Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Celebrating the Fourth

We had a great time celebrating the Fourth of July this year!  Mom and Dad came down from Wednesday to Saturday.  I made this festive parfait thing that was light and delicious!

We spent an afternoon swimming in the Illinois River.  It was a beautiful day and Caleb loved swimming in the water.  

A family from our church lives right across from where the city shoots off its fireworks, so they invite the church to come over and sit in their yard for the show.  This is the same place that Mack stays.  All the girls in the photo below were hollering at Mack (who you can barely see through their feet) and saying "Hi Cow!".  So Nick told Caleb to run over there and tell those girls what the cow's name was and he didn't even take a second to think, he just ran right over!  haha.  Nick said it took him til at least 8th grade to get that much courage to talk to even one girl.  I guess we have a little ladies man on our hands!  We were also laughing at Caleb putting the moves on all these little girls with his pull-up hanging out of his pants, lol.  Work it, Caleb. :)

We took a couple of walks with Mom and Dad.  They have been losing weight like crazy!  Dad has lost 38 lbs and Mom has lost 20something lbs!  Way to go Mom and Dad!  

Then we shot off some fireworks on July 5th.  We didn't know there was a no fireworks in the city limits policy and almost got caught when a cop drove by and slowed way down in front of our house, lol.  Luckily we were on our last one.  

This is Caleb's "cheese" face.

This is Caleb's "happy" face. 

Caleb and Dad dancing in the smoke bombs.

He wasn't too sure about sparklers at the start of the evening, but by the end he was asking over and over again to do them.

Hope you had a great Fourth as well!  

1 comment:

  1. Yum! The parfait looks delicious! Caleb is SO funny, love that you have a cow.