It has come a tradition to spent Labor Day weekend at Grammy & Poppy's in Wisconsin. We had good weather - we went to a craft show, let the boys "shop" at a few garage sales, played outside and in Poppy's garage, collected golf balls that strayed from the course just beyond Grammy & Poppy's yard, celebrated Grammy's birthday and went swimming at Cow Beach - a private beach owned by friends of the family who are super generous and let us come play.
My boys are early risers and eventually wake the girls sleeping across the hall. We try to let the other adults sleep in a little so they would start the mornings playing games and watching things on the iPad all the while saying - "Is it time to go upstairs yet?"
One of the favorites is the big breakfasts prepared each morning. Auntie Kerry selected two helpers each morning. Here Caroline and Peyton get busy in the kitchen.
The fire department was at the craft fair and everyone got to climb on the truck - Auntie Kerry helped Brett get into the driver's seat.
Poppy helping Jackson & Peyton check out the back of the truck.
Auntie Nancy helped Brett hop on a tractor in someone's yard when we stopped for a garage sale.
The kids helping Grammy celebrate her birthday.
Auntie Nancy gets a thank you kiss from Grammy.
Grammy & Poppy hanging with Brett at Cow Beach.
Auntie Kerry spent the day helping the kids build a sand castle and moat.
Brett hauling sand for the castle.
Jackson & Peyton bury Sophie in sand. I don't have pictures as I was the catcher in the water, but all the kids took turns jumping off the pier without water wings - a long way from barely jumping at all around Memorial Day.
Peyton on the cow.