July 4, 2016 | As with most years, 4th of July is spent at the lake with our family! Fireworks aren’t illegal like they are at home, and I figured this year E would be all excited about them…not to mention we could push her bedtime a little bit. We arrive to find her “cousins” (2nd cousins? We aren’t sure) already having some fun with smoke bombs. Surely E would follow their lead and run through the smoke too? Not so much…ha!
But at least when there are other kiddos around, you can paint Grandma’s birdhouses with water, and play chase all around the deck! This was also E’s introduction to Do-A-Dots, which I immediately ordered on Amazon via my phone… 🙂
Before we knew it we were packing up EVERYTHING (seriously, do we need all that stuff) to see the marina display! This would be E’s first big fireworks show, so we had the ear protection just in case. Both Jamie and I came prepared with all sorts of glowy-blinky stuff that the girls went nuts over. And while I was pushing my camera’s ISO to the max trying to capture their fun K was attempting to Snapchat the craziness. Thanks to Susan for snapping a couple of pics of our family!
The cousins started their journey home after the fireworks, and we all crashed pretty hard that night. The next day brought clouds & a sleeping house — which means we have to take E out to avoid waking people up! Why not check out the park and local bridge? Cell-photos here.
Then during nap, we had the super-un-fun job of cleaning the boat! Afterward we discovered that the slip was broken, so ultimately left it in the shed. BOO!
There are no photos of this happening, but post-nap E was painting with water, tripped over her bowl, and fell face-first into Grandma’s iron bird feeder. It was a doozy — blood everywhere, but Susan gave her a quick check-up and some ice. I do have some photos of the fat lip though!
That night there were a few more fireworks to set off, including K’s favorite the tiara 🙂
And what trip to the lake is complete without some swimming. We were so happy that our last day the sun came out and it was actually warm enough to swim. This Summer E really progressed on the swimming-front, and of course doesn’t want any of your help… 🙂 She even yelled at me from the water “I’m swimming!” and kept pretending to be Dory with Grandma. I’m so thrilled that she loves the water!
PHEW — I made it through all of the images! This was a big/long post that I’ve been avoiding, and now that it’s done I can get through and caught up to September… 🙂