July 4th happened, even though Hurricane Arthur came and dumped 8 inches of rain on us in one day! We were able to catch a parade the next day, go to a pot luck dinner, and watch the fireworks from our windows later that night. Really being inside watching fireworks is the best...you don't have to get bitten by bugs, no fighting your way through the crowds, and you can put the little ones to bed and just let the big guys stay up late.
|Let's go guys!|
|My oldest found a snail.|
|Some patriotic cousins.|
|They're going to shoot sparkly fire into the sky that costs thousands of dollars?|
|More cousins in the pickup.|
|Whew, that was exhausting.|
The babies are coming! The babies are coming!
Mary's post resonated with me, and I couldn't agree more. Keep on keeping on, little bloggers.
Phil is running a camp at our kid's new school this week and for the next two weeks. The kids are having so much fun! The day starts out with Mass and they have Vacation Bible School and prayers throughout the day, and then lots of arts and crafts, sports, water fun, relay races, dancing, etc.
|Some of the beauties.|
|There's Maggie on the right.|
Phil and the kids come home exhausted and stinky every day but everyone sleeps well at night!! Here they are learning the Bunny Hop:
That's What He Said....
Me: Xander, Do you have friends at camp?
Me: What are their names?
Xander: Sean, Sophie, Braelyn, Shaylyn, Jaylyn, Malyn, Calyn, Waylyn and Josh.
Monday morning started off with a flat tire, calling a friend to pick me up, being late for work, getting by with only one car for two days, and $250 later we have a new tire and a fixed tire pressure sensor something or other.
|Flatter than me at 12 years old.|
We celebrated my Dad's birthday with Chinese takeout at my sister's house, and I just love this photo of Declan sitting on the table, looking worried that he might be the main course. I do love to nibble on him all day long :)