Monday, July 6, 2009

Fourth of July

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.

July 014July 016July 041July 030  Abby had been in Michigan for about 2 weeks before this trip, and we met up with her at Grandma’s house. Apparently, she missed Zeke. :)

 

July 023My Grandma, Aunt, and Mum with Isaac and two little cousins

 July 021July 020We know this game as “Redneck Golf,” but they called it Ladder ball. I was the worst, by far. :)

 

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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?July 054 July 056 Here’s Grandpa doing it – he actually did a pretty good job!

 

July 078           Elizabeth’s birthday was on the 5th, so we had an ice cream cake to celebrate.

 

July 036So, my almost-7-year-old brother can play pool.  Who knew?

 

 

July 045Aww, 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.

2 comments:

Mark said...

Haha Andy. Ditch the umbrella, bro.

children of the farm said...

oh i just love the one of andy with the umbrella! ;)
-ash