Went we got up here we had a tour of my Dad and Donna's new house. They're building a timber frame house on a piece of severed property that Donna and her brother inherited from her parents. Her family cottage is on the remaining piece of property. That's where we're staying.
The cottage always smells like woodfire, which is awesome.
After our house tour yesterday, we walked across the bay on the ice to the cottage and settled in. After supper we took another walk on the lake.
This morning the kids were outside playing by 8:30. We made a fire outside and walked over the ice to visit the men ice-fishing a ways away. We pulled the kids across on toboggans. Bentley, my dad's dog, rolled in dead Pike. So nasty. When we got back we pulled out the roaster sticks, hot dogs and toppings and roasted our lunch by the fire. Marshmallows followed. Emily wanted to check out a small hole in the ice where Donna was checking the ice thickness but never actually made it to the main water level. There was in fact water in the hole though (see where this is going). She ended up knee deep in the hole when she decided to touch her toe to the water and lost her balance. No joke, that's the third pair of pants today.
I'm loving it up here. We're outside a lot so far. I hope to catch a nap this afternoon and put a hot water bottle on my belly which is not happy at the moment. Aside from that, this is a great first March Break for Emily.