Mops and Pops decided that they would rent a house there instead of at the beach this year, but they weren't sure if it would be quite as fun. The verdict? Totally a great idea.
Our trip to the lake was, honestly, everything a trip to the lake should be. No schedule, leisurely meals around the kitchen table, mid-morning boat adventures, float time in the pool... we were all perfectly relaxed. We only wished for a little more time!
The house was also well appointed with outdoor recreation. Phoebe's favorite way to spend time away from the pool was, quite surprisingly, the putting green. She loved golfing around with her Daddy!
She really loved chasing after the balls, dragging the putter around, and being almost naked outdoors for an extended period of time. (I'm particularly fond of her swim diaper wedgie in the last picture.) There is something really wonderful about a little one freely having fun in the summer, isn't there?
On an unrelated note, I wanted to also update about Michael. We went back to the doctor today, and he ended up referring us to a specialist. His swelling had spread this morning, and his pain had greatly increased through the night. The specialist was able to diagnose a staph infection (not the scary, MRSA kind of staph) that was, fortunately, caught in the early stages. A drug cocktail and a steroid shot later, he's feeling noticeably better. We're certainly praising the Lord for healing, and are especially thankful that this particular variety of staph isn't dangerous to any of us girls. I'm sure that Michael's going to give a full update when he's feeling up to it.