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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Red, White, and Blue Randomness

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

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.



Brandi said...

Awesome! Looks like a blast! :) Love SP's bows!

He & Me + 3 said...

The bows are adorable. my girls have some fun bows too...It is a struggle to get them in their hair these days:) Love to dress mine up for the 4th too.
Have you gotten your hair cut yet? I haven't but I am ready to color it again. Sheesh...these grays are killing me. LOL
Your weekend sounded wonderful...except the heat. YUCK

Emily said...

Looks like a lot of fun!! And I love to make my kids match too! :)

Boy Mom said...

Ahhhhh Americana! I've got to cut this comment short, and go satisfy the sudden craving for apple pie.

Delightful post!

Mummy McTavish said...

I'm coming to your place next year. This all looks like so much fun, there was just one thing missing...

Nurse Boy's flag boardies! So, did he wear them this year?

Kmama said...

That looks like so much fun! It was hot, wasn't it??

Michelle said...

Sounds like a good time to me! Except the hot part. You wouldn't last a day in AZ! :) But it is a dry heat... don't know if that makes a difference.

Anyway, glad you had a great time! Summer is sure fun.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

It gets so old to say this, I suppose, but your kids are so adorable and sweet! I know they aren't perfect and they have their moments, but sometimes I just want to hug them and I don't even know them. I bet it doesn't really get old for you hearing how handsome and beautiful they are though!