Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Celebration

We spent the day at my cousin's house. She lives in a lakeside community, so the kids got to spend the day swimming in the lake ... which they loved.

It was also Nika's first time experiencing sand ... and umm, it didn't go over so well. As soon as I took her shoes off and stood her in the sand, she cried. She did end up getting used to it, but she is pretty much on edge whenever there is a body of water around.

We still haven't beat that small little problem.


L-R: Tammy (my cousin), Maddy (my other cousin's daughter) and Sherry (my aunt)

My aunt turned 60 years old over the weekend, so we celebrated her birthday too. We all made scrapbook pages honoring her and assembled them into a book for her ... she loved it.


Tom (my uncle)

After such a long day at the beach, we were exhausted by the time the fireworks rolled around. We decided to pass on the big fireworks display and have our own little rinky dink display. The kids were just as happy, but I can't really say it measured up. Ha.


  1. Samantha was the same way with sand the first time she felt it, but then she was fine with it. It's been a year now since she's been to the beach, so it'll be interesting to see how she reacts this time. Nika will get over it soon enough.

  2. Wow you have fire works, it’s illegal here. We can use sparklers though lol

  3. awww, I love the pic of all the kids at the very top!!! i actually love all those pics!! bethany, you are so talented with that camera!

  4. 1st of all Rinky Dink??? :)))
    They were 1st class and worth all $70.
    2nd of all You take the best pictures I have seen. You should start taking them professionally.

  5. Sounds like a very nice day!!!!