|Ali, Leslie, Cam & Erin|
A dear friend of Jane's (from the 4th grade on!) drove to Michigan from North Carolina with her two lovely daughters to spend a few days at the Weatherford home.
The girls had a great visit making a stop at the Farmer's Market, eating meals outside, and spending playtime with Cameron. Cam showed off his bike-riding skills outside and took them to one of his favorite dining establishments for milkshakes, Culver's.
For the first year ever, Chris, Jane and Cameron were actually in Cascade for the 4th of July parade, which takes place within walking distance of their home. The family is normally at the cottage, but with Cam's recovery in week two from the tonsil/adenoidectomy, the
option to stay put seemed best.
With a front row seat, the Independence Day parade was a bit louder than we anticipated, but after getting over the initial noise level, Cameron settled in. He especially liked the marching band with the drumline. After the parade, a free carnival was available to the kids. The fire hose sprinkler and petting zoo were Cam's favorites. He loved the soft sheep and the very pet-able bunnies.
Festivities continued through the weekend for the family with a wedding for cousin Annie. Both Chris and Jane were in the wedding and Cameron did an awesome job staying completely quiet (in a very warm church) throughout the ceremony.
However, while both of Cam's parents were occupied with wedding duties, there was a failure to take pictures with everyone dressed up. The reception took place at the corral by the cottage so the day after, we snapped a few photos.
Such a fun weekend and we wish cousin Annie and Clarence a very happy life together!