Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fourth of July

I can’t believe what a blogging slacker I am.  Actually, I can believe it, but I don’t really want to. :)

We had a great Fourth of July weekend.   On the third we had a great dinner at my in-laws house.  We always have such a nice time there and eat lots of yummy food!  After dinner we headed over to the Cumming Fairgrounds to watch the fireworks.  It’s nice to live in a city that does the fireworks on the third.  It makes it so that we can stretch out the celebration for a couple days which is always fun.IMG_3059

I liked this picture of Gavin.  The sun highlights his pretty blue eyes.IMG_3063

Doesn’t this show the true fun-loving personality of my little girl.  She loves to laugh!IMG_3056

Mikayla sat in a little lawn chair that had Dora the Explorer on the back of it.  Gavin has recently found a new “love” for Dora and Diego cartoons.  He kept looking at the back of the chair as if to be watching the cartoon.  It was pretty cute.IMG_3084

My favorite boys.IMG_3093

Gavin did great with the fireworks.  I was pretty sure he would do okay, but you never know with toddlers.  He just sat in Jeremy’s lap and watched the show.

On Saturday, Jeremy had to work during the day, so the kids and I headed down to my parents house.  Their neighborhood hosted a Fourth of July parade for the kids.  The kids gathered together and we decorated the various modes of transportation with festive decorations.  Then, we marched around the neighborhood for people that had sat chairs out in their driveways to watch the kids roll by.  This was the first year they had done this and it was pretty fun.  My only complaint was that it started at 4pm in almost 90 degree heat.  It was a little warm to be pulling a wagon with two children in it around!IMG_3098

Gavin was well decorated for the parade, too!


The kids had a lot of fun.


I had to take a picture of the table that my mom set.  She is always so festive and has everything decorated perfectly for whatever holiday we are celebrating.IMG_3108

We also had these “Jello Parfaits.”  These were a big hit with Mikayla.

After dinner, we headed down to the park near my parent’s house to watch their firework display.  I have only missed Alpharetta’s firework display once that I can remember.   I like that I can carry on the tradition with my children.IMG_3109 IMG_3113 My Fourth of July cuties!IMG_3117-edited           Our Fourth of July family pic.  We had a great time together.