Fourth of July

Lake, family, friends, fireworks and way too much food is how we celebrated the 4th of July.  The kids skipped naps, played in the water until their fingers and toes were perfectly shriveled up and stayed up way past all of our bed times.  I am sad to report that Jack is not a water baby.  I am not sure where this came from and I don't like it one bit.  Olivia would float in the water for hours, but Jack fusses the whole time he is in the water for the most part.  Since he is the happiest, easiest baby ever he gets a pass on this one for now.  Everyone else enjoyed splashing and playing the day away.

We took the big girls inner tubing, but Olivia and Ava weren't feeling it.  They liked hanging on the boat with the mamas just fine.

Big news! Jack started walking last week!  He wobbled around all weekend with his patriotic self.
We did fireworks and sparklers Sunday evening.  Olivia was mesmerized by all of it.  Just one more holiday that is exponentially more fun seeing it through your child's eyes.
Before we left I took Olivia and Jack down to the waters edge and let the play on the rocks and sandy beach there.  Jack was of course trying to eat sand and drown himself so Chad took him back to the house.  Olivia and I stayed down there and threw rocks in the water for a while longer.  She had the best time.  I love her adventurous little spirit.

We had such a fun weekend with the whole family and I feel so blessed to live in this great country.  I am so grateful to all of the men and women to give their lives so we can live in the land of the free!
Happy Birthday America!

I am headed back to the lake this weekend for a girl's trip.  This is my first time to leave the kids and I am kind of nervous about it.  I am so excited for some adult time, but I sure am going to miss my babies! I don't know if the lake will be the same without this sweet face there with me!

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