Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fun on the 4th

We had such a fun 4th of July at the cabin.  My whole family was there and we had such great day enjoying the sun and fun at the lake as you can see from the post below.  In the evening we got everyone ready to take a family picture and then the festivities began.  

Oh look at the cute little gang that grammy got 4th of July clothes for.  Shane was pretty sure he wanted a dress too but then decided that his new shorts and shirt were pretty cool.  Oh how life has changed for our family.  7 little ones in 7 years.  Wonder what the next year will bring? 

We may have a gang but look at this little tribe.  We have wonderful neighbors at the lake that live at the lake in the summer.  They have 7 little grand kids and our kids have a great time with them. They love to swim from dock to dock and enjoy playing together in the sand and of course looking for toads.  My parents put a swing set on our lot line and they put up a play house so the kids have a fun time playing with each other between our cabins.  So this little tribe is 13 kids from the age of 7 and younger and they actually have one little grandchild that is missing on the picture.  

My older brother Jay and his wife Alissa and their 3 little ladies; Darby, Tyra and Mya.

Our little 4th of July gang! 

My younger brother and his wife Ang and their sweet little girl Bailey.  I think Bailey enjoyed her first 4th of July.  She even stayed up for fireworks!

My youngest brother Jon and my mom! 

Papa and Grammy and their little firecrackers! 

One of the highlights of the evening ... S'MORES!! The kids had fun roasting marshmallows but even more fun eating the s'mores! 

Then the fireworks began.  The kids had so much fun with those little pop things you throw on the ground.  They had some of the best expressions!

They also loved the sparklers! 

The highlight was the big fireworks.  Eric was in charge of the fireworks and Shane was his right hand man.  Eric would ask who wants to light this one.  Shane was always the first to say, "I do, I do, I do!" with more excitement than you could imagine.  Eric would ask all the girls and they would usually say no so Shane got to light most of them off.  I guess that is one advantage of being the only boy.  Shane would go to the middle of the dock with Eric and help him light it and then turn around and run back down the dock as fast as he could and assume this position you see in the picture.  I'm pretty sure that after everyone he would say, "That was cool" even if it wasn't that cool.  I guess in the eyes of a 4 year old anything he lit off was cool! On the way home we asked the kids what their favorite part of the weekend was and Shane's was definitely FIREWORKS! 

We enjoyed watching the BIG SHOW!!! We can't wait until next year! 

I may just have to do one more post of fun pictures that I took on the 4th.  I think I took close to 400 pictures in one day so I may need to post a few more! 


Kathy said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! And what a fun location for the 4th of july! Sounds like Shane is starting to see some of the perks of being the only boy in the familly. :) The kids all look so cute in their little matching outfits. And you were right--Shane's outfit is in my boys' closet. :)
Oh! and I'll email you w/the frosting recipe soon--so sorry I didn't send it before we left over the 4th. Glad you had a nice holiday!

mommy24treasures said...

Sounds like summer has been such a special time for you all:)
Love all the summer posts. So glad all is well and you are enjoying your ittle blessings. They grow up so fast. I love that pic of Shane on his bday post. Such beautiful eyes:)

Andra said...

What a fun weekend!!! You described Shane perfectly, I can just see him running back and forth! All you needed was our hubbies hitting golf balls of the dock!

Carey said...

Looks like so much fun! I love spending time at the lake!

Jennifer said...

I love the girls' matching dresses!

Thanks so much for the tip on the punch! I am heading Michael's now. If I don't find it there I'll try Hobby Lobby-it's just the other side of town. Oh, the things I won't do for the details {that I'm sure no one else notices}

Jen :)

jwhitacre said...

Such cute pictures!!! Looks like you all had a great 4th of JUly!

LOVE the matching dresses!

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