Sunday, July 17, 2011

The 4th...finally

Let's just pretend it's only the Tuesday after the 4th, ok? :) We had a nice 4th of July weekend. My dad and Linda spent a couple days with us. Friday nite we met them in Ames for some yummy Chinese, which I'd been craving since the boys were born.

Saturday, my dad suggested we go to the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines. It was a gorgeous day and we had a lot of fun (I'll post some pics in a different post).

Ever since we lived in Armstrong, Aaron and I feel like it's the thing to do to go to a parade on the 4th. Ames has one every year, so we headed over there. It was a beautiful day and we even scored a spot in the shade!

Following the parade, we headed out to our friends Jay and Renee's house for some lunch, squirt gun fights, rides on the gator and swimming in the pool. We had a great time and the kids were exhausted!

The nite ended with two very tired kids getting to play with sparklers for the very first time. They loved them, even though Aaron and I were a little nervous the entire time. Here are some pics of the kiddos from the 4th:



(Bowen on the left; Blake on the right) They can't lay next to each other without smacking each other in the face, which often leads to... of them crying!

Me and my boys at the parade

Jenna and Brody sporting their red, white and blue waiting for the parade. Brode just couldn't keep his eyes open!

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