Mime on a unicycle - my brother's kryptonite
Decorated grocery cart
Beautiful, but HOT!
Annual picture of the 4 of us
After the festivities of the morning, we went back to the house and got my parent's car loaded for their upcoming trip to Hilton Head. David and I were headed to Madison, and the kids were going to various locations - Smith to a friend's house, then UVA for a soccer camp, then flying solo to Hilton Head. Tate did "just" Hilton Head.
Tate and I made what is now our annual strawberry treat, white icing and blue sprinkles, and we got ready for the fireworks of the evening.
Strawberries look a little like a crime scene.
Waiting for the fireworks
Meeting up with lots of friends
After the show - the fireworks in the pool parking lot. Sparklers are still my favorite!
The next morning, we all headed off to our various locations - Tate to Hilton Head with my parents, Smith to a friend's and then UVA. He had a blast, 6 of them shared a suite. Then, he had another first (sleep away camp was the first first) - he flew solo to meet up with my parents and his sister! 12 is a big year of firsts!
South of the Border
Friend at the beach
Seriously, one of my favorites. Breakfast in HHI, chatting away.
...and he arrives! HUGE thanks to my dear friend Sonja for picking him up and getting him to and on that plane! That is not her in the picture above - she is taking the picture :-)
And now, our real summer (for me anyway) has begun!