Since the 4th was on a Sunday this year I picked up these dresses at Kohls a few weeks before for the girls to wear to church and I LOVED them! Nathan already had lots of patriotic clothes to wear. I had the kids all done up for church and had french braided the girls hair and was about to take pictures when Morgan came running down the hall, tripped on her shoes and went head first right into the corner of the door jam. She had a huge egg on her forehead and took a good 20 minutes to console, making us late for church and I wasn't able to take any pictures. After church we went to Russell's Aunt Lynne's house to have homemade ice cream and watch the University of Redlands fireworks show from her front lawn. I was able to take a few shots of the kids, but they were uninterested and messy by that point. Oh well, this is what we got . . .
We had just gotten home from our trip to Arizona the night before and I got food poisoning on the way home (thought I was gonna die in Blythe!!) so when we got home we pretty much just went to bed with no thought of the next day. In the morning I remembered that Morgan had grown out of all her church shoes (again!) so all the girls could wear to church was their cheap white flip-flops. So Russell washed them up for me and I tied on a bunch of patriotic ribbons and I think they turned out super cute!
Nathan wasn't keen on taking any more pictures at this point, so here is the boy in another patriotic outfit, just to be fair
Love the 4th of July, love my family, and love this country!