Everyone in our family, except Dad, headed up to Forrest, Illinois for the fourth this year. It’s become something of a tradition, and a sort of family reunion – we always have a picnic at the park, and do games and stuff at Grandma’s house afterwards. This year was no exception – although it rained all day on the fourth, we braved the wet-ness and had lunch in the enclosed pavilion at the park, even venturing to do a cherry seed spitting contest! Here are some pictures from the trip.
Andy got to judge the adults’ cherry seed spitting contest – and here I am, trying to get Aunt Kiersten to explain how in the world one spits a cherry seed. I never did figure it out. :) See? Here’s Grandpa doing it – he actually did a pretty good job!
Aww, look at how cute they are! Nick and Ben, my cousins from Dubia. They made the weekend quite fun – I think in this photo, they were showing me what they did when Abby was reading The Odyssey to them the night before. lol.