Tuesday, July 6, 2010
What a great weekend we had for the 4th of July holiday! It was hot so the perfect place to be was at the lake which was a bit cooler then in town. It was hotter then usual there but when you can jump into the cool lake you don't seem to mind it as much.
We had a crowd in for the 4th and there was so much food I could hardly fit it all in the refrigerator. Everyone brought things plus I made stuff to serve too. Everything tastes so much better at the lake, I did try to be good but a few things called my name........... My DIL's mother makes brownies with chocolate/peanut butter frosting that is to die for and my DIL makes a spicy chicken dip that has lots of good stuff in it, the main ingredient besides the chicken is cream cheese! I have never met a food that I didn't like with cream cheese on it or in it! :o)
I broke a long tradition of mine this weekend. Many years ago I went out on a tube and was thrashed all over the lake by the driver of the boat, that person would have been the Hubs, and swore I would never get on one again........ Well, never say never plus the tubes are much improved now and you can sit in them instead of laying on the top of them so with the Grands urging I hopped in. Well 'hopped' isn't quite the right term, it wasn't graceful as we were out in the middle of the lake but I did manage to get in. Getting out was another whole story in itself but you will lose sleep over it if I go into detail so I will spare you! :o)
Notice at this point I am smiling. We haven't moved yet....
NOT SMILING! Kids think it is hilarious!
Getting brave again.
How do you like the hair do?!!
The kids were much better at this then me and kept wanting to go faster but Grampy kept it at a safe speed. When they have their thumbs up they want to go faster, you will not see my thumbs up in any pictures!
Now it wouldn't be the 4th without some ribs.
And ribs are meant to be eaten with your fingers.
Love this picture of Funsize! Hi B!
One place the kids like to go is the rock slide. It is a place a couple miles up in the woods on an old dirt road mostly used now for snowmobiles and ATV's but you can get up there with 4 wheel drive. The rocks are very smooth, probably from so many years of little be-hineys going down over them........ It is a beautiful spot and rather unique for our neck of the woods.
You land is this shallow pool of water.
We had a wonderful weekend to say the least but our thoughts and prayers were with a family close by that had just lost their son in the war a few days before. We had the flag at half mast as the Governor instructed, it was the least we could do. God bless those that give the ultimate sacrifice for their country!
Posted by Midlife Mom at 8:44 PM