Monday, July 4, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

I love holiday weekends and we have certainly stuffed a lot of fun, family, good food, and friends into this one. This Fourth of July weekend we celebrated the end of Vacation Bible School with a super fun pool party. David and Hope enjoyed staying up late for the VBS pool party. Kyle was on a sleepover with GG and Pops.
Here are David and Hope before church on Sunday in their red, white, and blue! Mike's Mom made Hope a really cute 4th of July outfit but I do not have a picture of her in it yet.

Here is Miss Priss ready for church!

On Sunday after church we gathered with my whole family at the lake for our 4th of July celebration. I have been celebrating the 4th at that lake my entire life and I love that my kids now enjoy it too. Miss Hope fell sound asleep in her Daddy's arms on the boat.

These pictures are totally out of order, but GG got David a cake so we could all celebrate his birthday! He is really into Buzz and Woody right now:)

He loves his new Razor 360 from GG and Pops.

I love this boy and I so love this picture of him blowing out his number 7 candle. Where in the world has the time gone? It makes me weepy to think that just 7 years ago our world was forever changed. I am so thankful for all the amazing life lessons God has taught us through this red-headed angel.

AFter all the birthday festivities were out of the way and the rain moved out, the boys finally got their turn to tube. Hunter went first and here is a picture of his wipeout:) Hunter is such a sweet dude to my kiddos.

Another picture of David's cute cake.

Uncle Chad and "Net Net" also brought Hope her present and here she is modeling her new princess bathing suit from them! It is so cute on her. She also insisted to wear it to the pool today.

The exciting news of the day was that David tubed solo behind the boat!!! We were so proud of him and to calm Mike's nerves we went super slow and just did big loops in front of our boat dock. He loved it and cried when it was his turn to get off. He also kept signaling for us to go faster!! HA! Chad cracked me up by saying that he looked like a gopher in that tube-the only thing you could really see was his little head poking up through the hole in the tube!

Yay David!!! We have asked him for years if he has wanted to tube and he has always said no. He shocked us by saying YES!!

Kyle loves to tube and here he is riding some big waves!

Pops was sweet enough to swim with all the boys (and Hope!) We really enjoyed our day at the lake with the whole family. The kids swam, fished, boated, and tubed together and I am so thankful that we have such a fun place to gather together as a family.

Today we had actually planned to go to Carowinds, but we have been so busy the last few days with VBS and a day at the lake, we decided to spend the 4th of July here at home. We thought Carowinds would be really hot and really crowded, so we opted to stay here. Mike took the boys to play golf this morning while the girls of the house went to the pool. We are heading to some friends house tonight for good food and fireworks. I am so thankful that this weekend we have had a chance to slow down and enjoy each other's company and our friends and family.

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