Wednesday, July 22

Our 4th {...of July, that is--don't be gettin any ideas!}

My Country tis of thee...
We had a super fun 4th of July weekend this year.
We couldn't have asked for better weather and it just felt so picture {no pun intended} perfect!
July 3rd we all met down at Edgewater park for my BIL's birthday. The kids had fun playing in the water and we all enjoyed the sunset.
We found Alec in his preferred spot {up in a tree} eating cherries...
I swear this view never gets old...i think it's 99% of the reason we live in the
Pacific Northwest

Sweet land of Liberty...
After Scott's birthday we went downtown Poulsbo for the 3rd of July Fireworks on the Bay where the kids got to wear their glow necklaces and eat plenty of munchies.  We're lucky my dad's chiropractic office is in the business complex at the marina so we had primo spots to watch the show...
Waiting for the fireworks to start
and enjoying the show

Of thee I sing...
We came home from the fireworks and Papa had set up the tent in the front yard to campout with the kids.  It was a tight fit, but they didn't care much, they were just thrilled to be sleeping outside in a tent...{not my idea of "fun", but hey--to each their own, right?}
Land where my Fathers died...
The next morning we got up and went to the 4th of July parade in Kingston.  We didn't make it into Poulsbo for Viking Fest this year and we figured the kids should meet their quota of at least one parade a year, right?
check out the kid to alec's left--going in for the kill...
Alec was not having very good luck retrieving the candy that was being haphazardly thrown into the crowd...the other kids were bigger and faster and it always seemed like just as he was bending down to pick one up, some other kid would swoop in and snatch it up from right under his nose. But alas, he finally prevailed when he figured out that it's every man for himself when it comes to parade candy!

Land of the Pilgrim's pride...
After we came home from the parade the kids played in the pool,

From every mountain side...
Dad put together a puzzle which he triumphantly finished,
and we ate a yummy meal!

Let Freedom Ring!!!


  1. Oh come on Jenny, isn't it time for #4 yet? J/k. Looks like you guys had a fun 4th. You're lucky that they still throw candy to the kids there at the parade. They outlaw it here now--something about liability with the kids running out in the street. Can you say lame-o! What is a parade without candy being thrown?

  2. Looks like good times. I really love Grace's outfit at the parade, she looks like a rock star!

  3. So great! I love you blog. I have so many ideas for mine now! :) I didn't know you scrapbooked. We need to do a scrapbooking day! I added you to my blog role. Its beautiful thanks for sharing.

  4. Yes...a bummer we didn't see you at the parade..I was sitting down at Drifters..but Heber and the kids walked. We'll be there again next year! We'll look for ya!

  5. The kids look so cute in their fourth outfits. Looked like you had a fun time and I love the scrapbook slide show!


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