"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July is off with a bang!

Yes, I know, you have fallen off your chair in disbelief because I am already doing a new post!!! Not only is it a new post, it has a plethera of pictures! So hold on to your sparklers, here we go! July started off with a trip to the zoo with all the cousins. It is so fun right now because Stacey and her boys are here so all of the cousins are in town. So Angie and her boys, Stacey and her boys and me and my girls packed up and went to the zoo! The kids loved it!




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One of the funnest parts about the zoo is where you can go in and feed these cute little birds. It was so fun watching Megan and McKenna love these birds coming to sit on their sticks of food. Madison however was not a fan!




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But like always, the play area is always a hit with the kids. Megan just loved these shells. It was so fun watching her pop her head in and out thinking she was hilarious. Man alive I love that cute face of hers!




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A couple days later it was off to Angie's house for a BBQ in the backyard. It's always great just sitting around visiting, reminiscing, playing the ugly face game (they would shoot me if I posted pictures of that, but man we love to play that game), and watching the kids all play together. It is so fun to see the cousins together and watching all my sibling's families grow.




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Maddie decided that her clothes were too boring and had to go upstairs and become a firefighter. And boy isn't she a cute one!




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This picture makes me laugh so hard. We wanted to get a picture of all of the kids together and this was the best we got. Oh man it's a good one! HA! But I wanted to take a picture of all the grandkids for my parents to see their little bunch all together. And it is quite the bunch.




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Thankfully Angie has some amazing neighbors and they provided some evening entertainment for us with fireworks. Their dad had to work on the 4th so they did fireworks Saturday night and man the kids thought it was great!




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Then the real 4th roled around. We got the girls hair all done up and dressed red, white and blue and we were ready to have some fun!




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We went out to our friends, the Diddy's, had a BBQ, the kids got in their suits and played in the water which is a miracle in itself because if you are a real Washintonian you know that it ALWAYS rains on the 4th, but it was in the 80's so it was perfect weather!




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Wasn't their hair cute?!?!




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Then the fun began with the fireworks. It is so fun to watch my kids when they don't have a care in the world. They are just having fun and enjoying the good parts of life. I hope they have that feeling as long as possible. I just love them so much that I always want their lives to be fireworks and sunshine!




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This is how McKenna felt about the fireworks though. Poor girl, she is just such a worrier. But by the end of the night she said she would maybe try and hold a sparkler next year.




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It was this sweet little thing's first 4th of July. She is Erica's new little girl, Brielle. She was born on June 24th. I just love snugging with a brand new baby, it made me want another one really bad! But so far Travis is a no go on that one!




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And you can't beat a view like that. I absolutely love that mountain. It just makes me feel like I am "home". Love it.




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Then we headed off to the fairgrounds to see some real fireworks. It was pretty good for lil' ol' Enumclaw. We went back to Diddy's and roasted marshmallows then finally headed home with our tired babies. It was such a great day. I love America and am so glad we get to have a day just to celebrate this great country we live in. God bless the USA!


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1 comments:

Lucinda said...

Steph, it is fun to see your family and read about all the fun that you are having, makes me think that I need to do something fun! I love the girls hair-great job!