Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July Weekend

We had a great 4th of July weekend!!! Our best friends from OK came into town for the weekend and stayed with us, The Perry's (Travis, Erin, Emma, and new baby Sam!). We had so much fun and stayed really busy! Friday night, we all went to eat at Shane's favorite pizza place Gusano's and then off to watch the Rogers Fireworks show. The kids had fun and the show was great.
For the 4th of July, every year our culdesac has a street party where we all bring our grills around front, decorate patriotically and eat some really good food! Then we end the night with all the men becoming kids again and shooting the insane amount of fireworks that we spent too much money on =)!! The show was great, if you completely disregard all the extremely, sweaty and scared out of their minds children climbing on their mama's trying to hold ear plugs in =). It was a great way to spend the 4th with our family and friends!! Here are tons of pictures from our event filled weekend!!!

Friday morning - Poppy and Jace took Owen to have his haircut. Now, if you remember the last hair cut, things got out of hand and Owen was completely buzzed! After some threatening from me and Mom, Jake and Jace did really well in making sure he got the correct hair cut AND took pictures....


Handsome boys - Jace is back with Mom and Jake for 6 months and we are happy to have him around again - since he has been back - he got braces and 2 inches cut off his hair -he is growing up fast!!!Pictures from Friday night watching the fireworks show! The Perry's and us have a pact that between Owen and Emma and then Sam and Bree - WE WILL HAVE A MARRIAGE ONE DAY!!!

Owen and EmmaClaire and EmmaMom and JaceOwen found a Bible in the back of the van and was preaching =)This is pretty much what I did all weekend, held baby Sam and LOVED IT!! I am so ready for my sweet angel to get here!!!A shot at our house and the culdesac at the beginning of the 4th of July Party! We have great neighbors with tons of kids, 10 including our 2 all around the same ages!Claire all decked out in her 4th of July gear! Trying for a brother sister shot...I have always loved the kids in red white and blue!There we go =)...Shane grilling away!!Owen being patriotic (NOT taking down my decorations =))Snoozing Sam =)Claire and Emma!Starting the sparklers!

My camera died and I did not get any night shots, but it was great! Just think, next year, we will have an almost one year old little girl dressed in her red, white and blue all over the place =)!! I did realize this weekend, that this pregnant mama is not handling the heat that well and I am starting to slow down some. I have hit it in high gear and starting picking up all the last essentials we need for Bree's arrival! I am 31 weeks and we should see her in 6-7 weeks!!!!

Have a great day!!!

12 comments:

amywelborn said...

Great pics, love Claire's fourth of July bow!!! You have great neighbors...looks like a lot of fun!

Lindsey said...

Awww sooo cute! The kids get cuter and cuter every time! Fun weekend!=)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Awe, great photos and it looks like you guys had a blast!

Jessica said...

What a great weekend!!! Glad the kids had fun. I have great 4th of July memories with my dad in Ohio and you kids will also remember all the fun.

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

I love Claire and Owen's outfits...they are super cute! I'm glad you all had a wonderful 4th of July...great pictures!

My name is Megan... said...

Love Claire's headband! What a fun party!

Hollie said...

looks like a great weekend! you all always look like you have such fun parties!

i know you're so excited for sweet baby bree to get here!
i love your upstairs decor and all of their bedrooms. great job!

Tara Gibson said...

great pictures of the kids on the 4th! their outfits are adorable! Claire looks older and older and i dont think i like it haha.

AmyT said...

looks like so much fun!!!! I know you're getting excited about bree!!! I know the summer time is so hot being preggo - both of my girls came in August (the end) YUCK!!!!

Maggie said...

Great pictures, Rachel!! The kids are so cute in their outfits. That is such a fun tradition in your neighborhood!! =)

Suzette said...

What a fun neighborhood to live in! Love all the pics!

Stay cool in this heat!

Heather said...

Love the pictures! Glad that you had a good 4th!! The kids look so cute!