Friday, July 8, 2016

Independence Day 2016

July 4th wasn't anything special this year.  We just hung out around the house all day doing the norm.  Larry was off so we enjoyed his company.  He is working off from home during the week again and we all miss him terribly, especially little Hannah.  She is his shadow pretty much the whole time he is home.  I love that they have such a sweet relationship. She and Sarah both are daddy's girls.  We wanted to go to Wild Adventures to enjoy the water park and watch the fireworks show but we didn't really want to fight the crowd.  Having four children and one being a toddler who is very independent made me a little nervous to go when there is such a crowd to be expected.  We are planning to go when schools are back in session which is one reason we started school on July 5th this year!  So with that said, we decided to stay local and go to the local fireworks.  We can see them from our house but not quite as good from here as we would like.  We rode down to the stadium and sat next to the playground with some friends and watched them.  I enjoyed myself.  It was nice and relaxing.  The kids were able to play with their friends and I was able to talk with my friends.  Perfection!  Here are a few pictures from that night of these sweet, special people.


  1. How fun! What a sweet picture of Miss Hannah asleep in her daddy's arms. We too school other than the traditional year. We take off a lot during the year for trips when everyone else is working & in public school. Plus, it's not so hot then either!