We headed to the Waa cabin(s) for a little fun in the sun. It's a little complicated but we spent time at the cabin on Lake Sallie and we spent time at the 'work in progress' cabin on Silent Lake as well.
beach fun at lake sallie
We played on the beach, CMW went swimming with her dad and her mom. Eleanore enjoyed the waters edge even though she did venture into the water a little as well. And we had a little fun with fire works, and kid safe ones, like sliders and little snaps you throw on the ground and go 'snap'. Harmless besides the noise. :-)
Climbing on the hearth, never a dull moment with her.
On the 4th we went to Erhard MN to celebrate the 4th with a parade and since the little place we perched at did not have anyone near, we made out on the candy. A little to much and I started to say 'no' half way through to candy givers.
A fun story coming from the parade includes a banana!
A float was giving out banana's and we of course receive one. All of the candy we were gathering we put in the front stroller seat along with the banana, well Eleanore could see there was something good coming from there and went to check it out. CMW did not approve of her interest in candy (either did this mama) in which she grabs the banana and say 'here Eleanore' and sends her off to her dad.
It was just a comical moment and Eleanore gladly accepted.
Eleanore, the banana and her daddy!
And last but not least a trip to Silent lake is never with out working, so Mr. Waa helped his dad out and I got the pleasure of watching the girls. Not so simple in a construction zone, but we made it out with no bumps or bruises. Eleanore did find everything imaginable, climbed on every latter, up unstable steps, step stools, piles of wood, the dust, and much more! CMW was ready to go home and was just content sitting in the swing sorting through the candy stash and waving at her dad has he went up and down on the fork lift putting in windows.
It was a warm, wonderful 4th and as a friend puts it 'this ones for the memory books'!