Friday, August 16, 2013

Adventures in the Treasure State

A couple busy summers have kept us from a visit to the family cabin in Swam Lake, MT. Cole and I were determined to make it happen this year.

The drive is long but the relaxing, fun and family time is always worth it. As an extra bonus, we were joined by several members of the extended family who hadn't seen Crew since he was about 6 months.

Crew was in love with the lake water, catching minnows, "flashing" anything with his mini flashlight, camping in the "little cabin" and of course, "mountain biking." Cole and I got to completely unplug (aided by the limited-to-no-cell-phone-reception situation), play, read and just enjoy each other.

Crew and my Cousin Carson enjoying the fruits of Huckleberry Days

Stand up paddleboarding, while kneeling, proved to be my favorite and my frequent activity of the weekend.

Minnow catching efforts

My dad relaxing with just one of five furry friends who joined us at the cabin

Crew and Cole working to get the loaner boat to work

My mom and Aunt Lori soaking some rays

Mid "mountain bike" ride for Crew

Cousin Caleb catching footballs off the dock

Our only family photo. :)

Late night games

Showing off the weekend project of extending the deck

Goodbyes and final thoughts for the cabin journal

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The baseball team

In July, we were able to have an awesome ultrasound and gender reveal for Lansford Baby 2. We were lucky enough to have a lot of our family in town to help us celebrate, along with a few of our favorite neighbors and friends.

To backtrack, I loved our ultrasound. Our tech spent so much time showing each part of our growing baby and it was really amazing to watch him/her move and breathe on the screen.

We decided to be surprised with our friends and family so we had to wait three more days before we knew the gender ourselves.

On Sunday, the gang joined us in a friendly silly string "fight" to reveal the gender of the baby. Verdict: BLUE!

Crew will be a big brother and we are excited to add to our little baseball team.

Lansford Gender Reveal from Maura Lansford on Vimeo.

Blue Silly String, its a Boy!

Really not sure about the whole silly string thing

Crew was terrified of the silly string

Ready to find out the gender

Knox had more fun cleaning the silly string than squirting it. Proof he is Nicole's Child, I guess.

My little sister Anne and I

Love these Ladies so much!