Thursday, July 7, 2011

7-7-11 Surviving the Fourth

After a very busy Independence Day weekend, we have been taking it slow this week. The festivities included breakfast at Dunkin Dunuts, church with a meet and greet the missionaries, a trip to the beach, 4th of July parade, swimming, big cook-out, and fireworks. We all slept well Monday night! The boys were troopers and we had a great time. I was enjoying everything so much that I barely had time to snap any pics. . . just a few at the beach. We've known for a while that Con was in love with the beach. Now we know we officially have three (technically, four) boys that can't get enough of the sand and water fun!

Caden entertained us with his relentless efforts to crawl into the waves. Yes, he refused to be upright when we would try to hold him standing in the water. He loudly refused and squirmed in an effort to be hands, feet, and head in the water. By the end of the day Caden was officially walking! Anything to get to the water, right?

Max and Conrad were busy digging, building, and splashing from the time their feet hit the sand. They only came away from the water for occasional snacks.

The party continued all weekend and ended with an elaborate fireworks display at Grandma and Grandpa's. Caden is the first to not care for the loud fireworks. Max and Conrad have never minded the noise.

The best part of the weekend is that Baby Cousin Jack officially joined the family in the wee hours of the 5th -- just barely missing the fireworks! Jack is grandchild #9 on Daddy's side and he is welcomed with lots of love! Conrad said it best when he said, "We prayed to God that Baby Jack would get here good". And God answered our prayer.

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