Tuesday, July 19, 2011

4th of July

I know this is WAY overdue...but I gotta get it on my blog!  We had a great time over the 4th of July weekend.  The 4th is our favorite holiday around here because Seth and I (and now our girls too) love being outside in the pool and we LOVE a good cookout!  We started off the weekend celebrating Seth's birthday with a banana pudding (his choice) and a hamburger cookout.  We swam all weekend long in this Texas 100+ weather!  On the 4th, Seth did ribs for the whole family and we spent the day with good music, drinks, food, pool tricks, and lots of fun!  We ended the night with some fireworks, which we had to wake up the girls in order for them to see it!  Jules even BEGGED to go to bed after seeing about 2 go off!  We had a great weekend celebrating our wonderful country.  I am now ready for summer to start winding down!  3 weeks of 100 degrees makes me want to move!!!!  We can't take it anymore!!!!  :)

Seth and his baby girl!

I made this banana pudding for Seth for his birthday because that was his birthday dessert of choice.  
It was VERY yummy!

Mimi trying P out in the baby toy.  She didn't LOVE it...yet!

What a sight!  I love having our family (Minus Aunt KK) all together in the pool!  We just have the very best time together!  We are so blessed with all of these fun girls that make every holiday so very special!

Daddy and Paisley

Seth and Layton and the girls

Here are my All-American girls before church that Sunday!

Girls ready to swim on the 4th!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of my Dad with the girls!  
He is such a great Papaw and they love him so much!

With Mimi and Papaw

swinging the day away

Pouty faces! I think we were trying to make Jules smile for a picture!

I adore her 3 year old body!

Jillian going off the board


Jules...our little daredevil...is fully swimming and jumping off the diving board with no life jacket!  
At just turning 3, this girl can swim and keep up with her sister and all her cousins!  She is our water baby!

Papaw and P

I think she wants to swim too!

Me and Seth looking like we've been at the pool all day!

Papaw making homemade peach ice cream!  My mom has the best recipe and Papaw does the freezing!  

Seth and Jules

Me and Summer
This isn't the best picture (um...pool hair!), but we SO rarely get in one together!

Yummy ice cream!

All Done!

Ms. Sweet Tooth and her dessert

Mimi and Ansley playing in the pool

The BFF's sharing a little treat

No 4th is complete without blue and red toenails!

And this is a picture of my girls at about 6:30 pm on the night of the 4th!  3 whole days swimming in this Texas heat can really take it out of a young girl.  But, we PROMISED to wake them for the fireworks.

Seth and I moved to a new house last summer right smack dab in the middle of our neighborhood!  We love our location, because we are in walking distance of all the major celebrations!  Well, this year, we were able to camp out right on our front lawn to watch the fireworks right over our heads!  It is so fun!  This is a view from our lawn chairs (complete with fan)...and that is our house to the left.

Jillian powering through the sleepiness.  Little sister...not so much!

She LOVES summer!

Both girls resting before

Seth and a very umimpressed Jules.  She went in immediately after this picture!!!


Brandi said...

Wow, looks like tons of fun!!! You seriously have the cutest kids!!

marcy said...