Monday, July 5, 2010

The 4th At The Lake

Family.  Food.  Fireworks.  Fourth of July.  It doesn't get any better than that.  My brother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece came up from Houston for a few days.  We have had a great time catching up and visiting with them.  We've stayed up into the wee hours of the mourning talking, laughing and eating.  C and my niece M are only a month apart in age and have such a good time together. 

On Sunday, we all loaded up and headed to Mom and Dad's.  My aunts and my favorite cousins were alrady there, as well as my sister's family and my brother.  We spent the day eating, boating, swimming, tubing, sunning, etc. 
The kids on the dock timing their jump into the water.

The temperature was perfect, not too hot and humid, which is a miracle for July in Arkansas.   E was a little upset because she couldn't swim, but she was very good overall. 

E on the dock with her cast wrapped in a Wal-Mart bag - just in case.

We watched fireworks from the deck while we visited, which was really great because it was pretty, but not loud.  It was a great day. 

Today we are super excited to go to my MIL's house and see Hubby's grandmother and "Aunt" Kathy, who is in from Quatar.  Kathy is a teacher at an international school and only comes back to the states once or twice a year.  It's gonna be great to catch up. 

How was your 4th of July?


  1. What a wonderful 4th for you! We have also had a great weekend with family and friends! Life is good!

  2. Before you even posted the picture, I wondered about the little one with the cast. What a precious little look on her face. She was a trooper! Sounds like a great fun time. We had a great 4th here. I, however, ate too much. I always do.

  3. Poor E with her cast. What a good sport!! Looks like you all had a blast. :)