4th of July Weekend

I hope you all had a very restful holiday weekend! We had a full and fun one. We spent the 4th out at the lake kneeboarding and tubing. It was Israel's first time on a boat and she seemed to love it. Funny though...life vests are supposed to keep you above water, but Rae seemed to be drowning in it. :)

On Thursday morning, we packed up the van, the baby and the dogs and headed up to Tettegouche State Park in Silver Bay, MN to go camping. Our friends, James & Alyssa and their two boys, went with us. The north shore is probably my favorite place in the world. I just love the rocky beaches of Lake Superior. Our camp site was really nice, too, but it got REALLY hot during the day. We had to escape to the lake for relief. Israel did great considering the fact that she is teething (cut her first tooth on the 5th!!!) and it was wickedly hot. We took a hike to the high falls of Baptism River, visited Split Rock Lighthouse, had lunch in Grand Marais one day and even drove all the way up to Grand Portage. We nearly made it to the Canadian Border!

Don't worry...these are just bb guns they were shooting at water bottles and pop cans.

Our spoiled pups

We had a lot of fun, but it's good to be home. Camping sure is a lot more work when you have babies along!


NowIsTheDay said...

Is that Bubby in the background of the guns pic? I didn't even recognize him!! He's not a little baby anymore!

Anonymous said...

Could you please warn people on the top of the page when that ugly looking dude with tatoos will have his shirt off?
I might have nightmares tonight!!

The Charlebois said...

Shoot, I thought I was doing you all a favor letting you see JP's bare chest! :)