Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Fourth of July. We had a very long, busy, and fun day.

We first started our day at our church's annual picnic. Jeremy was at work, but I took both of the kids myself. It was a very toasty morning. I was thankful to be there and not running in the Peachtree Road Race downtown.

Mikayla had alot of fun playing on the playground at the picnic. It's nice to not have to keep a constant eye on her anymore, just a close one ;-).
After all of the morning festivities, we headed down to my parent's home and spent the day with them. My mother prepared a wonderful barbecue dinner and we had alot of our extended family come. We had a great time with everyone. After dinner, we packed up the kids and headed down into Alpharetta for their fireworks show. I have been going to Wills Park to watch the fireworks show there since I was a little girl. I am so glad to continue the tradition with my own children.
My mom found this child size camping chair last year on clearance at The Home Depot. Mikayla loved having her own chair that was just her size.

Look at Gavin's blue, blue eyes. He started out the night hanging out in the stroller, but that didn't last very long.
Mommy with her silly little girl.
The whole family. Can you tell that Jeremy absolutely LOVES to take pictures. I am can usually get him to sit for at least one on holidays to commerate the day, but that is about it.
I found these glow necklaces at Big Lots a couple of weeks ago. They were a big hit.
Gavin had a great time hanging out with my dad.
Mikayla was actually a little frightened of the fireworks this year. Nothing awful, but she definitely didn't like the loud noises. I was suprised by this, because she has never had a problem before. Gavin did great! He was fussy/tired leading up to the start of the show, but once they started, he sat quietly in my lap in awe of the light show in front of him.
I hope that everyoone had as wonderful a time as we did!


JAMIE RBZ said...

It looks like a perfect 4th of July!!

Melinda said...

Look like you had a good time!

kathymatthews927 said...

What a fun way to spend the 4th! For the record, it was warm for the start of the Peachtree, but not too bad! The kids look precious as usual!