July 5, 2009

Friends + Food + Fireworks = A Fantastic Fourth!

It has been FOREVER since we have celebrated the 4th of July as a family!! It seems like Jason is ALWAYS working! This year some friends and I got together and had an all out BBQ.... There was TONS of fabulous food, lots of laughter, games, chats, and sadly a few injuries :( All in all it was a fantastic day!

Anthony had a blast on the water slide and Madison just ran and ran! All the kids played so nicely together which allowed all of us grown ups the opportunity to sit, relax, and be merry!!!

After a full day in the sun, we all piled into our cars and headed out to watch the fireworks. While we waited the kids made HUGE rings with their glow in the dark necklaces, rolled down the hill, and caught a TON of fireflies!

Madison sat on my lap through most of the fireworks and Anthony climbed atop Jason's shoulders... All I could hear was oohs and aahs.... About halfway through, Anthony realized all his friends were sitting all by themselves, so he hopped down to join in with the big kids.... My little guy is getting bigger by the second! :( Right before the finale Madison noticed that Ant was with his friends and wanted to be a big kid too so she ran off. Just as she sat down the sky erupted with the finale fireworks and she popped up and ran with all her might into my arms!! It was sooo funny!

After the fireworks, we returned to Amy's for our own personal light show! We did not get home til after midnight, bedtimes were missed (as were one little guy's nap), but the day was fantastic and well worth the grouchy bugs I had today!

I hope everyone had as great a day as we did!!!


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9 thoughts:

Maggie said...

Looks like you guys had fun!!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Ohhhh, so much fun! Sounds like the perfect day :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks FUN!

Jessica said...

Looks like fun!

You have been tagged!

Nicole Feliciano said...

We had a great 4th too! I love the holiday so simple and no presents required!

jenjen said...

Looks like so much fun! We also did our own light show. I loved seeing your pictures - so cute!

XOXO
Jen

Cameron said...

Glad you guys had a blast! It looks like a lot of fun. We missed all of you. Completely understand the late nights and some grumpiness the next day...experienced that on our trip but "someone" rebounded quickly and it was worth every minute of it. The running back into your arms with the finale was so funny. Cameron just dug his claws into my thighs getting back into my lap from his position on the blanket. See, they still need their mama's. (=

Sara said...

Love the pics! It was a fun day!! Mike is feeling better today and is golfing in his league this evening.

Jen said...

Wow you did have a fun busy day! I love the picture collage (how'd you do that?) I hope you're back to your routine today! Stop by for a tag when you can...