Saturday, July 12, 2008


Wow! It's hard to believe that summer is more than half over! Kaylen (and I) go back to school in less than a month! Where has the time gone!? We have been busy, busy, busy this summer as you can tell from my few and far between updates.

One of the highlights of this summer was our Fourth of July bash! We had over fifty people gathered in our backyard to enjoy a picnic, waterslide, and fireworks for the Fourth! It was so much FuN!

The table was set with my now famous (thanks to
Bethany) wrapped silverware, to kick off the festive mood. . .

Kaylen and I had a blast making this Sparkler centerpiece for the buffet.

Just a few of the dozens of people gathered in our backyard!

The waterslide!

Fearless Kaylen flying down on her belly!


Miss Avery getting in on the action! Her hair was CrAzY from the humidity that night!

Stompin' on some spap-pops with Mommy . . . great physical therapy!

Having a blast!

Kaylen's first sparklers!

Light it up Daddy!

Oooooh! Ahhhhh!

On the Fifth we headed out to the lake on our friends' boat to watch the awesome fireworks display from the water! It is sooo beautiful to see the fireworks and their reflection on the lake with nothing blocking your view! With no city lights it is completely PITCH black which makes them even more breathtaking! (It also makes for an interesting boat ride back to the dock!)

I have to say that this Fourth of July was one of my all time favorites! Avery got to stay up late and watch the fireworks from the safety of my lap and her "WOWs!" and "YAYs!" made it so, so special! I can't wait for next year!

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1 comment:

Bethany said...

WOW! It looks like you guys had a WONDERFUL time! I am so sad we now live HOURS away and couldn't take part! :( Bummer....

That slide looks like a kid's dream!! FUN!

The pictures are great! Love your centerpieces and the famous wrapped silverware!

Hope you have a great evening!

Love ya!