Yes... I know it's November!
But, Happy 4th of July, anyways!
On 4th of July we love to go swimming and spend the day outside!
The pool we went to had many fun activities!
Grace loves swimming!
She does a good job!
She can go under water and swim freestyle,
breast stroke and backstroke for about 15-20 feet!
She can be in the water where she can touch the bottom
but not over her head yet.
The kids loved playing on the water features!
Love the flags!
So proud to be an American!
(Thank you to all of our Veterans!)
It was a busy day at the pool!
This was our spot...
with all the towels laid out!
We didn't realize that we needed to be there
bright and early to claim our spot...
We missed the opportunity to get lawn chairs-
we didn't care!
Towels work for us!
Jenny dislocated and broke her elbow
at the very end of June.
She had surgery on it June 3rd,
late in the afternoon.
And here she is celebrating the next day!
This girl is a trooper!
After swimming, we went back home and got ready for dinner and fireworks!
We have always had so much fun in MN on the 4th
that we were thankful to have found a place to celebrate
here in CO!
Had to get a pic showing the mismatched flip flops!
The kids love dressing in
red, white and blue!
We took up two tables!
Mom and Dad took a deep breath and enjoyed our moment...
This time we wanted good seats,
so we hurried outside while they were available!
Waiting for the fireworks!
The children visited with the very nice lady behind us!
No, we are not a birthday party, a soccer team or a field trip!
Just a family!
We LOVE MN...
but it was a treat watching fireworks
for the first time
No smelly, sticky bug spray!
Grace is enjoying her first 4th of July!
Okay, I did tell Ben to open his eyes!
Guilty as charged!
Jake struggles with pics...
so I had to post this one...
because, it's his best pic ever!
But I can't forget LUKE!
These two play like puppies!
The fireworks were magnificent!
The children are in awe!
I love fireworks!
Not fond of crowds, traffic jams or mosquitos...
But I love fireworks!
Thankful to have had a fun 4th of July!