Thursday, September 17, 2015

Catch Up

We are just getting settled at home in Puerto Rico after a three month trip in Michigan. I'm playing catch up with all those summer photos. Soon we'll get to what is happening today in PR!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

4th of July

{crazy Daddy giving some oxygen to his torch}

July Fourth Celebrations are pretty big around here. We are fortunate to be at Au Sable on this date because there isn't much of a celebration in Puerto Rico on the fourth. Oh, I love picnic food! It reminds me of all the picnics while growing up at Crystal Pond with the Tatem family. Ben made fire torches again from red pine and they burned like crazy. We tried doing this in Puerto Rico for our Winter Solstice Celebration last year but the wood is just too wet there to do well. They make the best fires to start sparklers on and to roast marshmallows. And the fireworks! Every year the neighbors keep doing more and more.

Butterfly Day

Au Sable's Annual Butterfly Day is enjoyed by many from the surrounding community. After the 5K race around the lake there is a butterfly hunt for children, which our kids enjoy doing more and more every year as they get older. Pieter is really getting the hang of using the net and caught quite a few damselflies and dragonflies. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Strawberry Picking

June was quite cool this year, which I enjoyed very much! But it did slow down the strawberries. I don't think we've ever picked them in July before. Pieter is getting very good at helping with the picking. Shelter's is just down the road from the strawberry farm, so of course we had to stop in for some ice cream and sandbox playing.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Morning on the Lake

Some pictures from a morning rowboat ride across the lake. It is so great to find pockets of emergent vegetation around the lake!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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