Friday, July 6, 2012

Our Fourth of July

We had a wonderful 4th of July! It was extra special because it was Jackson's first 4th.

The morning of the 4th, my husband played golf with our brother-in-law, my dad and a friend. While he played golf I baked a couple of pies to take to my Aunt and Uncle's later that day and had a little photo shoot with Jackson. ☺

When Jake got home, we packed up and headed to my Aunt and Uncle's house for family fun, food and swimming! 

Jackson with Auntie Ashlee. ☺ 

My sister's family!

My sister's 2 boys with Jackson.

Jake and my uncle Mark in the pool.

My 2nd cousin Hannah in the pool. :-)

These next few pictures are of all the kids playing in the playroom at my Aunt and Uncles house. Their 2 grand-kids, David and Hannah, are over a lot and are in some of these pictures playing with Landon, Jackson and Mason.

I didn't get any pictures of lunch, but here are the desserts. :-)

My sweet boys! ♥

My nephew Landon and my second cousin David, playing video games.

My bro.-in-law's birthday is on the 4th, so we celebrated by singing happy birthday to him and my sister made him a cake! 29 Candles.

Later that evening we drove downtown, to my office, to watch the fireworks. I work on the 24th floor, so we had an awesome view and we got to sit in the air conditioning! Doesn't get much better than that. :-) Here are some pictures I was able to take.

Jackson and I watching the fireworks on his first 4th of July.

My sister and her family joined us for the fireworks. Here they all are watching from my office window!

Jake and Jackson watching the fireworks.

The grand finale!

The full moon was so beautiful overlooking the city.

The empty Cardinals stadium after they won their game last night.

The large crowd of people trying to leave the city after a Cardinals game and fireworks for the 4th! It was quite hectic.

We had a great 4th of July. I hope you all did as well. :-)

Next week I may not make as many posts as we will be on our 5th anniversary trip to Mackinac Island, MI! I may make a few small posts here and there, but I will have a full post the following week, when we get back from our trip.