Monday, July 8, 2013

Fourth of July Fun!

Did you all have a happy 4th of July?  We definitely did!  We went to the lake with our good friends, Tim and Stephanie and their three girls.  It was so fun, but cut short because we had to go back to work on Friday.  The kids had a great time!

The 3 Amigos aka LEG aka Evie, Luke & George.

Chuck and Tim, George and Mary Clare (my goddaughter).

The best part was getting to take our nephew Colt to the lake.  Colt is 17 and staying with us for the summer to help out with the kids. He is also George's godfather, so that should tell you that we think highly of him and his character. Still, when someone works for you and lives with you, you get to know the person better than you ever could otherwise. He's been here for a month now, and we are finally adjusting to having an extra body in the house, and extra "kid" at the table, and an extra set of hands to help. So, Colt is a city kid. Seriously, he doesn't know how to ride a bike, he's never ridden a horse, and he's never been to the lake, among other things. It was so fun to take him to have him experience several "firsts" on the 4th, including: first time to go to the lake, first time to ride in a boat, and first time to go tubing. It was a ton of fun!

Colt on the tube (after I fell off).

And once the sun set so beautifully, we were able to enjoy our own fireworks show and all the other fireworks being launched all around the lake.  It was a great show.

Luke with a sparkler.

George with sparkler (looking like a wizard).

Evie with sparkler.
The kids were exhausted by the time we left and within minutes they were fast asleep (including Colt) in the back of our car.
Evie is hunched over in the middle, Luke passed out on top of her, and Kate (T&S's daughter) passed out on the window.

Did all of you enjoy your day too?


Angie said...

That last picture made me laugh out loud. How funny.

Colt is lucky to get to spend his summer with such a neat family. What a blessing you are to each other!

Joan said...

Too bad you did not get a picture of Colt sleeping with his eyes open. Thanks for exposing my boy to new and wonderful things!