Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Fun on the Fourth

We had a busy Fourth of July weekend! We started out by celebrating Margo's 3rd birthday with a Snow White party at our house on Saturday evening. That was followed up by our town's fireworks display. (I hope to do a post on Margo's birthday happenings soon.) On Sunday we went to church. Madeline was acolyte and then she, Lydia, Margo, cousin Caroline and I arranged flowers from the altar to deliver to nursing home residents. Sweet cousin Avery also made her first appearance in our church's nursery :) We had lunch at Grandma's and spent the afternoon visiting.

On Monday we participated in our neighborhood 4th of July parade. Here are the cousins lined up and ready to go: Caroline, Madeline, Margo and Lydia

There were lots of friends and neighbors who showed up for the parade. Here's Madeline with her friend Aubrey.

Lydia with her friend Anna and their first grade teacher, Mrs. C. They were so happy to see Mrs. C and her little baby, Reaves.

The firetruck led the way and the kids were right behind it. They did a great job keeping up.

Grandma and Avery were spectators from Grandma & Grandpa's front yard. Madeline rushed over to see little Miss Avery.

Margo enjoys an icee pop after the parade. The Ashley family hosts this parade each year and has nice refreshments afterwards and it is a good time for everyone to cool off and mingle.

Avery joined us after the parade. Look how much she's grown. She is the sweetest baby. All you have to do is talk to her and she will flash a huge smile :)

Aunt Catherine with her two girls. Last year at this parade was when we found out that Catherine was pregnant with baby #2 (Avery). She had Caroline dressed in a cute patriotic shirt that said Big Sister to Be. As you can tell, Caroline loves her baby sister.

David worked yesterday, so he missed the parade. We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner and made homemade ice cream. After dinner I snapped some pics of the girls and then we took a family bike ride.

Here's sweet Annie getting some lovin' from Madeline during pictures.

Margo in her red white and blue.

To finish off the evening, we did sparklers. The girls loved this! Hope you all had a happy holiday.

God Bless the USA!!!!

1 comment:

Grandma said...

It was a great, hot day! I am glad all my beautiful grandchildren had a good time. Brayden shoulda been there, too.