We did not get our boat out into the lake this year. With our busy summer with the remodel I think it was just not something we planned for. But we did drive up to the reservoir and go swimming.
My sweet friend Carleen sent Lulu a kit to grow her own butterflies. This was such a fun activity. We will be doing this again. I think the entire process took about a month.
Once the butterflies were grown they kit encourages you to set your butterflies free. So one morning we all went out on the back deck and watched them fly away. They didn't just fly off, they sat on our hands and would fly and land on the deck and we could go pick them up again. Eventually they all flew off. The last one flew out into the grass and as we were all watching with excitement, our cat Mo ran from under the deck and pounced on the last butterfly. It sort of killed the sweet moment of watching them go free. Lulu was horrified by it but now we all laugh about it and so does she.