Here is Cole enjoying the parade on the Fourth of July. It is a huge tradition for the kids to save our place on the parade route. Some of the adults took turns sitting on the spot. You could lay out your blankets the afternoon of the 3rd but someone had to stay with it or the police would move everything. The older kids, like Eli, spent the night.Here are Steph and Creed with McKenzie and Ladd her fiance standing behind them.
Cousin McKenzie and Eli.
The cousins and crazy Ladd. I guess he didn't want me to take his picture. Lol
Cory and Lynette, Brett's brother and SIL. Lynette ran in a 10K that morning and came in second in her age group. These are the ones who do ironman races, marathons, triathlons, etc.. Crazy I tell ya!
Here's curios George doing the Limbo.
Look he survived it. Cory and Lynette are yelling, "Spin it, spin it, spin it." We usually yelled loud enough that they would spin the balloons in front of us.
Here is the barbeque in the backyard. We put of several flags and metal stars but I didn't really get any good pictures. Candice took everyone's picture in front of the flag you see. Wish I had one to show you, they were pretty cool.
Here is the family eating. Exciting isn't it.
More of the same but now you can see what we were eating. Yum. This is making me hungry. Cory made up some veggie burgers that Brett and I ate. They were quite good. Lots of fruit, veggies, hamburgers, polish dogs, hot dogs, chips, brownies and ice cream. Those of us trying to be good had some kind of frozen fruit thing that Cory made up. It was interesting to say the least. Not quite as good as ice cream and brownies. Ok...to be truthful, it wasn't even close.
We went to the parade and had a BBQ at our house afterward. We have been feeding the multitude lately since we had Eli's homecoming and all the kids home for a while and then fourth of July with my husband's family. Very fun and it is keeping us busy.
What else have we done? We've played games, watched movies, watched So You Think You Can Dance, (the kids watch "The Office" 3 seasons I think), went to see the play "Footloose" (it was awful), went to see "Get Smart" at the movies one night (it was fun and we liked it), Marissa and I got our hair cut, Brett and I babysat, did lots of cooking, eating, and cleaning up, took family portraits, the kids went to DI to get spy costumes and then we took spy pictures of them one night (that was a crack up...grown up kids playing dress ups. I hope they never get too old for that.), and so many other things I can't even think of. I'm off to help with the building of the tree house. I've only had to go out and help at least 10 times since I've started this post an hour and a half ago. I'll catch you later!
I forgot to mention the Lavender festival. I think I have some pictures of that but Steph posted about it on her blog if you want to check it out. Sorry I didn't link to the exact spot on her blog. I'm now off to see a play at the Hale...Little Women the musical. I love going to the Hale Theatre.