The 4th

As I sat outside on our front steps and watched fireworks on the night of the 3rd, it occurred to me that July is my favorite month of the year. It was a warm night. Owen was asleep on the couch in the house. Sydni and Lucy stayed up and watched fireworks, standing with bare feet on the step covering their ears and watching in awe. The kids smelled of outside from playing all day long and there was no hurry to do anything else at that time.

For the fourth I spent the day working on my house. It wasn't very fun for the kids but they were very patient. In the evening we went to Kirstie's for a BBQ. It was so fun. We had great food to eat and then the adults played Scrabble and the kids did the slip and slide. Ken and Jeff slipped away to get the fireworks for the show.

P.S. Have you ever been this tired? This was after staying up to watch the fireworks.

Isn't summer the best?


Kristy said...

Your 4th celebration sounds fun. Looks like the kids "funned" themselves right into exhaustion.

Phil or Alesha said...

Awe I love it! I agree I love July! It is so much fun! I wish I could have been at the BBQ and played Scrabble! SO FUN!

The Christensen's said...

I can honestly say I have been that tired...oh the sleep deprivation of a new mom...no fun!!
I also wished I could have been there for the festivities...sounds like a blast.

j&k lovell said...

So glad you guys came over. The only down fall is that we have to wait a whole year to do it again.

Karen and Guy Standing said...

I LOVE the fourth and didn't we have fun? I love all of the pics.

Shannon said...

July really is a fun month. Soooo busy 4th, 24th birthays and much more. It really was a fun 4th wish we could have stayed for the fireworks