Tuesday, July 10, 2012

{Happy 4th!}

{Blog update:  For all you non-instagram friends/family, I added a widget to my blog with my instagram photos. I post pictures pretty regularly on there. You have to click out of your google reader, but you can see them if you want up there by the header}

We had such a good time over 4th of July! The weather warmed up just in time.  The kids couldn't wait to get dressed in their festive gear. So we took pictures right away so I didn't have to worry about them getting dirty the rest of the day. 

Pretty darn cute kids.

We had a relaxing morning and afternoon with the kids (pedicures with Addy!), some baking for our BBQ later that day, a little yard work, and some partying decorating. 

We got this idea from Pinterest to put stars on the grass.  The original idea was to use flour with a stencil, but we opted for spray paint! It worked like a charm and so far the grass didn't suffer one bit and will be grown out to mow it over this week. 

I pulled out the decor from Carson's Minute to Win It birthday party and we had instant 4th of July party gear in a matter of minutes!  So fun for our BBQ that night.

We had two fun families over for a BBQ and fireworks, the Carvers and the Kerrs.  They have kids that line up exactly with ours and makes for such a fun time.  We all got a good laugh that Josh and Trevor coordinated outfits. The BBQ, salads and homemade ice cream were a hit and so delish!

We had quite the view of neighboring firework shows ($$$!), and we enjoyed our arsenal of sparklers, pop-its, snakes, and fountains. The kids had a blast!

We love the chance to reflect on our great country,  and we are proud to be Americans!  We love our country and are so proud to display our American flag!


Kris and Cath 7:42 AM  

So fun! Great pictures! I love these kids. I think I will add the widget for instagram! HOW cool!

Tyler 4:39 PM  

Amazing Photos!

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