Monday, July 5, 2010

July 4th, 2010

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays! I love the weather {usually}, the food, the water, and the fireworks at night. It makes me remember why I love this country so much. So, this year it was turned into a 2 night activity. On Saturday the 3rd, Donald had to work until 2pm, so Logan and I played in the pool and with the neighbors dog. {Its a golden lab named Roxy and Logan keeps telling me he wants his own. I would love one too, we just need a yard.} Finally when Donald arrived home, we drove to Victorville to visit with my grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. We were told 2 stories about 2 of my ancestors who were involved in the Revolutionary War. It was of course told by my grandfather and they were very interesting. Then, we had dinner {ham and all the fix-ins, yum!}. Afterwards for dessert it was strawberry shortcake... another yum! Finally we sat around and chatted and laughed. We did not leave until 10pm... it was a long day.
Finally, on July 4th, we headed to Santa Clarita to visit with Donald's dads side of the family. His uncle Feller throws a swim/BBQ party every fourth, so we were there. The kids had a blast in the pool. {Although there was a point where Logan went underwater and I had to dive in fully dressed to save him!} The food was AMAZING! {It was BBQ chicken and hot dogs for the kids, plus homemade fried rice, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, and homemade potato salad.} Once the sun went down, we watch some fireworks in the backyard. Logan was a little scared this year {it could have been due to the illegal fireworks we were setting off ☺} of the fireworks, but it also could have been because he was exhausted and only had taken a 10 minute nap all day. As we headed home, we were able to see some of the fireworks from the AV Fairgrounds and others across the valley. It was a great year and I look forward to next!


Melissa said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun!

Chelsea F. said...

Sounds like fun. Lilah fell into the pool the other week and I had to jump in fully clothed- it's crazy how fast it happens.

Rachel Phelan said...

Glad you had so much fun. You had a much more exciting 4th than we did. We did...oh nothing. :) I guess it would help if we had family around. You'll have to tell me about saving Logan in the pool.