S: Cape Cod 2011
FC: Cape Cod Summer 2011
1: This is the cottage on Lake Mashpee where we spend time in the summers. All four cousins, Allison, Andrew, Sophia and Ben, their parents and Beppe all have some wonderful times there!
2: The cousins all spend time fishing at the dock. They use fishing poles or nets.
3: Our little Sunfish sailboat was a great way to get around on Lake Mashpee. All the cousins sailed and Andrew even had the memorable experience of capsizing. He even admitted, "It was fun!"
4: A special part of each day was eating meals together. It was fun to sit down and eat and talk about the day together. Sometimes our neighbor, Ellen, joined us for dinner too!
5: We spent some time beach combing. We kept our favorites for a while, then let them go again.
6: Look at all the neat creatures we found!
7: The crab we found had lots of eggs ready to lay! We also found lots of sea stars of all different sizes.
8: We made a zoo using our stuffed animals. | We invited Ellen over to see our zoo.
9: There was a small beach across Lake Mashpee from our cottage. We went in the motor boat with our buckets and shovels, chairs and towels and enjoyed playing in the sand and in the water. We also ate snacks there.
10: We learned to kayak using the small wave kayaks. Everyone learned to paddle but Andrew preferred to ride with Sophia.
13: The small motor boat was our favorite way to get across the lake. | Sometimes the kids took turns driving the boat.
14: We had fun using a small surfboard behind the motor boat. Each one of the cousins got a turn being dragged behind the boat. It was really fun!
16: We made a pulley with ropes and buckets. Let's see what happens. | Playing around on the dock kept everyone busy.
17: We caught a lot of small catfish using the nets and buckets. | Here's what the baby catfish look like.
18: Sometimes we played inside. We watched movies in the evening before bed. We also played with Play-Doh, made scrapbooks and used the computer and iPhone.
19: One day it rained and we went to a mall. We ate pizza and went to a jumpy house place.
20: In the last few days Allison and Andrew played with the surfboard. Beppe also took them across the lake on a big kayak big enough for three! It was a wonderful, calm day and we looked at boats and touched all the buoys along the way!
21: It was a wonderful time at Lake Mashpee! All the cousins enjoyed good times together and we hope to spend many more summers there together!