Van LOVED the fireworks this year!
CL was less then impressed and slept through most of the display
the firework display was a lot shorter this year then normal, but there were tons of big ones!
My nephew B- he LOVED sparklers and i burned my thumb countless times lighting almost 100 of those suckers
E and A after the fireworks.. traffic was horrible after the fireworks so rather then sitting in the car fighting traffic for an hour we went back to the park and the kids played til almost 11 pm before heading back to our house to do even more sparklers (what can i say...we love to party!)
some friends from church had these things that lit on fire and they would grow... they were totally gross, but of course since my kids are pyros.... they had Jaren see how many could be stacked on top and still light and Jaren totally got into seeing how many they could light at once...
my nephews! On the way back into town we stopped at an old navy and got all the cousins matching shirts! (I am such a dork, I know, but I was really excited abt. it!)
our towns patriotic concert... we played the real 1812 overture but had to use a computer for the cannon sounds... the town wouldnt even let us use the fake cannon that they use at football games...
We had so much fun with the cousins here! We went blueberry picking...
gotta love child labor! they helped me pick 10 pounds of berries!
B quickly gave up on picking though!
and van only ate... their buckets were still empty when we left an hour later
and we swam almost every day!
and we celebrated A's 9th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY A!!!
CL enjoyed the dessert!
When it was time for cousins to go home, Their mom met us in a nearby town midway from Johns sister Stephanie. She brought her family up for a dinner one evening. I got to see all of my nieces and nephews this week, a totally rare event! We had such a great time with the boys this week! Thanks for sharing them Mike and Lauren!!