we spent the entire day at the cabin. we went straight from pjs and breakfast to swimsuits and cold beverages on floaties. landon's dreams came true when our neighbor decided to take his plane out for a spin. he couldn't believe it could float on the water.
we were just as in awe when we realized some fish we'd had on the stringer suddenly disappeared. we knew something was in the water as we discovered remnants of fish guts and slashed scales floating near our dock. i was thinking the theme song from jaws but really it was just a ridiculously huge snapping turtle. and when i say huge, i mean, like, almost as big as emi. like, the kind that can rip fingers and toes off of your body. creepy.
when we were sure the monster was out of our midst, we gave the kids a green light to swim again. emi wanted to be like the girls and float around, basking in the sun and sipping iced tea. she was a natural bathing beauty, although she wasn't fond of her photo-fanatic mother ruining her sun time.
and, surprise, surprise...papa (that's what the kids call my dad) went fishing and came back with some breakfast for the next day. this time reeling in a bass and bluegill. landon was thrilled. again. this kid never got sick of our daily jaunts to the dock to see what papa had found on his trip in the boat.
and as the day was heading towards dusk, i happened to go check on a napping emi and fell upon the cutest picture ever. how on earth her pacifier stayed like that, i have not a clue.