The Watershed, a wonderful forest preserve was definitely on our list!
Complete with beautiful clover crowns for the girls
Friendship Park - what a fun place!
Blueberries made even more delicious because we picked them ourselves! The nicest thing was that it was a "cooler" day - and of course we went early! Everyone got their fill - I mean, they FILLED their buckets, nothing else of course!
Wow! I caught TWO kiddos filling their buckets with blueberries!!
The littlest member of our gang, 16 month old Enoch. He was a huge help at the blueberry patch, filling his bucket!
A quiet moment - and a relatively safe place for Ada to do her handwork!
We ate outside in Mike and Kris' beautiful garden - until today. No one was too enthusiastic to go outside in the 100 degree weather today! So we spread a cloth on the living room floor for our picnic.
Strawberry/blueberry cobbler and ice cream. Yum!
The drive in movie was a huge highlight! I made it through most of the first movie - it's been hot during the day, but whew! It got cold that evening! I came home with Ken and Esme after the first movie - their girlies were pretty worn out by 10:30 PM! Not to mention the adults! The rest of the gang made it - well, most of them made it through the second movie.
Mikey later asked his mom, "Why did we come home before the movie was over?" Well, they didn't - he just didn't quite make it through!!
Lake Michigan! We've had beautiful days for swimming!
Drum roll.....The competition begins!
Toria and Del creating...
Clara and Elia's creation...
Toria and Del's finished creation...
Ada and Josie's creation...
The winners! And yes, we brought the trophy home with us!
I have at least a thousand more pictures if you're interested! There's just SO MUCH to take pictures of - and we're creating some very fun memories! The cousins are having a blast together!
I didn't get a picture of the 8 beautiful feet that have been to the beauty shop just around the corner from Kris' house for their pedicures! Did you want to see those? Two more feet - Bethie's turn when she is here next week! My birthday treat to my four beautiful daughters - and of course I treated me too!