Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 4th, 2011!

I love the 4th of July!  It's become one of my favorite holidays.  This year we spent it with Russell's extended family.  We went to Aunt Vickie's for swimming and a potluck dinner.
Madylin relaxing in the pool
Morgan enjoying the sun

Nathan aka "The Fish"  He loooves to swim and isn't afraid at all!
After dinner we headed to Aunt Lynne and Uncle Max's house for homemade ice cream and fireworks.
Here is our patriotic brood. . .
(Great thing about girls- some cute leggings and last year's dresses can be used again!)
Madylin is staring at her pretty toes that cousin Crystina had just painted for her.  It took several shots to get one where she'd look up!
2 years ago this was me and 3 cousins on the 4th of July
Here are 3 of the 4 little patriotic boys from those bellies  . . . (Cody Bogh had not arrived with his parents yet unfortunately, and we didn't get another one once he had)
Braden Fisher, Luke Fisher, Nathan
We watched the fireworks from lawn chairs near the street so we could see the show at the University of Redlands.  During the show Nathan kept saying "cooool" and "spockly" (sparkly). He loved it.
My ALL-TIME favorite picture from the 4th is this from the ride home after fireworks:
He would not put this flag down.  He kept calling it his "own flag," as in when it dropped he'd say "uh-oh! Drop own flag! Drop own flag!"
Here is my favorite with some editing:


Reed and Natalie said...

Looks like you had lots of fun....we sure missed being down there this year!

what program did you use to edit that picture? just curious!

The Heitritter Family said...

Adorable! We watch the U of R fireworks from my sister-in-law's apartment that is right across the street and it feels like you are in a war zone! I've never been so close to fireworks in my life. It is a lot of fun. Your kids are too cute.

Jennifer Lomenick said...

Very cute. I love the edited picture. Glad it was a fun 4th of July!