Once again we made the trek up north for the fourth of July. The drive was longer than normal, but thanks to a portable dvd player and an Ipod, the girls did unusually well. Traffic was crazy. Talk about staycations. I think everyone stayed close to home and hit the closest lake.The girls played in the water for a long time every day. They absolutely love it. Phase 2 of their swimming lessons starts next week and I am sure they will love it.
The parade in Lake City is always a fun time. Although, Claire had a rough start this year. Lilly kept getting more candy and stuff. We had to encourage her to go for it and forget about what the candy was and if she could eat it (braces) and we would trade it around after it was all collected. She should have her braces off before school starts!
Uncle Gord, Aunt Marcia, Troy, Amanda and Lauren came for dinner and to watch the fireworks. Here are the cupcakes I made. They were really good!
I stocked up on glow in the dark stuff at the dollar store before we went up. I could find the girls in the pitch black and it gave them something to play with. Our neighbors had some really great fireworks. Good thing! The city changed the location of where they set them off and we missed a lot of the show. They were at the opposite end of the lake and it was not the best spot for us to see them.
Another great weekend in Northern Michigan. And for all of you parents out there, my kids are still there. They are having "vacation" with Papa and Mimi for the rest of the week. I know you are jealous. :)