|Fourth of July|
We started our Fourth of July with the Trophy Club parade with my mom.
It makes me laugh how Emma closes her eyes like this now when she's saying "cheese" for a picture.
|Horses! Of course, Isaac's favorite part of the parade.|
After the parade, we went to my parent's house to swim. Uncle Nate came, too!
Emma used to be so shy around Nate, but now she can't get enough of him!
Neither can Isaac!
After lunch & more swimming, the kids took long naps. Then, we headed over to our friend's house for dinner.
Look at these little firecrackers! Isaac's face is about as red as his shirt. :)
We all drove up to Lake Grapevine to watch the fireworks!
|The boys had fun hunting for grasshoppers. Isaac kept saying, "I found a green one! And green is my favorite color!|
|Emma crawled into the double stroller and made baby Amelia giggle.|
Thankful for this great crew of friends!
As soon as the fireworks started, we realized we were in the wrong spot. There was a large bank of trees across the lake that was blocking most of the fireworks, and we could see just the top of each firework. So, we packed up all six kids (no small feat!) and quickly drove to a nearby neighborhood where we could see them at the end of the street. The kids thought it was pretty special to sit on top of the van!
(Dave called this our redneck Fourth of July.)
Even though fireworks didn't quite go as planned, we still had a lot of fun with the Sawyers. It was definitely a night of fireworks we won't forget. :)
On our way home, Dave remembered that we had a few sparklers left over from my sister's wedding nearly two years ago. I thought Isaac & Emma would fall asleep on the way home from Grapevine, but they were still wide awake. We told them to wait in the driveway for a surprise. While Dave and I grabbed the sparklers and started to light them, I checked on the kids. They were sitting on the driveway and waiting so patiently.
11:30 at night on the Fourth of July, and my kids are doing "cheers" with their sparklers.
I'd say that makes for a great Fourth!