Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July, part 2

On Sunday night, we had a few friends and family over for desserts and fireworks!!! There was lots of love to go around, both for our country and family and friends!!!

Here was the main dessert table. You may notice, this is our new dining room - it used to be our living room!!!!

We just flip flopped the rooms and made the old smaller dining room a sitting room! It's so cozy and right off the kitchen - I use it ALL the time now!!!

I've ordered a crystal chandelier, because there is no lighting for this room and hopefully it will be up by next week!!!!

I think the children may have gotten the 4th of July and Halloween mixed up because all of a sudden Chandler was getting everyone's attention for the costume parade through the house!!!

Andrea (in the middle) had knee surgery last Wednesday - she's such a trooper! (Melissa was being silly with the crutches)

It was such a fun time of fellowship and yummy food!!!! Look at that angel - aren't her eyes the most beautiful you've ever seen?

THEN it was finally dark outside and the party moved to the fireworks!

Henderson just tickled me - he was so serious holding that sparkler - his shoulders were up at his ears the ENTIRE time!!!! He was so tense, but loving it!!!!

Out on the porch we had a homemade ice cream station - YUMMY!!!!

Have I mentioned I LOVE summertime????

The 4th at the Lake!

We had a great 4th of July! We spent Saturday at the lake enjoying family and friends!!! It was one of the best 4th of July's EVER in terms of weather. It was around 90 degrees, but the humidity was significantly lower than it had been - pure bliss in the South!!!!

I finally had enough of the long hair on Friday night after bath time! I combed Henderson's hair and realized it hung about 6 inches down his back ~shudder~ in fine mullet fashion when combed straight! I knew it had to be cut, regardless of the curls!!! So I took about 6 inches off and guess what!!?? It still curled!!!!! Yes!!!!!

Before: (and this was on a humid day when it was curled up - you can only imagine what it's like when it hangs straight!!)

Wilson got about 4 inches off his and Emma Claire about 1 1/2 inches.

The basketball goal was high, but TALL daddy was there to lend a hand!!!!

The watermelon was tasty

The fellowship was GRAND!!!!!

(Sorry for the swimsuit shot, Ellen and Stan, you look fabulous!!!:)

Matching swimsuits

Will had some good help fishing!!!!

Please ignore the spongebob life jacket. I had no idea it was sponge bob when I bought it, I thought it was just a cute yellow jacket with green polka dots!!!!

See that Island across the water? Well, it is the new "hot spot" for our children to play! They swam across and went on an ADVENTURE and found about 200 golf balls that some neighbor had a great time hitting! They brought them all back in a little boat and thought it was the greatest treasure ever!!!

They also went on a search for all things WILD ~ HUGE leaves, snakes, rabbit poop, muscadines (emma claire ate some and really liked them). My children are very brave and love an adventure!!!!

This was our Saturday ~ 10 hours on the lake and a perfect day! Sunday was filled with fun too, more on that later!!!!

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

How we REALLY like to dress!

How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!