4th of July

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Celebrating Independence Day has long been one of my most favorite holidays and I've made it my goal that it's tied with Christmas for my family as well! How can a day filled with sunshine, fresh food, friends, family & fireworks be anything but great?

When we got to my Dad's I insisted on a family photo straight off the bat, because I knew there'd be no cooperation once my boys caught sight of the pool! Per the norm, we wore our red, white and blue.

I was wrong about the lack of cooperation though, because my Dad asked for a picture as well and Isaac cheerfully obliged . . . Ezra, not as much!

Considering she was awake and happy, Tony and I thought it was a great time to get Miri in the pool for the first time. Both boys had their first dip when they were around 3 months old too!

Unfortunately, she just wasn't a huge fan, even though the water was nice and warm!

She tolerated it for a little bit. Just a little bit.

But it turned out, I was just a little off in evaluating her schedule and little miss was quite tired.

While she napped, everyone else continued the party.

Ezra loved the option of being able to climb into this little pool, which had bath temperature water.

After her nap, Miriam had some awesome out of the pool, post bath hair.

From there we moved on to our favorite get together with friends!

The boys' favorite part? Water guns!

Isaac loved being able to run around and soak people.

While Ezra needed some assistance.

We never quite know who will be in attendance, but it's always good food and conversation.

After which, we headed back towards home for fireworks!

My Mom and Dusty went camping this year, so we did our traditional walk through the park, as opposed to sitting with the RV.

It was a fantastic 4th!


Unknown said...

Leah... Miri is absolutely GORGEOUS. I am serious... I have NEVER seen a baby that beautiful.

Kristal said...

These pictures are amazing!! What a great day. And I say this all the time, but Miri's hair is outrageous! I couldn't love it more. :)

Lauren said...

seriously, Miri is beautiful! and her hair...oh that hair!

your family is gorgeous, it looks like you had a fabulous 4th!

Julia Goolia said...

I die over your daughter, Leah. You know this.

What a fun day!!! And of course, great pictures to go along.

Jeannie said...

What a fantastic weekend! Great photos....and Mr. Isaac reminds me so much of my Henry :) Harper is not a pool fan either; even at 16 months. It's a battle every time. I'm hoping she grows out of it :)

Sarah Louise said...

It looks like you guys had a great 4th. I love the picture of you and Miri laying next to each other AND I think Isaac looks a lot like your Dad :)


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