We flew in to Michigan on July 3rd, just in time to celebrate the 4th with my parents and my sister's family. My mom had a fun idea to make some special cookies that she read about in Martha Stewart. We all got right to work!
My mom and my sister and my girls.
Here is what our finished trays looked like!
While we waited for fireworks the girls set to work drawing with chalk in my parent's driveway.
My mom and dad built a koi pond in their back yard and the kids (and I!) loved feeding the fish. The koi would eat the little food pieces right out of your fingers, it was so much fun.
The orange and black one in this picture was the biggest fish in the pond and he would come and suck on your finger if you stuck it in the water. There was also a resident frog who hung out on the lily pads.
Iris and Eloise with their cousin and one of my mom's dogs.