Every July 4th growing up in Michigan we spent at the lake at my grandparents house. With all of our cousins, lots of great food & swimming, always swimming. What fond memories. I remember the way the fading light shown thru the stained glass windows in my grandparents living room in the evening. I hope my kids look back at their July 4th with such fond memories. This year we've been so blessed to have my sister and her boys here for several weeks during the summer. I wish they lived here year round!!
I took the kids kayaking and they swam at the beach & jumped off the dock. We tie-dyed shirts & they played in the sprinklers. Just a perfect day.
My happy trio!
This motley crew.
My beautiful sis....
The best parents!
And of course, watermelon.
G's favorite way to spend the holiday- chillin.
It was pretty rainy that night, so we just watched the fireworks (about 4 local shows at a distance) from the Cosgrove bridge. Not as fun as being up close, but it sure was nice to avoid the traffic coming home!
I was able to take pics of Julie & her boys and these are a few of my favorites.
Doesn't this look like a Ralph Lauren ad? :)
These sweet boys. I just love them so much!
And a few fun beach photos while I was there.....
The sun was so beautiful that night.
My grumpy little photo model to test the lighting and settings.
Judah & Guillermo wanted nothing to do with photo taking and were having a blast throwing the ball on the beach.
My favorite candid shot... Julie is the most loving, kind, patient mother. Her boys are so blessed!