Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

It’s been such a fun summer and the fourth of July was no exception.  We kicked it off by going camping with about ten other families from church.  We are so lucky to have such good friends out here.  I was nervous about it with the boys, but I had no excuse because all of my friends were bringing their babies including a friends with twins Sawyers age.  We had a blast and they both even went down well.  Sawyer fell asleep when we put him in the pack’n play and Lincoln fell asleep in my arms sitting by the camp fire.  Then, just as I knew it would, the night took a turn for the worse.  Lincoln woke up at 3:00 am and freaked out.  He woke up Sawyer.  We spent the next hour and a half trying to get them both to fall back asleep and not wake up the entire campsite.  Ryan took Lincoln outside the tent and they watched movies on his little dvd player and I tried to bounce Sawyer back to sleep but every time I laid Sawyer down he would cry and wake up Lincoln who had just drifted off while watching his movies.  It was highly frustrating.  Anyway, at 4:30 we packed up and left.  We were disappointed not to be able to spend the next day at the lake with everyone else but at least we had fun the night before.


On the 4th of July we had a jam packed day beginning with a neighborhood parade.  The boys love riding around on the bike trailer. 


Then it was off to the Pirates Baseball game downtown.  It was hot, but fun.


That night all our friends were planning on meeting at the park for BBQ and street fireworks for the kids.  We tried, but it rained and then stopped and then rained again.  When it started raining the second time we realized the park wasn’t going to work.  Although my house is by no means huge, it’s probably the biggest out of our friends so we all ended up at our house.  We had over 40 people through out the night!  The kids went downstairs and played and hit a piñata while we ate and socialized upstairs.  Then it did eventually stop raining so we were able to go outside and watch an great fireworks street show.  Those things have gotten good over the years.  I was impressed and the kids had a ball.  God Bless America!!



Heather Ross said...

I love your 4th of July outfit and hair. So cute! Don't you just love the 4th?

Ali Snow said...

Wow - you were productive this morning. Glad you had a good fourth! Cute 4th outfit at the parade.

DC Diva said...

I have so many comments on this one:

Do you guys own a tent? Also where did you get your jean shorts? I've been looking all summer and cannot find a pair long enough.

When did you get a bike trailer? The pic of L & S inside shoving their faces is SO cute!

I'm not quite sure why but I'm laughing out loud at Ryan's hat at the ball game. What?

I can't believe you hosted 40 peeps for the 4th. Of course you did.

Mom said...

What a fun day. The boys in the trailer look so cute. Good times, Good life! Amen to God Bless America.


Good blog!