Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our Fourth - 2011 Edition

We had a lovely holiday weekend, and hope you did also. We really enjoyed spending time together as a family and spending time with our wonderful friends! Fireworks were definitely a must, just wasn't sure how to go about it seeing the fourth was on a Monday, meaning we had to be up early the next day. One of Gabe's fraternity brother's and his wife, Nathan and Shannon, were in town from Houston so we met them and another couple (also fellow Red Raiders), the Morgan's, for lunch at Ozona's in Dallas and had a great time! That afternoon we ended up meeting the Hinkle's at Kaboom Town in Addison. This way we could for sure see some fireworks. By the time we arrived, it was late afternoon and it was p.a.c.k.e.d! Luckily we were meeting people there and they had saved us an awesome seat! Perfect to see the air show and a wonderful view of the fireworks! Brody loved the entertainment (and all the "air-pwanes") and especially dancing to all the music. Cash was about to fall asleep, but I took him out of the stroller to see the show. He was a perfect angel, sitting there relaxing while the fireworks show took place. What a perfect evening!

I'm the worst mom and I am not good about taking their picture together very often, something I can definitely improve on. Well, here is the attempt from the 4th of July at Kaboom Town.

We did what we could to stay cool in this Texas heat! We chewed on our monkey lovie,

we ate grapes,

drank lots of water and other beverages,

and stripped down to our diaper....well some of us did anyway!

Two of my fav people ending a great night at Kaboom Town. Too bad the traffic was AWE-FULL! We sat in traffic for 1.5 hours and Brody didn't fall asleep until midnight!!

On Monday, The Fourth, "the gang" got together to have some food, fun, and fireworks! We brought dessert to Brooke and Steve's, while they grilled out awesome pizza's, and the Colberg's brought a delicious salad! Seriously the pizza's were so good, I had to get the recipe! I opted for dessert and made an American Flag out of red velvet cupcakes. I forgot to take a pic., but they were cute with strawberries and blueberries. I cannot believe how hard I had to search for red velvet cake mix. There was only one brand and it was on the very bottom shelf. Crazy. I thought it was more popular than that. Who knew?

Here is Brody helping mommy mix the cupcake batter.

This baking is really exhausting!

At the Long's home. Cash l.o.v.e.s the big kids!

Teagan and Gavin love to play with Cash

Outside after dinner. Was very warm but not boiling outside, like it is now in August.


Cutie patooties!

We all enjoyed hanging out with great friends!

I love all three of these sweet kids and their little hineys too!

Cash was supposed to be sleeping, but he wanted to know what all was going on and wanted to monitor how much fun we were having! ;)

We love being silly!

Playing with Gavin's dog, Maya

After an awesome afternoon and evening, we all caravanned over to the McKinney fireworks. We parked on the side of the road like we have in years past. The fireworks were decent, and it wasn't too hard waking up the next day! :)


Regina said...

Sounds like a fun time! I love the 4th, but I know what you mean about kids staying up waaaayy to late! It'll be nice when they are all a bit older!

Kelly said...

I come back to this blog every day to read Lindsay's words. I miss our angel.

Jade said...

I keep coming back to Lindsay's blog hoping that I will see a new update of the boys or their weekend activities from Lindsay. I miss her so much!