Sunday, July 8, 2012

our fourth of july

Our forth was a blast. My parents told the kids there was a surprise waiting for them so to come over early. The kids had a hard time going to bed they were so excited.

We woke up and put on our red white and blue.
(getting a picture with Amelia's hands out of her mouth is close to impossible...she likes to see how many fingers she can fit in at a time.)

Elijah loves to hug on his sisters. It usually ends up with them laughing and rolling around on the ground.

Then we made it over to my parents for the surprise....the rented a huge water slide for the day.

It was such a fun treat. And I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, the kids or the dads. 
(nay wanted to go with granddad, but once they got to the top she wasn't so sure.)

I think Elijah spent six hours on this thing...he kept going until the man came to take it away. 

Celebrating holidays with little ones is a little different than just a few years ago when it was just us. They were so tired that they crashed right after dinner and didn't stay up to see any fireworks. 

I watched for a little bit in our front yard. I love the fourth. It's one of my favorite holidays and I can't watch fireworks going off without imagining what the first Independence day was like. Imagining the bittersweetness of celebrating our freedom, but after such sacrifice. What a blessing to be an American.


{cuppakim} said...

ok. how fun are your parents.
i wish i was there to ride the waterslide.
that is amazing!

i am so jealous!

and your kids are adorable!!! loving their festive RW&B!!!

hannah singer said...

awesome fourth!! the kiddos are super adorable in their red white and blues! and the little boots? dying.

hooray for america!! xo

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Your kids are so cute! Love that your parents rented a waterslide!!! So fun! The 4th is one of my favorite days also!

Jessica Johnson said...

OKAY??! Best grandparent award goes to...

So awesome!!!

And super cute kiddos. Glad you had a nice 4th!

kaylee@life chasers said...

Shut the front door! That is amazing!!!!
And the kids are as darling as ever.

Kelly said...

did you go on the slide jess? they are so fun. next year i'm renting one. ;) what a great idea.

i love the pic of elijah and vanessa it radiates love.

Denise said...

renting a water slide! what a blast. i'm going to have to steal that idea... and those little red boots!

katygirl said...

Dying over the slide. I would have gone down that non-stop. That is so awesome. Love this! Thanks for linking up.

christiejayne said...

How fun!! Looks like a blast!

brittany said...

wow, that water slide was an AWESOME surprise for the kiddos. they are so cute!!

Jamie Skaates said...

What an amazing surprise! I hope to be half as cool as your parents are some day :)

Emily Anderson said...

So sweet and fun!! What an awesome day! :-)

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