Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Fun-Filled Fourth

For the 4th I met up with my parents and we headed to the scenic little town of Salado, Texas.  What a fun little place it was!  Lots of cute little shops, big beautiful trees and a fantastic park.  We set up under a massive pecan tree and let the kids head to the creek.  They had such a fun time.  At first Peter was being a bit moody, saying he was too hot, etc.  He did have a late night the night before.  After eating lunch, and more importantly, roasting marshmallows, he commented, "I feel so much better now after eating marshmallows!"  A little sugar can go a long way!  I still can't figure out how to get the pics in order.  Oh well.  And I forgot to get one of my sweet babies in their 4th of July dresses!  Shame on me!  But they did look adorable though, just for the record!  
Matthew all tuckered out after playing all day.  He rested his head on my lap and fell dead asleep within a few minutes. 
Here's Hannah making a splash.  
Hannah tried and tried to catch a minnow to no avail.  I did manage to catch her a polliwog though. 

Peter enjoyed Matthew's water shooter as Matthew spent most of the time under the water. 
Coming up from a swim. 
This is how my boy spends most of the time in the water.  He really is a fish.  He could swim when he was 1.  Seriously.  He has always known how to hold his breath under water and how to get around.  It's so fun to watch!
After the park we were all so hot and needed a treat.  So off to ice-cream we went!
Hannah enjoyed strawberry ice-cream with blue sprinkles. 
I rarely let the kids get a double-dipper but in honor of the holiday I let Peter partake.  He wore out at the end and shared with his mom.  :)
We headed to Papa and Grandma's for awhile to relax, then off to the fireworks display in the town my parents live in, Georgetown.  We did not get home until 10:45.  Jordan is out of town currently (Leah is with him, hence the lack of Leah-lou pics- they are in Utah for Jordan's Grandfather's burial services) so I manned getting everyone in and in bed alone.  No small task with the twins!  Matthew was so out of it he stood in the garage and peed his pants in a sleepy stupor.  As I cleaned him up both babies woke up and were MAD.  They started screaming as I got everyone in their beds.  Crazy, crazy but overall a wonderful day.  God Bless America, my home sweet home!!


alli said...

Andrea, you are amazing!! The kids look so cute and happy!!! I'm really happy that you all had a wonderful 4th of July!

Ditto Family said...

I've been hoping for a little update from you. It's so hard when Daddy's are out of town. I bet you were one happy Mamma when you got to lay your head on the pillow.

I'm hoping you get a chance to post pictures of the little girls soon.

Jayna said...

I can't believe you got all the kids out on your own and all day, pretty impressive. We managed a little swimming but called it a day long before fireworks started.

Bridgette said...

I was sorry to hear about Jordan's grandpa. It sounds like you guys had a great time for the fourth and you are amazing to get all the kids out the door and back again by yourself.

Heidi said...

I love the picture of you at the top Andrea. You're such a beautiful mother. You really are amazing. Love you sis!

Elyse said...

Such a beautiful family you have, Andrea =) You are amazing, I stress out over getting two to bed, never mind 5 including twins! Nuts! I would imagine you've had lots of practice, he he. Love you and happy almost Bday right?? Muah!

emily a. said...

I know it's got to be so hard to find time to post on your blog but I'm so so so glad you did. It's so fun hearing about your life and seeing pictures. You look great!

The Bailey's said...

You guys alsways make such a day of the 4th! It's been so long since I checked your blog. You look great with your beautiful kiddos!

Rachel said...

I love your blog Andrea! Your babies are all lovely and beautiful, as are you....I love how your layout as well. May I add you to my blog list?
:)Love ya!