Sunday, July 5, 2009

Our Happy 4th

The 4th of July is my absolute favorite holiday. Here are some pics from our fun day.

Our festivities started the day before. Miri and her cousins made 4th of July cupcakes.

Here are Miri's finished products. Yum.For as long as I can remember, my dad would get up around 3 am on the morning of the 4th to save us all the best seats available for the Freedom Festival Parade. Hopefully my dad wasn't expecting that we would outgrow enjoying the parade. He STILL gets up in the wee hours of the morning and stakes a claim for the best seats on the route. Poor guy. We all still love a parade. The kiddos loved it too. Thanks daddy :)
Miri and ClaireMy Cute little miss Miri-MooBrynny rabbit with my favorite neighbor and little bro, Dave.
Lady Lia Bugs.

We then went back to my moms for a nap. Well, at least a nap for the kids and Derek. We headed over to our sister-in-law Danielle's parents house for a pool party. Miri and her daddy had too much fun.
I have one daring little 2 year old. Sometimes the things she will try with no hesitation make me nervous. I've got to keep a close eye on this girl.

Her little sisters were quite impressed with her too. Here they are at the pool looking on and admiring their big sisters gutsy tricks...

And trampoline dancing...
And what would the 4th be without fireworks? Happy 4th Everybody!