I hope you and yours had a very special Fourth of July weekend! We certainly did - it was a family time for the Lindahls as we gathered in the North Woods at our family cabin. Especially delightful was having a certain young baby Ellie with us this year as she experienced the cabin and surroundings for her first time ever. She seemed to adjust well to the UP lifestyle and she also participated in THE annual event of the season - the BIRTHDAY BASH!
This is the time of summer when we have five - count 'em - five birthdays within a three week time span. John 6/19, Jed 6/26, Kari 7/3, Anne, 7/7 and Wes 7/12 are the honored guests at a yearly "bash" thrown at the White Stag restaurant near Eagle River, Wisconsin. Ellie and her Great Grandparents readily donned the colorful, tacky flamingo glasses. Yes, the theme is flamingos. Kind of tacky, don't you think? (My idea. And, as host I get to pick.)
The cake didn't have the right amount of candles. Adding up the ages of the birthday honorees would take a whopping 163 candles! Whoa.
Sipping beverages through twisted, curling flamingo candles was an activity as well.
Tissue paper flamingos danced their way down the center of our table. Party! Party! Party!
A quickly deflating blow-up flamingo was a guest at the party also. Ellie was intrigued. John perhaps was not as he had to keep blowing up the thing.