Monday, July 14, 2014

Pack, unpack, pack again

Happy belated 4th of July! 

We stayed in Sheboygan for the 4th of July parade and fireworks. Liam loved the fireworks. Chloe, not so much. We then headed up north to our cabin on Saturday to celebrate with family. We participated in the Annual Richter Lake Pontoon Boat Parade, had some campfires, rode on the 4-wheelers, played with the kids, and ate way too much. 

We arrived back home on Wednesday and unpacked our stuff for two days. Then packed up again and headed to Matt's parents' house this past Saturday and Sunday. Matt's mom made a delicious dinner, we watched a movie and then attended a family reunion on Sunday. 

Here are a few quick photos of things that made me smile:

Liam saying "mmmm" "mmmm" "mmmm" while eating sorbet at our favorite
local ice cream shop, South Pier Parlor.

Seeing the coolest VW camper van in the 4th of July parade.
Matt and I are bound and determined to own one of these some day :)

Liam taking in the sights and sounds of the parade.

A four-hour ride to our cabin, which was much more enjoyable with my niece Caroline
along for the ride. She sat in the back with Liam and Chloe and was a huge help. Thank you C!

Our sweet Chloe sticking her tongue out.

Liam squirting water into the lake, over and over and over again. This little
boy loves the outdoors so much. I'm glad he enjoys being at our cabin and doesn't
mind running around in just a shirt.

Liam getting sleepy and then dozing off on me. He rarely sleeps in my arms anymore,
so I'm going to enjoy any chance I can get with this little man.

No explanation for why this made me smile :)

The kiddos' feet. I love em.

A ten minute break by the lake at the cabin (while the kids were napping/before it started to rain/before the bugs decided to try and eat me as their afternoon snack). 
It's not an appropriate trip to the cabin unless you have a bloody mary (or two or three).

Two loaves of bread that I made in one day :)
A homemade banana bread and flax beer bread.

Liam enjoying a lemonade pop that he made with his Nana.

Chloe being held by her 96 year-old Great Grandma Bremser at the family
reunion this past weekend. Priceless.


  1. Love! cute pictures that made you smile :) and I agree…that is the coolest VW van ever. Can't wait until you get one and take an out West road trip!