Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July Fun

We had a fun 4th weekend this year. Saturday, we spent the day at Granny and Grandaddy's pool with the whole family. Uncle Chris, Aunt Margie, and the cousins were there too. The yahoos were so excited about seeing their cousins and really had a fun time.

Jonathan got to go swimming for the first time. He was a little unsure of it, but as long as he didn't get splashed, he did fine. Wouldn't say he loved it, but he didn't hate it either.

Coleman has improved a ton in swimming since the beginning of the summer. He can keep himself upright and use his arms and legs to swim. Both boys loved the diving board this year!

The cousins all ate lunch together for the first time. Jonathan was even able to sit with the "big kids" in his booster seat. We had hot dogs and hamburgers with everything that goes along with them. Yummy!

We left Granny and Grandaddy's after supper in time to make it to the Marina Bay fireworks. We missed the pool party and cookout, but I don't think we could have packed anything else into the day. We drove up to the lookout on the street of dreams and put out our chairs and then came home to wait. This was our first year to let the boys stay up for the show, and they loved it. We made some new friends while we were waiting on the show to start.

Andrew and Coleman waiting on the show

Jonathan waiting on the show. By the time it was over, he was pretty sure his parents had lost their mind by keeping him out so late. However, he didn't cry at all and watched a lot of the show. When we got home, he got in his pajamas and went straight to sleep without a peep.

This is the view from our seats. The word is out about our fireworks show. People bring boats from all over the lake and watch them from the water. Our pediatrician was out there somewhere. He lives in the next neighborhood over, and said they plan their weekend around the show. Andrew and Coleman were too funny thinking they kept seeing Dr. Johnson. They would wave and wave at the boats after they "found" him.

I didn't make pictures of the fireworks this year. I think everyone has probably seen fireworks before. However, it was an incredible show. Andrew and Coleman kept saying each firework was their favorite. I was really expecting to have to watch from the car once the loud explosions started, but everyone did great. Brent and I kept saying we couldn't believe our neighborhood put that big of a show on. The best part was that we had the boys in bed literally ten minutes after the show ended.

Sunday we had the best service at Lakewood. That afternoon we hung out at home. We ended the holiday weekend Monday night at home with a cookout. For dessert, the boys had red, white, and blue snowcones. They were a big hit!

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