Happy 4th of July!

Our family was in much need of a break since Nate and I have both been working outside the home for two weeks now. This three day weekend has really done the trick…and we still have another day left!

I wouldn’t really say the boys slept in on the 4th, but we didn’t have to wake up before 6 so that was a plus! We had a leisurely morning. The boys played a duet on the piano which was fun. We went grocery shopping. We played in the backyard for a long time. I got to get a lot of weeding done, and the boys played baseball.


In the evening we went over to my parents’ house for a bbq with the whole family (and some friends too!) The food was delicious and the company was even better. Here is Simon having fun with Auntie Kristy:

P1180323After dinner the boys went out front to play baseball. I was able to get a couple of action shots. Elias makes pretty consistent contact with the ball, and loves playing.

P1180331 P1180357Simon is just happy to be a part of anything that Elias is doing. He runs around and gathers the balls.

P1180344When dusk hit, the fireworks started in full force. Elias was really bothered by the noise so I took him inside. The noise was still really bothering him even inside so I suggested that he watch a movie to help distract him. He chose Frozen and we had no more tears.

Simon was a big fireworks fan. He just sat on my Dad’s lap, and then mine taking it all in. He watched, pointed, and said, “Wow!” and “Woah” for the entire hour or so that they were going off.

What a fun day!

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