Saturday, July 9, 2011

Who needs fireworks?

Last year on July 4th, we didn't take Benton to see any fireworks because we thought his tiny baby self would be afraid of the noise. This year, due to a time zone mishap, we accidentally missed the fiery extravaganza. But we did have ourselves a great time celebrating the holiday weekend with some amazing friends, and that was even better than any light show. (Right, guys?)

We spent the long weekend with the Smiths and the Hankins at the lake. It was a time full of boating, relaxing, eating, laughing and swimming. And only one minor injury (no babies were harmed). Picture to follow for the non-squeamish.

Benton enjoyed some time on the dock, in the water and on the boat with his sweet friend, Caroline. (I didn't get any pictures of the babies in the water. Just trust me that it was cute.)

He cheered on those brave enough to ski (Micah pictured below) and fought to take off his lifejacket the whole time. In his defense, we didn't have one the right size so it did kind of overtake his whole neck and face.

He also learned the art of Battleship. No enemy vessels are safe around this strategist.

And finally, Brack lured him around the house with bacon. Something about salty cured pork attracts toddlers and dogs alike. (Sorry, Coop.)

Oh yeah, here's the picture of Brad's ski wound, with a thumb included for size reference. That guy's too tough for stitches.

Thanks to our friends for an awesome weekend. We enjoyed your company! It made us miss the good ol' days.

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