4th of July Celbration

The 12th annual 4th of July Celbration is officially in the books.  The weather was perfect, the food was perfect, and most importantly, the company was perfect!

Since we are on our fifth year out at Cokato Lake, we have developed a pretty solid routine when it comes to the 4th of July party.  Plans and guests slightly change from year to year, but for the most part it is the same.  It starts with Grandma and Grandpa B doing all of the behind the scenes work - mowing, weed whipping, cleaning the cabin, etc.  Then, usually on July 2nd or 3rd, we head out to the lake for fine tuning... blowing up water toys, prepping the beach, topping off the jetski, setting up the big tent, etc.

When the late morning of July 4th arrives, the crowds start showing up and we go non-stop for 24 hours...

Kiddos thinking about jumping in...

getting closer to actually swimming...

how about some tubing???

WHAT?!??!??!  Oasis Island has some company!  Tropical Tahiti debuted in 2014

of course we need some birthday cake for Sylvia

eat up kiddos

still eating...

How about a four-wheeler ride?  (Don't worry Jim, the big boys didn't ride there!)

When we are ramping down and out of the water for the day, we still can have floaty wars, right?

The one big change this year was that all those that came for the day, spent the night.  We had three families in the cabin and two in tents.  This is a real sign of how old the kids are getting...  Soon they won't want the parent around!  Until that day comes, we will continue to get together every 4th of July and spend time with our great set of friends.