As I'm sure many of you were struggling with, the 4th fell on a weird day this year, Wednesday. Boo! Because of the placement of the holiday, we were unable to get out of town like we usually do. I have spent a total of two 4th of Julys at home in my whole life. We have spent the 4th in Michigan at the family lake house every year. Because of this drastic change, we didn't really know what to do with ourselves when the holiday rolled around. We toyed with the idea of going either the weekend before or after, but it didn't really work out for the rest of my fam. So...in Cincinnati we stayed. It was different, but good. Now, don't get me wrong, we haven't had the most perfect 4th of Julys in Michigan, like our aptly named "4th of July from Hell" of 2008. Read about that HERE! Ugh! What a mess that was. But then we have 4th like THIS ONE and THIS ONE. I just freaking love The Lake <3. Anyway...here is our very vanilla, but enjoyable 4th celebration this year...in photos...
hours spent at the local pool
We brought along T's good buddy, Landon. It was a nice test of if we could handle 3 kids. I think we did swimmingly :) pun intended :)
Our swimming diva
What's a 100 degree day at the pool without a little Spongebob popsicle...and a messy and staining one at that!
My patriotic kiddos
Some age-appropriate "fireworks" with Uncle Fred
The Cross Family, us and Uncle Fred lighting fireworks
Our two little superheros were there to rescue anyone in need of assistance
Daddy and his princess enjoying the display
Miss Kristie giving a sparkler "tutorial"
good ole sparkler fun
B and me (looking tre old...ick...this was the best of 4) need anti-wrinkle cream...stat! recommendations?!
B and new addition, baby Liam
Happy Birthday, America! How did you spend your 4th of July?