Housemates included a very pregnant gal (due in July), her husband, their 2-1/2 year old boy and her mother.
During our visit the little guy was being potty-trained and his Mom was sporadically dealing with contractions.
Which might sound like a recipe for disaster as we were all living under one roof and sharing a single bathroom.
But instead it was great fun, everyone got along fabulously and we couldn't have asked for a better time.
|Lots of squeals as the little guy got tossed higher...|
|.... and higher in the air!|
|No need to get out of the water,|
just lift your glass and champagne was poured!
|We were very far from the closest neighbor which provided|
privacy for skinny-dipping and communing with nature.
|There was perch to catch.|
|And a boat to go fishing.|
|Checking out the little swimmers.|
|After expert instruction, I pushed a worm (only half a worm|
is used, by the way, ewwwww) onto my hook and caught one
perch after another, while standing at the end of the dock.
|Catch of the Day!|
|Found sparklers in the house. We lit them and ran down|
the dock twirling them in the air on the 4th of July!
|Holiday dessert table.|
|No blueberries at the market, so our flag cake consisted of six gummy|
people representing us, the 'stars'. And strawberries for the 'stripes'.
|Approaching midnight on the lake...long summer days in Finland.|
And this is my favorite picture, regardless of the poor lighting.