Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July 2010

We had a busy (and HOT) 4th of July weekend!

We had a packed, fun-filled day on the 4th. Of course, right before we had to leave the house, Lexie spiked a fever. She had no other symptoms, so I gave her motrin, and hoped for the best. Luckily, her fever went away as soon as the medicine kicked in.

We went to Grant's family's annual 4th of July picnic. Every year, his parents and Nannie throw a big picnic. They love National Holidays!

It was the hottest 4th of July that I can remember, but we had fun!

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After we ate, we walked down the street to watch the town parade. Grant's dad is the mayor of his town, so he is always in the parade, along with the family's Camaros. Grant always ends up driving one of them in the parade!

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The kids loved the parade! They eagerly awaited the start of it, and ended up getting tons of candy. Dylan said it was the best parade ever! But hot. Really, really hot.

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After the parade, we went back to the picnic and waited for the start of the fireworks. The kids played with some new friends, caught crayfish and salamanders in the creek, and caught fireflies!

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Finally, it was time for fireworks!

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We went back to the picnic, and Grant's family had their own fireworks display. They had been setting them off throughout the day, but saved the best for last!

By the time the evening wound down, my kids were exhausted.

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It was a great 4th of July!

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We spent a quiet day at home today. This is what we woke up to:

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UGH!

Lexie fought a fever all night, and I spent the night waking up every 2 hours to check on her. Both kids slept until 11:15 this morning, and Lexie woke up feeling great! Unfortunately, Grant ended up sick all day.

It was so hot that we decided to forgo the coach-pitch game. We should have gone! I took the kids to the park about an hour after the game started, and all Dylan wanted to do was play baseball!

After we left the park, we stopped by Grant's parent's house to say hello, and the kids had a great time cooling off in the sprinkler!

We're in for 3 more super hot days!

11 comments:

  1. Wow, your day was hotter than ours, and ours was nice and HUMID! Your fireworks also put ours to shame. I'm coming there next year.

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  2. Wowzers it was hot here yesterday too...woke up and look at the weather and said to myself REALLY?? Already? LOL! Looks like the 4th was super fun!! Hope Lexie's fever is gone for good!

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  3. Wow! That is HOT. We were 95, and that felt hot enough.

    I love that first pic of the fireworks. how cool! I forgot my camera and I'm so bummed.

    Glad you guys had a good 4th!

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  4. And for some strange reason, in Oklahoma, we are having cooler than normal weather???? We're feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Alex, I think.

    Looks like you had fun though! You're like me, if there aren't any other symptoms than a fever, dope 'em up with Motrin and hit the road!

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  5. It's definitely been hot in the Midwest the past fews days!!! I loce the 4th and it looks like you guys had a great weekend!

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  6. That sounds like such a fun 4th of July! I bet the parade was fun even though it was so HOT! I hope Lexie is feeling better today and that it cools off a little for you!

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  7. I love a fourth of July parade. I remember fondly going to them as a child. Looks like a great fourth!!

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  8. what a celebration! Glad that Lexie's fever didnt stay for long. Amazing fireworks shots! I couldnt get a shot of it as amazing as that! Hope your husband is feeling better now!

    Have a happy week!
    hugs,
    Marice

    oh and btw, that camaro is so nice! :)

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  9. sofia had/s a tempt and runny nose too. It was way too hot for us too. we were going to go to a parade but it was just too hot. I was melting.

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  10. Looks and sounds like y'all had a great 4th! Happy to hear the kiddos are feeling better. Down here by Houston/Galveston it's either steamy hot or pouring rain!!! UGH!

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  11. I don't know how you handled all those outdoor activities in that heat! Looks like fun though! Your firework shots turned out great!

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