Monday, July 9, 2012

4th of July

We moan and complain about the weather often, but legitimate whining can only happen after the 4th of July, because that is when summer starts here in the Pacific Northwest.  And, happy days, summer arrived exactly on the 4th.  

We spent the day on Whidbey Island, so we hopped a morning ferry to start in on the fun... 


 We spent the day with Steph and Karl at their cabin...


 The kids... mine being sassy and holding a bag of chips she found...


Massive fruit intake to counteract Maeve's massive chip intake that day... 


Maeve even got to fly her kite... 


People show their patriotism a little louder south of the border... but, hey, we were game.  Although we did have to stop by Dan and Annie's cabin to replace their tattered Canadian windsock.  It seemed only appropriate on the 4th of July.  :-)


Maeve and Peter even participated in the local parade... 


They were even throwing out candy to the crowds... while eating their own, of course. 


Slip and slide action... and trying to soak mommy with the hose. 


We rounded off the evening with authentic foil dinners.  Steph and I were counselors together back in the day, and we'd make these all the time with our campers.  Now the next generation is benefitting from our expertise.  ha ha. 


A great great day.

2 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

What's in a foil dinner? We are not big campers anymore, but we love a good beach fire, and your foil dinner idea sounds like fun.

shauna said...

Karen -- you can put whatever you want, but we put sausage, onion, potatoes, and carrots... then you add any and all the condiments you want. BBQ sauce is a standing favorite.