Everyone was at the cottage on the 4th. We managed to get a picture of all the little ones.
Carter was finding all sorts of bugs and wanted to know what they are. Aunt Pat found a bug book for him to read. He loved it and told Grandma Debbie he wants a bug book and container for Christmas.
After the adults finished the Annual Schmidt Family triathlon, the kids competed in their first one.
They had a blast with it! Here they are zig zagging around American flags with a marshmallow on their spoon.
running with a noodle between their legs
slip n slide to the finish
Audrey always has so much fun with Ava and Natalie. They are so cute and play so well together. I had fun just watching them.
It was a great day until right before dinner when Audrey got pushed out of the hammock! She landed on her mouth and got 3 front teeth knocked out. We packed up and got her seen by a pediatric dentist in Appleton. Thank you to our friends the Werners for the referral. With it being the 4th we were striking out until we got in touch with them. Luckily, they were baby teeth but it can be 6 months to a year before her permanent teeth come down. There could be damage done to those but we won't find out until they come in.
The dentist and his staff were great! They gave all three kiddos a coupon for Culvers. Since Audrey didn't get to eat dinner we went and got her some frozen custard. It was just a block from the dentist. The soft cold custard felt good on her swollen, sore mouth. This was the first smile we got out of her since it happened. So there we were. In Culvers on the 4th of July at 9:30pm. During our drive to Milwaukee we saw some fireworks in the distance. Thankfully, the kids fell asleep on the way.
Thank you to Great Grandma for letting us come crash at her house at 12:30am! Audrey slept in late and got some much needed rest. She was in too much pain to even eat oatmeal or applesauce. Her mouth was bruised and swollen. She did have some fun in the pool though. It was about a week before Audrey could eat even soft foods without pain.
Madison came to play with the kids and they had so much fun with her. Saturday night Chuck and I went out with Mike and Michelle while Madison and Grandma watched the kids.