Thursday, July 9, 2020

Fourth of July 2020



We are sooooo thankful the pool opened this summer!
If you are looking for us...
this is where we will be!
This is where we spend every summer!
(missing Anna in the photo)


And it's where we spent our 4th of July 
this year
(and every year)!
Some traditions are worth keeping!

Being able to be at the pool 
involves a bit more
nowadays!
We have to make reservations.
We have to request the reservations
right on time or we will miss out.
And they are only for a 2.5 hour time slots.
But, no complaints,
we will take what we can get!


These two girlies are 12 now!
They are growing up too fast,
slow down girls!


The club always does events on the 4th!
First up was limbo!
Jenny is very good at it!


Same with Sam
but he can only go so low!


Melissa rocked it!


Anna has always done well at limbo!
She is very flexible!


However... she is now 
the tallest girl at 5-3.5 
and still growing!
So limbo is getting harder for her!
She was out on this turn.


Ava did well!
She's 5-3 and stayed low!


Back to Jenny!
Wow, that's good!


But this girl, took the grand prize!
Mia got first place!
She rocked at limbo!


And Joe had no fear!


Mia (right) first place!
Melissa (center) second place!
Joey (left) third place!
Way to go kids!


Next up, 
the hula hoop contest!


We have many kiddos 
that are good at this!


So they made it harder and
they had to put their hands in the air!


Then lift one foot!


First place goes to Anna!
Congrats honey!


Next up where the splash contests
with different age brackets!


 Next up where the splash contests
with different age brackets!


Melissa killed it,
but she didn't win.
We thought about appealing the decision
but decided not too...
(Just kidding)!


Ava was awesome!


Jake did great!


Most of the kids gave it a try
and had fun doing it!
Dad participated in the contest
but sorry...
no photo!


Usually we would have dinner at the pool
but not this year.
So we headed home to continue the celebration!


Next was BINGO
in the basement!
Candy bar prizes for everyone!


It was so much fun!
The kids loved it!
Everyone got a chance to win!


The kids are so kind to each other
and would help those that needed it!

But, at the same time 
they are almost all teens/tweens.
so they were competitive!


Abby was the overall #1 winner
in Bingo and choose gum
for her prize!


This is the biggest loser form of bingo...
the one left standing that 
has not had a number called!
It's fun and no one feels bad because 
they actually win!


Cook out dinner on the fourth!


Delicious, FUN and easy!
What more could parents want?!


Everybody pitches in
when it's time to clean up!


And last but not least
SpArKLeRs!
(not fireworks, just sparklers!)
So, it was NOT us 
that frightened 
your poor doggy!


FUN TIMES!
We love being with our kiddos!
They are such a blessing to us!


Mia is in the background
taking a selfie!


 Ellie is having fun!


So thankful that Mary
has joined us!
It's been 14 months now, 
that she has been home!
Melissa and Mary are from 
the same orphanage
and knew each other long ago!


Luke, Madeline and Ava!


Happy Independence Day,
America!

Happy 4th to you and your family!









4 comments:

terre said...

hi jean, i have a question. how do you keep all the clothes straight with so many kids the same size? do you use a family closet and they all share ? laundry must be amazing at your house. your kids always look so nice, just wondering how you do it.

terre

Jennie said...

Wonderful post! The kiddos are growing so fast, especially Anna.

Thanks for sharing the fun.

Meggasaber Blog said...

Very good..Family Moments ..Much happy.. Byebye

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