Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 4th... with my favorite 4!!

Well, 5 if you count Matt... but you get the idea!! Ha! I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! I know we did!

Matt had a 3 day weekend so we decided to head up to the mountains for a quick camping trip with the kiddos! My family was camping near Woods Canyon Lake. We drove up Friday morning. The weather was beautiful and the kids were being SO good. We were there for a bout 2 hours when it happened. The clouds rolled in and it poured... then hailed!! Yes... Hail!! In July! It was crazy! We ran for cover in my parents' trailer and waited for it to stop. It slowed to a sprinkle after about 30 minutes, and the ground was one giant mud puddle. NOT ideal when camping with four kids 4 and under! Haha! Matt and decided that it would be best to just head home. We drove 2 hours to get there, stayed 2 hours, and then drove 2 hours home! Haha! I didn't even have time to take any pictures! It was still fun though.

Our 4th started out pretty quiet. We were all still tired from our day trip so we just lounged around the house. Kaleb and I went to the grocery store. We made red, white, and blue cupcakes to share with our family at the fireworks. We got dressed in red, white, and blue. (So much fun with Kassidy!!)

We popped poppers and threw snaps out front on the driveway. The kids liked that!

Then we loaded up our little ones and headed to the park for the fireworks. Every year we meet up with my brother and sister and their families.

It is always a lot of fun! This year was no different.

The kids ran wild, squirting each other with water bottles.

We all ate cupcakes and played with glow sticks.

Then we cuddled up and watched the fireworks show.

It was really special this year because our family is complete.

I just sat back and watched the expressions on all of my kids faces.

It is so fun to see them take it all in.

I am a major traditionalist. I love making memories for my family. It was fun to have our first 4th of July as a complete family.