazy Barn

Loving the Great Balloon Chase ferris wheel

Loving the Great Balloon Chase ferris wheel

What? The ride's over!?

What? The ride’s over!?

Panning for gemstones

Panning for gemstones