July 1st

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Here we are all patriotic in our red and white.

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Insanity.  Wild, running kids almost all dressed in red and white.  If I’d been thinking, I would have dressed mine in yellow or some other bright color.  Annie was assigned Ben-duty and stuck right with him.  He wandered slowly around with a look of bewilderment on his face.  I pushed Toby in a swing and tried to keep Zach and Gabe (both in red and white) in my site.

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Three “Kings of Canada” after a visit to the craft table. Zach impressed the girl in the craft booth with his freehand drawing of Lake Superior on the front of his crown and then an additional free hand drawing of North America (see below) which he stapled on the back.  She asked him many questions about borders, provinces, the great lakes, most of which he knew the answer to.  I told him that he must be a separatist because he didn’t give Annie’s province much space on his map.  Then I added that it’s a much better free-hand map than I could draw from memory.

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I wish I took a picture of the time in between here…… we found a spot to sit and all huddled together on half the picnic blanket, pulling the other half over us.  It really cooled off and is even cooler next to the big lake.  I brought warmer clothes, but not warm enough.  Anyway, we sat and read the last chapter of On My Side of the Mountain while we waited for the show to start.

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Even Little Tobers made it, wide-awake, to the eleven o’clock fireworks show! Not surprisingly, all four boys fell asleep on the way home.

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One Response to July 1st

  1. megtroy says:

    Great shots of the fireworks, it even looks like they’re sizzling!
    P.S. An “awwwww” for Ben and Gabe hugging. 🙂

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