Saturday, July 7, 2012

the 4th

the morning of the forth the kids helped matt wash the car. they all came in hungry just as i had warmed some food up for penelope. beatrix and micah were grumpy hungry and so i took a chance and stopped feeding penelope to fix them something quick. by the time i finished their lunches and got back to the table, pips had fallen asleep. i love this picture because bea is a blur of busy, matt is walking around in the background, micah is never in his chair when he should be, and through it all penelope is sawing logs. 

 later that evening, after nice long naps, we headed to a bbq at a couple's house from church. it was alot of fun with swimming for the kids and lots of really great food. 

 penelope actually fell asleep and let me lay her in one of the bedrooms.
it was a nice break to sit outside and just watch micah and beatrix swim.
 after dinner we all walked to the beach to watch fireworks. it was quite the walk! pips only stayed in the stroller for a couple of blocks and then she wanted OUT! it was ridiculously hot too. 

by the time we got to the beach, penelope was beside herself. i couldn't do anything to get her to stop crying. i walked up and down the boardwalk during the fireworks trying to get her to fall asleep. finally, i was so frustrated i sat down in the grass behind everyone watching the fireworks display and nursed her. i didn't even know matt was taking pictures of me until the 3rd or 4th picture. 
the walk back seemed to go alittle quicker which was nice, but by the time we got back to our car matt and i were drenched in sweat. we loaded the kids up and within 5 minutes they were all sound asleep.  

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