My sister, my cousin & I all have August birthdays & it's been a tradition since childhood to sort of celebrate them together. When we were little this meant going to Como Park with the fam for a picnic, or having a birthday 'party' while all camping together - but as we've gotten older it means Girls' Weekend. Leaving the 6 kids between us (all 4 or under) behind, meeting up somewhere fun, playing games, doing puzzles, drinking wine, eating good food, and most importantly, sleeping. My Mom & Aunt are always ridiculous spot-on with gifts & it's just an awesome time.
I leave you with a few photos of our weekend.
As you can see we're party animals. My cousin & aunt did go kayaking on Saturday afternoon. I was tempted to join them, but decided the peace & quiet of the cabin, my book, knitting & puzzle-doing with my sister was too much to pass up. It was very relaxing. The weekend went FAR too fast.