Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Fourth

For the past 5 years, we have invited all of our family and friends over to our house for a BBQ, and to watch fireworks from the comfort of our cul-de-sac. The church by our house always put on a spectacular show, and we had prime viewing. I loved being able to be inside our air-conditioned home, not having to fight crowds, and being able to put a cranky baby to bed if it was needed. Imagine my dissapointment when I went to send out an EVITE a few weeks ago, only to find out that they had CANCELLED their show! I was so bummed, and had NO IDEA what we were going to do. I checked into all the local events, but nothing seemed remotely entertaining except for the drive-in...which Shawn vetoed because he didn't want to sit in the heat!
At the last minute we decided to go over to Nancy's house, and use her pool & BBQ with our friends the Macnab's. I am so glad that they decided to come out and celebrate with us! We used to do alot together, but between having a baby, and now Sherry being sick & pregnant...it hasn't happened in a while. It was nice to catch up a bit. The kids had alot of fun in the pool & the food was yummy (thanks to Dina & Ty.) We cleaned up and headed to find a place to view some fireworks.
We ended up in a church parking lot. We got out our camping chairs, found a nice spot in the grass, and waited for the show to begin. Ironically, right when the show began...the sprinklers turned on!! Luckily, we didn't get wet, but we did have to move. They had started the show a little bit later than planned, so Caden got a little tired near the end. I couldn't resist snapping a few photos of him.
So despite our plans being spoiled in the beginning, our day turned out rather well. Oh...and now we have something to look forward to on Labor Day because that is when the church by our house is now going to be doing their fireworks show. Anyone up for a BBQ? Mark your calendars for August 30th, and come on over!

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Crazymamaof6 said...

fun day! glad it turned out well for you guys! it wasn't too bad , and cooled off really fast with the mega dust storm. but swimming is cooler in the end.

Within These Walls said...

What cute pictures! I love the one of Thomas in the pool and the ones of Caden asleep in his chair are priceless!

Amy said...

Look like a great day. Your kiddos are SO cute. Love the pic of Caden falling asleep. Poor boy.

Andrea said...

Sounds like you had a great day!

Caden looks so cute & funny asleep in his chair! That's about how my hubby looks when he falls asleep too!! ha ha ha

miller care(y)t tops said...

happy belated bday!! and those donuts looked so heavenly- yum!

Mariah said...

The last pic is hilarious of caden! the pool that you guys were in lokked like the melzer, or should i say the kathryn and ryan melzer pool its like the exact same pool?! i think the sprinklers should of been ckecked to be off when the show started. ha-:)

Tonya said...

Great family picture! Love the pictures of Caden falling asleep during the fireworks.

Matt & Staci said...

Glad you had a fun 4th!

Why did the church switch their fireworks to Labor Day? Thats weird...but yes...something fun to look forward to!

Samantha said...

Oh, that last picture of Caden was hilarious. I could not stop laughing. Good job getting that picture. Thanks for all the birthday tips. I will save some of these ideas for the fall when our birthdays come one right after the other.

Katie J. Layton said...

I was hoping we would make it to the annual Aker 4th shin dig. We didn't have much going on this year for the 4th even though it turned out to be tons of fun too. I love the picture of Kaden.

Cindy said...

Your little Thomas is totally adorable!!! He looks so happy in the pool! I love all the pictures!!

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