While I was in California with my mom and sister, my amazing husband took our three kids for a short vacation to our cabin. They enjoyed fishing, dirtbike rides, campfires, and lots of together time. Rob is such a fun dad. He is basically a kid at heart himself and is never constrained by being practical. He works extremely long hours, but when he's with the kids - he's "all in". If they ask him to explain something he gives them a detailed description of whatever he is trying to convey (sometimes it's a little overkill, but endearing all the same).
He's great at bribing them - he paid them each to help him around the house while I was gone. He had Josh doing laundry, the girls doing dishes, and they even made signs welcoming me home. In his defense, he was busy working on our master bathroom renovation. So, a couple days after I returned home, they spent two (!) hours at Wal-Mart picking out treats. Yeah, I can't imagine that either. at. all. They came home with a dart gun for Josh and zu-zu pets for each of the girls (if you don't know what that is, be thankful).
I tend to be a little too practical - but that's why we make great partners.
Here are some of the highlights from their trip away together -
Jean - I just found these pictures on our other camera and thought I'd share the updated pictures of the cabin addition.
Here is the staircase that Travis built - I really don't know how he knows how to do things like this - but he sure does have a gift.
This is Angie and Travis's bedroom [to be]. I think their "theme" is red and black.
Here is Nic and Jer's bedroom [to be]. Jeremy's grandfather just happened to have these gorgeous planed pieces of lumber "sitting around".....no, I'm not jealous, why do you ask?
This, sadly, is our bedroom [to be]. We don't have a theme, our ceiling boards are warped (and we're two short), but at least we have a bed and a piece of carpet!
A view of the staircase and the crooked tree we have growing in the middle of the cabin. You should have seen the guys pulling this log out of the woods and placing it in the middle of the just-framed cabin - it was scary - but I love the result! And, I think we're going to drape our bear rug over the log.
Lastly - some exciting news to share: Rob's younger sister, Angie and her husband Travis, welcomed their second child this morning. Welcome to the world Wesley John! We'll hopefully be meeting him tomorrow and I'll share pictures as soon as possible!