We had an absolute perfect day, celebrating our independence in this great country! Our morning started earrrrrly with the City of Arlington 4th of July Parade. We got there around 7a to set up our tent and chairs.
The kids were all ready, decked out in their red, white, and blue gear. (Ethan, Sav, Ben, Drew)
The Joker (Drew)
The Softy (Ben)
The Diva (Savannah)
Mr. Intense (Ethan)
Then our besties~ Liz & Chris showed up!
…with their 2 beautiful daughters~ Kinley and Madelyn. Aren’t the girlies so cute in their matching outfits?!
Next Collin & Ashley arrived…
The dudes~ Col, Joe, Chris
My parents were also along for the fun! Col, Mom, Me, Dad
Our adorable little kiddos. Sawyer, Carter, Sav, Kinley, Ben, Maddie, Drew, & Ethan
Sav proudly displaying her patriotic pedicure from Mama
Great idea by Granna! Big bubble wands for all of the kids while we waited for the parade to begin! (Are you enjoying all of the Aggie tailgating equipment? tee hee. Gig Em, America)
Love my nephews so much!
Daddy and Sawyer…Don’t be jealous…I have the cutest nephews in the world. I know.
Seriously? LOL. Sav wears these with such attitude. They are HUGE! But they totally match her personality. (tsk, tsk) Larger than life, this one.
Ahhhh, water spray fans = hours of entertainment on a hot day
A super cool parade with awesome cars, floats, groups, etc. This guy looked like something from the future. Awesome.
Drew, with his cool shades, fanning and spraying, fanning and spraying.
This picture just gives me chills. I LOVED sitting next to this Air Force vet. Look how proud he was to salute during the anthem. This is what the 4th of July is all about.
We honor you, men & women, who fight for our freedom.
Here are some pictures from Chris Tarrant (who just happens to be one of our besties AND a great photographer, y’all)…loved these:
After the parade, we headed back to our house for a big cookout!
Yeahhhh…ummm… didn’t really get a lot of pictures at lunch. Too busy cooking and entertaining~ something I absolutely LOVE to do! So fun to have friends and family over to enjoy the holiday.
After lunch, Joe wanted to take the kids swimming while I stayed home and napped. (Dude… super husband/dad? Yes. Most certainly). I’m also battling a horrible sinus infection or something. My voice sounds like a man. I feel awesome.
That night, the Tarrants came back over to enjoy the fireworks at our house. We live right by the lake, and walked down to the end of our street. Before the big show, we popped our own fireworks!
Ben, Sav, Ethan, Maddie, Kinley, and Drew
Munched on some tasty fruit/marshmallow/angel food kabobs
And paused to take in the fireworks show over the lake
We walked back to our house and lighted some sparklers!
Auntie Liz~ showing the kids how its done!
Daddy, running like a mad man down the street…about to catch on fire. LOL.
Parade, Cookout, Swimming, Fireworks…I don’t know about you, but I’d say that’s a perfect holiday!
Happy 4th, y’all!