Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy 4th of July!!

We had a busy and fun Independence Day! We started off the day with a blueberry pancake/whip cream/strawberry syrup breakfast. Red, white, and blue, get it? I was being a little creative there:) Then we took the girls to the pool which we haven't gotten to do in a while, so they had a blast. The weather actually cooperated yesterday. There was no rain-it was a miracle!!

Later my Aunt Cindy came over for a delicious bbq steak dinner courtesy of Joey. He is great at the grill! Cindy also brought over a yummy treat!
The fireworks in our city were cancelled, so we headed out to a neighboring town. It was a little bit of a drive and there was traffic on the way home, so we got home really late(which the girls thought was cool). The best part-they all slept late in this morning! Yea for me! Our neighbors, the Killian's, from across the street came with us also.

Aubrey & Ella had sooooo much fun with their friends, Tabitha & Kayla.

Cindy, Cali and I(shielding her from the mosquitos)

Watching the fireworks
Well, I got home with spit-up on my shoulder, a mosquito bite on my forehead and blue lips(from the cookie's icing)- all true signs of a great time. :)

I am so grateful to live in this wonderful country and for all of those who have fought and are still fighting on our behalf. We enjoy so many freedoms here and are so blessed. We hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had a blast. I wish I could've been there.

Jan said...

What a fun day -- and what cute pics of the fam. Your girls are SO adorable -- love seeing all your updates.

-Melissa- said...

I am glad the weather cooperated for you guys yesterday. It looks like you had a fun 4th of July!

Unknown said...

you guys rock. we're so lame about holidays. we didn't do a darn thing, and maya has still never seen fireworks, because i hate keeping the kids out that late. why doesn't it get dark earlier around here? the kids are in bed a good 2 hours before it even gets dark. ah well. maybe next year.

Erica said...

Hey...I really wanted to comment on your 4th pics before you commented on mine...dangit. I am a slacker. I will beat you next time!! Your guys' 4th looks like so much fun. I am so in love with your girls. You have the dang cutest fam...I want to be one of the girls. You all have so much fun together!!