We spent our Fourth of July at the lake place. And unlike our last trip, no one ended up in the emergency room at the end of the day. Having B on crutches for the day made things a little more challenging, but we managed. He was still able to man the grill and turn out enough hamburgers and hot dogs to feed a small army.
The kids swam and swam until they turned blue, warmed up in the sun, and then swam some more. The lake traffic died down enough at the end of the day that B put the boat in and pulled the kids behind the boat on the tube. We finished off the day with sparklers and bottle rockets and lots of noise.
Today I'm dealing with tired, cranky kids. But that just means everyone will be taking naps this afternoon, myself included.
And now some pictures, in no particular order.
Elizabeth fell asleep in my lap while we were sitting on the diving board watching B pull the kids in the inner tube. I managed to get her onto a blanket without waking her up. She slept for almost two hours in the shade.
Watching the bottle rockets go off. They aren't as spectacular when it's still light out.
The scurvy pirate crew in the boat.
Elizabeth loves being at the lake. I got her in the lake once, which she did not like. She spent the rest of the time splashing in the wading pool on the dock.
For the first time, Campbell got in the lake. He spent the day climbing up and down the ladder on the dock and splashing. I took him swimming once in the lake, which he wasn't so sure about. I think we'll have him swimming with me by the end of the summer.