July 15, 2013

Land That I Love

This year, as always, we spent the 4th of July holiday on Pickwick Lake. It's always so much fun despite the crazy boat traffic and drunk weirdos. This year was a year of firsts. Evie took her first ride on her pull behind that Grammie and Grampie bought her for her birthday, she had her first popsicle on the boat and we took Evie to see the fireworks for the first time. I was a little worried because recently she started freaking out over thunder. She really loved them though! She clapped and said, "Yay! Fireworks!". When it was all over repeatedly said, "Bye-bye, fireworks!".
It was also the first time we took the boat out on the lake to watch the fireworks. They are launched off a huge barge and hundreds of boats go out to see them. Driving out wasn't too bad since we got out there early, but driving back in was a nightmare. I was freaking out and ready to kill someone (anxiety level=through the roof), but we made it back in and after putting Evie to bed (way late) and a glass of red wine I was ready for bed!
The next day we got up, had a big breakfast and said good-bye to GiGi and Grampa Gene. It was the perfect end to the holiday and the perfect end to their visit! I can't believe that our next big lake holiday is Labor Day and the unofficial beginning of Fall!
{Don't worry, she's sitting on her Daddy's lap!}

{Nothing says Summer like sticky popsicle dripping down your elbow!}

{My mom and dad on their big boat!}

{Saying wheeee while riding the "water hills" with Grampie!}

{New favorite: riding in the cart down the dock!}
{View from the lake into the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway}
I hope all of my American friends had an amazing 4th of July holiday! Did you do anything fun? Leave me a link so I can see!
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