Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

 It has been a harder week for us this week so we were thankful to have a day yesterday to lay some things aside and focus on having a little fun!

We found a free soccer camp nearby for the boys on Wednesday nights which has been fun! Ben's mom got the boys some soccer socks and they picked the brightest colors they could find!

Eliana got a new Dora helmet for working hard to stay dry at night last month and she wants to wear it around like a regular hat:) We played on the playground while the boys were playing soccer.

If you look in the background, the boys were doing warm-up exercises. Samuel is in the gray shirt at the top of the stroller and Z is in red.

Samuel's done and Zakkai is taking off! They are easy to spot in their bright socks:)

About a half an hour in, the rain just started pouring sideways and every body made a run for their cars! The only problem for us was that Ben had dropped us off to go run a quick errand and we were stuck! We walked up the long gravel driveway and found shelter under a covered bridge. At least 4 people stopped to offer us rides:) They are very friendly out here!

Yesterday we didn't feel like driving far and fighting crowds for a big parade so we decided to stay local. My handsome boys;)

Ellie May and her Daddy:) We found a great spot in the shade and only waited about 20 minutes for the parade to start. We didn't have high expectations for such a small town parade and that was good, as it turns out!

Being silly with her hat! The boys asked if they should bring bags for candy and we said no, thinking that there wouldn't be much, if any, and boy were we wrong! For such a small parade, they sure made up for it with candy!

What would a parade in the country be without a tractor or three?

Less than 20 minutes later, the parade was over, ha! It was short and sweet. The best part was that we were back at "home" within 10 minutes.

We had a big family picnic and then some of us put on some sweatshirts and headed over behind the local fire station to watch fireworks. Normally, the fireworks in this little town aren't anything to hoot and holler about but they were getting double the fireworks this year, thanks to the contest the neighbor of my mom won! Remember being on the news and all that?

We had sparklers for entertainment while waiting...

Z mesmerized by the sparkler...


My mom and stepdad, who were barely off the plane from a vacation in CO! Love this picture:)

My cousin and her husband and adorable little boy are in town from TX and it has been so fun to see them! They gave their little one a late nap so he could enjoy his first fireworks:)

Getting darker!

Obviously, the pictures of fireworks did not turn out at all but the show was really great!! We were so impressed and had a perfect view! It was the first live fireworks that our kids have ever been to and they all loved it. A great way to end the day.

Now we have another special day tomorrow....stay tuned!

1 comment:

Aunt T said...

I love those colorful socks. They will be easy to see during their soccer games! :)
Children are such a blessing as they keep you smiling! They are so happy and love life.

We are all in Gods training course of learning to be like Jesus right now! I love this verse.
Psalm 91:9-11
If you make the Most High your dwelling- even The Lord, who is my refuge-then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.