Sunday, July 5, 2009

Summer Days

Happy 4th of July!

The 4th is our twin's birthday. They turned 11 years old. We always make them birthday pancakes for breakfast complete with candles.

We have had a great weekend. My husband has had off for three days and we have enjoyed every minute of it.

Friday we packed the car up and drove an hour to Kensington Park which is near Detroit. There is a huge lake and a bike path that goes all the way around. 9 miles. You can deter off and go on actual mountain bike trails if you want to. We did that this time and had so much fun. We rode 20 plus miles. We were all so tired. At one point, I think we were lost.....we had no idea where the trails were leading us (however, we knew we were still within the park-but we had no idea if we had another 10 miles to go or 3). The trails were really hard and I was really proud of our kids because they hung in there and rode up really steep hills. Brooklyn learned the gears and figured out the hills are MUCH EASIER in 1st gear!

We had a great time and our legs were VERY SORE at the end of the day.

Yesterday we had the birthday pancakes for the 4th and the kids opened their gifts. Then we packed up again and drove an hour to Battle Creek for the Air Show. It was an all day event with many neat planes doing tricks. The Thunderbirds were the final act and they were AMAZING.

Finally, at the end of the long day, our kids put on a fireworks show for us. We bought them a big kit packed full of fireworks (safe for kids) and they spent an hour setting up the show for us. They wrote a big sign on the driveway in chalk, "Welcome to the Fireworks Show" and they put our chairs out with a little table in the middle, drinks of water, bug spray, and beach towels on each chair. It was so cute. Then they worked together to put on the show. Braden was the fire cracker lighter and Brooklyn was his assistant who put the burned out firecracker in a bucket of water (smart of them).

Today we are having a bbq and birthday cake to cap off the weekend.

I hope you are enjoying summer-wherever you are. Life is a gift-enjoy it!