Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone is having a very happy 4th! Eddie was off today so we slept in and just chilled out most of the day. My brother and his fiance came over with the 4-wheeler to go riding in the back of the neighborhood and took each of the kids for a ride. They love that! This evening we went to my parents house for a BBQ. It was just my sister Katie, her son Jay, my brother Rush and his fiance Jesse and of course Eddie, me and the kids. My parents are still living in New Jersey but my sister is living in the house taking care of it while they are gone. It was supposed to be a BBQ but it had been raining and we weren't sure what the weather would be tonight so we just had hotdogs cooked on the stove! I made some potato salad and strawberry cupcakes and we had beans and chips also. It wasn't the same as a BBQ but it worked. Around 8:30 the neighbors across the lake started their firework show. Every year it seems to get better and better. We are all guessing that he spends at least $2000 for this display on the 4th and he also does one on New Year's eve. So we sat outside watching all of these huge fireworks set off over the lake. The kids popped their little fireworks as well. My brother usually buys about $300 worth but he didn't get any this year. The rain did hold off though so that was good.

We got home about 10, got cleaned up and in our jammies when I hear Chase calling me to Brenden's room to "come see". Logan had gotten into the snap poppies and had dumped them all over Bren's bed. He had also put on one of Bren's shoes and was trying to stomp on the snap pops to make them pop! ON the bed! Thank goodness we hadn't put his clean sheets on yet! I thought it was pretty funny...Bren did not! He worked really hard today cleaning his room up! Ah, but it cleans up! That's what he is doing in the picture above. (Someone needs to tell me how to put the pic where I want it! I want it here, not up there!)
Ok, well hope everyone had a safe & happy 4th. Hard to believe that in 4 days I will be 36!
Goodnight =)