Monday, July 5, 2010

Food+Family+Fireworks= A Good 4th of July!

This year for the Fourth of July we decided not to go to the firework shows that are put on by the city, but instead we chose to spend the evening at home as a family. After Jaime came home from work, he and I cooked steaks and italian sausage on the grill with baked potatoes, corn on the cob, baked beans, and a spinach salad. It was excellent, if I do say so myself. =)

While we cooked Aiden and Jenny played in the inflateable pool in our backyard. They splashed more water out of the pool than I've ever seen before, especially Jenny! She was trying so hard to swim and show us what she had learned at swimming lessons, that she splashed a lot of water out of the pool. Eventually I had to bring out some plastic cups of different sizes and a few strainers for them to play with so they would stop splashing so much. They had a great time, and didn't even want to get out to eat.

Jenny's swimming!

After we finished eating, we headed over to my cousin Vickie's house to swim in their inground pool and to watch them shoot off fireworks. It was a lot of fun, and I'm so glad we were able to at least see a few fireworks on Independence Day.

After we came home from their house, we put Aiden to bed (he was SUPER crabby) and Jenny, Jaime, and I made ice cream sundaes. They turned out really well, but Jenny needs more practice. She was a little slow with putting on the toppings so the ice cream was pretty melty by the time we ate them. They still tasted great though!

We had a great 4th of July, and we hope that you did too! We are really trying to enjoy our summer, especially with Jenny being in school now. Once school starts back, our time with her will be more limited, and we want to make sure we are soaking up every minute of time with her and Aiden. My babies are growing up faster than I can think, and we want to make sure we're taking advantage of every minute. Years from now there will be a Fourth of July where they want to go to their friends houses or to their boyfriend/girlfriend's houses. So for now, we are going to have plenty of fun with them while they still think we are "cool" enough to be around! Ha!

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