Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Best...

This 4th of July was our very favorite to date!  I don't know if it's because my kids are growing up and they can be so much fun to be around when they are in good spirits (and not fighting or swinging from hormones) or if it was the relaxed fun we participated in, or the fact that we ended up in one of my very favorite places on God's green earth... but no matter the reason- it was delightful and I wanted to share a few photos of our fun day with you.

We started the day ending swim lessons and Adrain had the day off so he was able to come and see how much our kiddos have learned.  Then we had a picnic lunch and headed to the Ocean to meet up with one of my sis in laws and her little girl.  We checked out an antique car show, some street vendors and live music. 

After saying good bye, my family moseyed over to my favorite get away spot, where a big salmon BBQ was happening along with live music (with a teacher Joe knew) face painting, cotton candy, balloon making fairies and the like.  (In fact I asked one of the balloon making girls "When she learned how to do that" and she replied (in all seriousness) "Oh all fairies are born with the ability to make balloon animals..." I kid you not, that made my entire day.  Right there. I giggled with Adrain over that something terrible.) (Also I think she made Joe's day when she agreed to make him a pair of swords. (Let's just ignore that he is, in fact, a teenager- yet was still standing in line for the balloon artist-fairy-girl)  

 Isn't he looking like a teenager? It's crazy... I have a teenager.  I can't quite wrap my mind around that until I see photos of him looking like this!


We walked along the beach, skipped rocks, played badminton, watched a wedding rehearsal, had dinner, enjoyed the tide coming in, and spotted a huge bald eagle in a nearby tree.  Even both kids said that it was their favorite 4th of July so far... and that blesses my heart to it's depths!

How was your 4th?
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  1. Well, it certainly sounded like a lot of fun and the pictures spell out the fun enjoyed by you and yours. Have a great week!

  2. What a fun day you all had. That face painting was incredible and the sword balloon and the ice cream and a salmon bbq - I need to come spend 4th of July with you all sometime :0)

  3. Girl, those hoodlums of yours look so grown up. The face painting rocks. The gal who did it is pretty talented. So glad you and your family enjoyed the fourth and some good old fashioned family time.

  4. Isn't it great when you have a good family day? We had a perfect picnic last Saturday. Three days later we tried again (different picnic spot) and not so good, everyone a little cranky and on edge. Good memories from the happy days, like your 4th July. Your kids are growing so much, lovely to see them having so much fun.

  5. Awesome! Happy Summer. Your a good mom Sasha!

  6. Yay!!! I love it when a certain day becomes everyone's FAVORITE. That means it really, really MUST have been good. :)

    And as for Joe and the ballon swords - I absolutely celebrate moments like that! It makes my heart so happy to see my teenaged brother and sister really enjoying something because they want to and not caring what people might think. Now, that fairy lady story gave ME a laugh too! People are great, aren't they?!?!

    Happy 4th, Sasha! I am so glad it was a good one!

  7. I love your pictures Sasha! My Ava had her face painted too for the 4th. It is one of my favorite holidays and I love spending it in small town America!

  8. What a wonderful day! Can't think of anything that would have made it better.

  9. Looks like you had a terrific day! I love the two swords! I don't suppose you could tell me what brand Ava's sandals are? I'm looking for some sport-type sandals for my 7-year-old, and can't find any that look sturdy and cute like hers. (Although I'm in Canada...probably won't be able to get them ;-) )

    1. I got them from LL Bean Kids last season but they always carry them. We get a pair every year and they hold up SO well! I bet they deliver to Canada! :)