After we left our campsite, Poppa drove the motorhome to Gramma's and we got to live there for two nights. Yet another wonderful place in this world.
We had a blast visiting with so many cousins and friends. Really fantastic to see all of them.
For the boys is was all about the BEACH, WATER & FISHING.
For the Man is was all about those things + family + friends + absorbing enough of it to last a year.
For M.E. is was about taking pictures.
First thing on the 3rd, the boys headed out for fishing on the dock.
Its hard to tell who loved fishing more Buddy, LG or Babe.
Look how calm the bay was. Ahh!
Lovely Gramma and Uncle Tom.
The morning of the 4th, the Man when to the fireworks stand. He still hasn't told M.E. how much he spent and I'm nervous to even check, but we had a great assortment of little stuff for LG, Buddy and D to play with plus some big ones. They especially loved it when the tide was out and there was little danger of setting the place on fire.
As always the parade was the highlight of the 4th. Here's D and Babe are waiting patiently for candy.
And as last year, LG was asked to help carry the marching band banner with our little buddy PF. Well, at first LG said no, but as the band warmed up and the time drew nearer, he headed over there and introduced himself and said he was carrying the banner.
I know this because when I went to check on him and make sure his plan, the gentlemen he talked to, knew his name, my name, that we were from Oklahoma and everything. Ah, that LG.
On the 4th, all the kiddos fished and fished. I'm not sure how many bullheads they caught. Buddy says it was upwards of 70. Hmm. not sure about that.
When they got bored with fishing they decided to take the cold water challenge. And swim from the dock to the buoy. Buddy was the last to take the plunge. The water was like 55 degrees.
This is a buoy that the neighbors boat docks to...
its very buoyant...
And when you get 5 kids wiggling and jumping around, it turns over, throwing all of them in the water.
It was so funny. LG had on a lifejacket and about a moment underwater pops right up with a smile on his face and paddles right up to the beach. Buddy emerges terrified. I had to yell several time for him to just stand up. It was only waist deep. hahaha.
A memory they will never forget and that's what its all about.
Before the hours of fireworks all up and down the beach, a beautiful sunset.
Morning after - eating waffles on the beach.
What another wonderful 4th of July on Samish Island.