Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Celebrating the 4th

It was just the 4th of July right?  Well it sure seems like that!  Summer has flown by and school started for big Kindergartener Caroline today!  I love the feeling of a routine that is settling in our home, I am ready for a bit of routine.
We had a great fly by the seat of your pants summer though and I have lots to catch up on!

Little Jane is only a week old here, ah what a pure delight!  

The kids took a little spin on the bikes and scooter across the street.  The girls love riding their bikes, they never really rode the bike we had in Virginia, I was too lazy to get it out of the storage room every time.

We had divine sandwiches for lunch and then we enjoyed watching the kids throw water balloons.  They also all tried to fit in our teeny tiny kiddie pool (see it in the background below).  
Water (no matter how little) and kids = bliss to them!

Corinne made this incredible punch that was actually red, white, and blue!  

Filling up the ammo was half the fun of enjoying the water balloons!  They whipped through about 100 in less than a half hour.

That evening, our little family of FIVE! enjoyed lighting sparklers at home before the girls were off to sleep.
It exceeded all of my expectations for a fantastic 4th!


Erin the Mom said...

WHERE did your sister get the recipe for the punch? That is so fun! I would love to bring that to our Thomas family 4th next year. And your girls' shirts are DARLING! I don't think I've seen them wear those. Cute cute cute!

The Winegar's said...

Everyone looks so cute and it WAS a great time. Just fun to get together.

Corinne said...

What cute pics! I may need to snag some when I finally get around to blogging about the 4th. Thanks for having us over! I still feel guilty that you hosted the party so soon after having Jane!