By: Jennifer Murray

Our “Four”th of July Weekend

It’s a picture heavy post, and it’s a week late, but I don’t think you’ll mind… Fourth of July was SO MUCH FUN this year (even though I was only about 60%ish recovered).  We spread it out over the entire weekend and were able to make our rounds to see both sides of the family. Here’s the weekend breakdown in pictures and a few subtitles:

Friday:

Friday started with a BANG, as we had a small (and I mean small like a few Roman Candles, a fountain, and a couple of Saturn Missiles) fireworks show in the backyard, after the boys devoured a Funnel Cake at our local carnival.  The boys are still a little sensitive to loud noises, but they no longer are fearful of them.

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It’s soooooooo nice to be a family again! 

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SATURDAY:

Saturday I was feeling well enough to make my first little road trip to Southern Indiana to Brad’s sister and brother in-law’s house to cook out with family and watch the boys have water fights. (A convenient time to only be a spectator!)

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Of course our little athlete, Isaac, would much rather play sports over getting wet with his bros, if someone is willing to play with him. But that didn’t stop the other three (or Aunt Kristy)!

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Water Balloons, Sprinklers, and Good Old Fashioned Plastic Containers Filled with Water = Great 4th of July Memories!

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Bravo, on the ribs, Ryan! Bravo!

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The Goobers thought the Ladder Balls worked better as headphones.

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The boys enjoyed the firework show so much the night before, we decided to stay late enough for some more Chinese magic.

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Monday:

As tradition would predict, our 4th of July Parade started out rainy…

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But the sun came out just in time!

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We were able to meet up with a family we met at last year’s parade, The LeFebvre’s. We’ve been blessed by their family of 7 and thankful for their kindred spirits!  

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Our future politicians! (Henry, Isaac, Brooks, and Clark)

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After the parade, we traveled to Covington to be with my family for the afternoon.  On the 4th, flying the flag on your sun visor is a MUST! =) 

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My parent’s backyard held so many memories for me, it’s so FUN to see my boys making memories of their own here!

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“Covington Grandma” gives THE BEST pep talks!

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Checking out the fighter plane at the VFW before heading back home with Aunt Sandy to see the BIG town fireworks.

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Overall, it was a fantastic holiday with these sweet brothers! So thankful they have the opportunity to grow up in this “Land that I Love”!

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13 Responses to “Our “Four”th of July Weekend”

  1. Crystal
    July 11, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I adore 4th of July pictures! Love the one of them in front of town hall.

    • QuatroMama
      July 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

      That’s my favorite too, Crystal! Thanks so much! <3

  2. Courtney
    July 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    I don’t mind picture heavy posts at all! And you got some GREAT ones! Looks like an AWESOME weekend! They really are sweet brothers! 🙂

    • QuatroMama
      July 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

      They are sweet brothers – so thankful for the blessing of their lives and getting to spend holidays making memories with them!

  3. Sandy
    July 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Great times; great memories! Had a blast sharing the holiday with all of you! Tx so much for letting me celebrate w u!

    • QuatroMama
      July 11, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

      Soooo glad to spend it with YOU! Glad you came for an overnight too – made it even better. Love you, Sis! (Always shocked and excited when you leave a comment!)

  4. Jennifer McDougal
    July 11, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    I love, love, love to see your boys’ smiling faces. Glad to see you upright and happy, too. Looks like a great weekend all around. We love the 4th too!

    • QuatroMama
      July 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

      Those smiles make my day too! Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Jen!

  5. kate
    July 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I.AM.IN.LOVE.WITH.THESE.BOYS!

    • QuatroMama
      July 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

      And we are in LOVE with YOU! <3

  6. Barbara Manatee
    July 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Love the pic of all the boys on the jet wing!! Cool!! Those ribs look yummy, too!

    Glad you were able to get out and enjoy some of the holiday with family and friends!!

    • QuatroMama
      July 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

      Thanks, Barb! Hope you had a great holiday as well! Always blessed by your comments!

  7. Amanda Straw
    July 12, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    I *LOVE* these pictures!!! The one of them in front of the town hall is my absolute fave!!!

    So glad to see you are feeling better and better and up and moving and enjoying life again–YAY!!!

    My 7 year old was looking over my shoulder as I was reading–he says who are those boys and can I play with them? 🙂 Most of our friends and neighbors have girls…he would be THRILLED to play with FOUR boys (as would the 3 year old)! Maybe some day… 😉

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