4th of July

It's waaaay too early to be up on a Saturday, but I'm wide awake so I going to try to play catch-up.  I have tons and tons of pictures from the 4th of July and I think some are really cute.  Let's see if I can quickly go through them...

The afternoon started with us turning the regular play set into a water park.  To get started, the first thing you have to do is empty the pail of water down the slide.

Then you get seated at the top and get ready to go.


Parker loved it! The water on the slide really helped him gain some speed, and he was able to catch some air and fly into the pool of water every time.

Now, you know I wasn't going to let him have all the fun...

Big kids can play too, right?

Even with so much fun to be had, you can still sometimes have a meltdown.

The pool was filled with water from the waterhose and it was freeeeezing!  Parks had to warm up with his Woody towel.

Mom was pretty pleased with how the water park turned out.

It wasn't long before the other cousins showed up for some water park fun.

Jett decided to try to water slide head first.

And I think he liked it!

Aren't his little boy muscles the cutest thing ever?

Of course, Parks had to go head first too since his older cousin was.

I think he liked it too.

And that's how the afternoon went. The boys went down the slide over and over again. They had a blast. I asked Bren if she wanted to go down too, but this is the look she gave me.

"Are you crazy?"

She was NOT going to go down that slide.

She's a much bigger fan of the swing. If someone would push her, she would swing all day.

"Yo, can I get a push?'

My dad moved the sprinkler to water the new flower bed and then, just like that, the water slide wasn't the most exciting thing anymore.

My parents decided to host a last-minute cookout for my dad's side of the family. We all got cleaned up and ready for company and good food.

Doc manned the grill, as usual.

This is the best picture I could get of my brother and his family. Once again, Bren wasn't very interested in me and my camera.

I tried to get her from the other side of the bench but she wouldn't look at me then either.

Jett kept telling me he cut his lip but I didn't ever really see anything...

Doc and I wore our patriotic colors in honor of the holiday.

I think everyone had a good time at the cookout. The heat wasn't too unbearable so we were able to spend a lot of time outside.

We taught our relatives how to play cornhole and had a small couples tournament.

Guess who thought it was her turn in the kiddy pool since it was kid-free?

All in all, it was a great fourth of July. Very low-key and relaxed, just the way I like it. Hope you all had a great 4th too!