Wednesday, July 11, 2012

4th of July

We had a wonderful fourth of July this year.  We spread our celebrations out over two days, starting the night before with a bike parade in the neighborhood.  Kirsten road around the park 10 times, she just kept going and going!
 We got up early on the 4th and went to The Colony Ward's pancake breakfast with Jeremy's parents.  It was so fun to start the day in good company with good food.
 Then we parked at Chris and Darlene's house and walked a few blocks to stake out the perfect spot for the Fourth of July Parade.  The girls had so much fun seeing the scouts, old cars, and most of all getting tons of candy!
 We spent the rest of the day at Jeremy's parents house and enjoyed a great barbeque dinner with family.

And of course, we had to do our annual matching flag shirts!
 After dinner we headed into the backyard and got soaked while setting off bottle rockets with Grandpa.
 Kirsten was always anxious for her turn to be the one to set it off.
 Katie loved being the one to fill the bottle up with water and run it up the hill to Grandpa.
 We left about 8 and headed towards home.  We then went to watch fireworks with the Lendermans at the end of their street.  We were joined by Ricky and Ian too, and the kids had so much fun!
We really enjoyed the Fourth of July this year and loved spending it with friends and family.  It was wonderful to take a step back from our troubles and celebrate the freedom of our country while remembering those who fought and continue to fight to ensure that freedom.

1 comment:

Janet Adams Starnes said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! Wish we could have been there, but I am trying to save my time off to hopefully go to Hawaii to see your brother John. Thank you so much for keeping current pictures of the girls on your blog, it really helps me. Love, MOM