Sunday, July 6, 2008

Weekly Winners - Fourth of July Edition

Jay just happened to have the day off on July 4th this year, and we had a wonderful day. We didn't have any big plans, so we decided to go out to the Greenfield parade because the 'burb we live in doesn't have their parade ON the 4th.

waiting for the parade
You know we all wore patriotic shirts.

The kids all picked up TONS of candy thrown by the folks in the parade.

picking up goodies

Will got his first parade goodies, too!

getting his first parade candy

After the parade, the fam headed off to the park for more fun.

family pic

We had some snacks

stopping for a snack

and the older boy played on the inflatable, uh, stuff.

jumping on the jumpoline

climbing in the maze

Yes, I know this one looks really obscene. That's why I took it.
Hubby and I were laughing our butts off.

After a late lunch and free ice cream sandwiches, we wrestled shoes back on the kids

wrestling his shoes on

and went home for a rest.

resting with Dad

Later, we went back to the park to eat dinner and snag our spots for fireworks.

eating dinner

The kids ran around and played and shared some cotton candy

eating cotton candy

but Will didn't like it. A consistency thing...

I amused myself by taking pictures in the long light.

goofy face

peaceful - for once

Finally it was dark!

waiting for the show to start

These were Will's first fireworks - he was only 4 months old last year.

fireworks 2

He wasn't scared at all. He really liked them!

fireworks 1

It was the perfect American holiday. Well, perfect except for Will peeing on my lap during the fireworks show, but I'll take it just the same!

Hope all of you had a great 4th of July!

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THopgood said...

I don't like cotton candy either. Makes my teeth hurt.

And boy does your son looked "pooped" (pun intended) crack myself up...

What a great family date!

R.L.Scovens said...

I really enjoyed your photos!!

Tom said...

Great pictures Colleen. Looks like you guys had a blast.

Christy said...

Looks like a fun holiday! Both my babies were in bed before the fireworks even started. I am a mean mommy.

P.S. He loves you... said...

Sounds like a great family day! Cute pix of boyz!

Love the butt shot?!

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

Gah. You totally copied my "coming out of the butt" picture from last week. GAH! ;)

Adorable pics all the same.

lisaschaos said...

Looks like a great day! And a long one. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, that weird inflatable had me in stiches! What on earth was IT? Looks like a fun day.

keiki3 said...

Love the shots at dusk...

Kelly said...

He peed on your laptop!!! OMG funny!!!

Kim said...


JIC- Kimmylyn

Melissa said...

what IS that thing your son is coming out of??? Very funny looking. Glad you had a good day!

Breanne Vasquez said...

So cute - love the pics.