Monday, July 7, 2008

Top Ten Reasons to Love the 4th of July

1. Parades with Policemen, Firemen, cool cars, & candy!

2.Swimming pools (even the 'baby' kind)

3. Kites!

4. Hotdogs, Italian sausages, and the good ol' charcoal grill

5. Mouths FULL of teeth

6. Naps

7. Texas Roadhouse

8. Fireworks

9. The independence and freedom of our great country

10. Family!

Pictures from our day

Colin and Cameron, flying kites, with the help of Ethan and Daddy
left to right: Cameron, Colin (with his kite) and Ethan

Colin flying his kite; Cameron chasing his
Baby E, trying to figure out how he can get in on this action
Cameron, successfully flying his kite!
"That thing is the coolest "

The wrong way to fly a kite:
Exhibit #1
Exhibit #2
Dinner at Texas Roadhouse in Champaign, right before the fireworks
Daddy and his boys

At the fireworks!
(Such a beautiful mouth full of teeth Cameron had *sigh*)
Me and my mom....a.k.a. Grandma MJ
"Whooooaaa.....that may possibly be even cooler than the kite"
Grandma MJ watching the display with Cameron and Col
Col, E and Daddy

Mommy and E
It was a really beautiful show
"Those aren't going to come any closer to me, are they Daddy?"
"Oh, look at that one!"

"These are kind of loud, no one minds, I am just going to cover my ears with my flipflops for a few minutes."
Hope you all had as great of a day as we did....Happy Birthday, America!


Homegrown Tribe said...

glad you had a wonderful time.... i love the family picture. :)


Julie said...

Looks like you had a great time! (Any evening that includes Texas Roadhouse AND fireworks just HAS to be good!)