July 5, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

I just love the 4th of July!! It's right up there with my favorite holidays. I love the meaning, the way it seems to really kick of summer-time, the food, the time spent with family, and especially the fireworks!

This year, some of our sweet friends invited us over for a delicious brunch! They have 3 little ones of their own, and Graham had such a good time running around with them. Amy went all out and had the yummiest spread of french toast, bacon, fruit, hash browns, coffee and juice. Everything was so cute and good!!!

Sweet Bennett, he is just a year older than Graham.

Claire decked out for her 1st Fourth of July!

The Hilton Family, they look so cute in their Red, White and Blue!!

Amy and Addison

Addison Claire holding Claire Addison! I think it's so cute that they have the same name,
just transversed! :) I would just die to have those curls!!!  

Amy and Ben

Amy and I

Adorable Garrett, the youngest Hilton :)

Chad was drying off Graham! He was such a sweaty mess!!

You can see why... :)

After we visited for a while, we headed home to (hopefully) get Graham down for a nap before the celebration with Chad's family at 3. He didn't really nap, but he still had a great time swimming and playing with his cousins. Every year his Aunt and Uncle host a 4th of July pool party, and it is always a blast. It was so fun. We ate barbecue and visited and a lot of the family met Claire for the first time. I even found Graham's bib from his first 4th of July, so she got to sport that. :)

Cooling off in the pool :)

Claire and her Grandma :)

We left around 6 so Graham could take a quick nap before we met up with my parents for fireworks. No such luck with the nap again (except for the 10 min. nap during the drive home) I have no idea how this kid had the energy to stay up for fireworks, but he did!

Getting ready to watch the fireworks!

We met up with my parents at a local golf course that has the best fireworks show. We sprawled out our towels on the green and watched the show. Graham was scared at first, but eventually warmed up to them :) I was surprised because he LOVED the fireworks on New Years!

The best family shot we could get :)

Love my girl!

A little nervous about the fireworks at first

It was a great show!!

Graham also got to climb up in the firetruck that was there. My dad used to be the chief of the local fire department, and he knew the firefighters that were there. :)
After the fireworks were over, we headed home with one TIRED little two year old, and one crying little 3 month old! Thankfully, Graham slept hard as a rock, and didn't get up until 9 this morning! :)

Happy 4th of July!!!

1 comment:

Christina said...

Glad you guys had a great holiday. Looks like you had tons of fun. Graham looked like one sleepy boy at the end.