Sunday, July 08, 2007

The 4th!

I don't want to go into a lot of details on our exciting 4th celebration, instead I will let you read Amanda's humorous story on how our night went. You won't want to miss out.

I will say one thing about the night. When you get 5 babies together it's always a blast, but it's never without crazy/fun memories.

Ella had so many adorable outfits this year for the 4th thanks to the grandmas! Here's a little preview:

The ladies that watch Ella on Wednesdays at our church made this 4th of July shirt for her. It was very sweet of them.

This one I thought would be a little warm since capris on my girl are more like jeans. But the shirt is my new favorite shirt she owns right now. She did get to wear it the other night with Jackson and we thought they were so CUTE in their matching red, white and blue which was not planned. (This will be a separate post.)

It was almost impossible to choose which one she was going to actually wear to our 4th of July celebration.
But this was the winner:

On to the celebration!
Ella and Jackson could not wait even long enough to get their swimsuits on to get in the pool. I barely got Ella's dress off before she was jumping in. Apparently it didn't matter which festive dress won.

I had so much fun with Ella all night. We were incredibly active and out late and she never fussed once. She's such our little social bug.

Everyone in position ready to view the fabulous fireworks show, which we never actually saw. (See Amanda's Blog)

This was my favorite part of the night. Ella was loving the night time picnic (food: m&ms). She was giggling and rolling all around the entire time.

Hands down the sweetest picture of the night. Joshua didn't wake up the entire time. Good thing we weren't very close to the fireworks. That could have been a startling awakening for the little guy.

Curtis, Amanda and Jackson

Xavier, Sunni and Ava

Krystal and Karoline. Karoline is a year younger than our babies. So anytime this little girl is around we are anxious to get our hands on her and try to remember what it's like to hold a 6 month old again, or maybe that's just me.


Shelly said...

Oh my word. The one of her and Jackson with the matching outfits is my favorite. Their facial expressions alone!!!

MamaCass said...

Fun times! I can't believe you guys missed the fireworks too. I love Ella's dress!

FordeFam said...

What adorable pictures!!! Looks like you all had a great time!!! :)

pinkmommy said...

So cute! Looks like you guys had so much fun!

The Sanders House said...

the pic of ella and jackson is so cute! their facial expressions are adorable!

alicia said...

It looks like you had such a wonderful fourth of July!! Holidays from here on out will be more and more exciting with all the fun little ones around!!