We have had a fun past couple of weeks and I have done a horrible job of keeping everyone updated. ('Cuz I know you were all on the edge of your seats. Ha!) The 4th of July is my favorite part of summer. (Except for the heat. I am not a fan of sweat rolling down my back. Yuck!) I love the parades, the fireworks, and the late nights. And, let's not forget the ice cream, hot dogs (only on the grill, of course), and savoring every. single. moment. that I get to dress my children up in matching clothes.
I love dressing them up for the 4th!!
We started off the holiday with our annual 4th of July Celebration at our church. The kids enjoyed jumping, climbing, and racing on some inflatable while we waited for the dark sky to create the perfect backdrop for some spectacular fireworks.
Sweet Pea is my kind of girl... she found the water and didn't stop until she was soaking wet.
Before the fireworks, we enjoyed some worship music. I am so thankful I am raising my family in a country built on Christian principles!
All in all, IT WAS HOT. Yet, we loved every moment of it.
Next, we celebrated the 4th with my parents and some dear friends.
Here is all of the precious cargo. The kids had a blast!
It is tradition for us to start off the 4th at a local parade. The kids collect candy while the adults duck and hide from the "friendly" politicians.
These bows melt my heart!
The girls are pros at collecting candy! (And, stickers from politicians...)
Sweat Pea also knows how to work the crowd. ;0)
The parade should always be followed by good food, "poppers", and water play!
Aren't these two handsome? They have been buddies for as long as they can remember.
Everyone had a wonderful time. The next day was filled with some firework watching, movie going, and just some good old fashioned family time.
“Poop on Jelly” is what Bruiser used to lovingly ask for at mealtime. For us, it sums up both the bitterness and sweetness that life has to offer. It is through our faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that we are able to stop and count our blessings each and every day. This is our life…