Monday, July 8, 2013

4th of July at the lake

When I was growing up, we used to drive about 3 hours away to get to my grandparents’ house.  They lived on a lake, and we spent a lot of time there every summer.  My sisters and I would spend hours swimming and looking for rocks that we could skip.  We would see how far we could swim out until we couldn’t touch bottom anymore.  My dad would take us all out for boat rides, and we would go tubing or waterskiing behind the boat.   I can remember walking up the hill to Hunts’ drugstore with my change in my pocket; I couldn’t wait to buy candy or magazines.  We would go putt-putt golfing and go to the waterslide.  We went strawberry picking (or raspberries) with my grandma, and we would beg our parents to stop at Zubler’s and the Rocking Chair Gift Shoppe for souvenirs. 

My parents and my aunt uncle own my grandparents’ home now.  We were lucky enough to go up this past week and spend some time on the lake with my parents, my sister, Janice, and my cousin, and his friends.  It was pretty amazing to see the lake that I loved as a child through Zoe’s eyes. 

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Heading out for a fishing trip…

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Fourth of July and s’mores kind of go hand-in-hand for me, but apparently not for Zoe.  She was not a fan.  Oh well. 

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Campfire, fireworks, and sparklers…the perfect night!  I think Zoe was super excited to stay up past 8:00 pm, too!  She got to stay up with the big kids.

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Zoe’s favorite part of the trip?  Riding on her grandparents’ boat…and trying to help with the driving!  I could really see how much she loved it all when she was out on the lake. 

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4 comments:

happymomof2 said...

Looks like LOTS of fun, glad the weather cooperated :) The weather did not cooperate here, it was much cooler than normal and rainy :( My kiddos went with my parents to their lake house and had a blast with them, my brother and his kiddos- lots of great memories:)
I LOVE s'mores :) YUMMO!!! My son doesn't like them either, but he doesn't like chocolate- crazy I know, lol!!

Wendy said...

Thank you! I'm so glad the weather cooperated, too...we aren't always that lucky! I'm sorry it wasn't very good by you. That's nice that your kids were with your parents at their lake house, too! How fun.

I know, how can you not love smores?!? I don't get it!!

Mom said...

Love all the pictures - especially the one of Zoe "daydreaming" while on the boat. It was great having all of you spend the 4th with us.

Mom

Lost in Space said...

Love that you are getting experience your childhood all over again through Zoe's eyes. What great new memories you are all making. Love all the pictures!