Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of july weekend 2011

sunday marked the actual "4th of july" holiday. we planned for a low key day with auntie jess, lola, tita karmie, and cousin carson. since tita karmie works weekends, but not on mondays, she called lola up (who was keeping carson while karla and tre were still at the hospital with baby grant) and they all drove up together. we had a lot of fun swimming in the lake and watching carson and lyla share a swiss roll that apparently, they enjoyed wearing more than eating. here are some pics...later, we decided to top off with gas at rock creek marina. visiting sammy is always fun while the kiddos pick out one candy each. even big kids (tita karmie and auntie jess) were allowed to pick out a popsicle of their choice. they couldn't resist hamming it up for my camera as they acted like they were feeding each other. i absolutely love my family of ya'll see why we all get along so wonderfully. lastly, once we arrived back at the lakehouse, carson and lyla enjoyed smothering baby jemma with kisses as tita karmie played with her. here are some we had plans to watch "thunder on the mountain" down town in our magic city, but we were all sooo utterly exhausted that the thought of packing everyone back up and getting in the car seemed like an annoyance rather than a pleasure. thankfully, our fun neighbors were setting off some great fireworks and we enjoyed watching them from our front porch and then later in said neighbors' driveway. both lyla and abby loved watching them, but had to cover their ears since the noise was so loud. overall, it was one awesomatic 4th of july weekend. every day was spent with the ones we love and we wouldn't trade it for the world. god bless america!