Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July & Canada Day...

The two central themes of the long weekend were water and nakedness -- on Maeve's part, not mine... just to be clear. What a fantastic weekend. It was sunny, warm, and fun. We spent the long weekend with various friends and it just felt carefree. So carefree that Maeve decided that clothes were, in fact, optional. Ha.

Friday we celebrated Canada Day by wearing our red and white and enjoyed a quiet day at home and at the zoo, and then I had a rare night out with the girls and a movie in the theaters. That in of itself was great fun. Then Maeve and I loaded the car on Saturday morning and jumped on a ferry to begin our weekend adventure... we spent half the day with Steph, Karl, Anna, and Peter at their cabin on the beach. I'm not sure there could've been a better place to be... check out their backyard:

Ahhhh.... the Pacific Northwest at its finest.


Whaoo Hooo... says Maeve and proceeds to immediately peel off all her clothes.


Nude nudies!!! Could there be more polar opposite pigmentation going on in this photo?


Bubbles, pool time, and a picnic lunch... what could be better?


Next on the agenda was heading north to Bellingham to spend time with other great friends. We hadn't gotten away in a while, and aside from some very early mornings and some difficulties in getting a certain 2 year old to sleep, it was a success! Thanks Cj, Lance, Pax, and Beckett for letting us crash with you guys and playing with us all weekend...


Our first strawberry picking experience... I believe there were more in Maeve's tummy than in our bucket. Sounds about right...


Maeve and Beckett sharing a laugh...


Hugs all 'round...


Cowboy Pax enjoying his fares...


Eye protection necessary for bath time...

Mark, Misha, Daphne, and Fiona once again hosted their annual 4th of July gathering at their beautiful house. It was so great to catch up with all our peeps and watch the kids play. But, because there was a source for getting wet and swimming involved, Maeve found it necessary to strip down once again...


"oh hey guys... whatcha doin?"


"cheese"


Kiddy pool fun...


Party foul Maeve... why exactly do you think they're dumping the water out of the pool? Umm... Sorry again Lance. Ha


It couldn't have been a better day for lounging with friends...


Great times had by all.... (and look -- Maeve's even wearing clothes here!)

1 comment:

April said...

I literally laughed out loud when I saw the picture of the guys dumping the pool water out.