Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fourth of July

Our plan for the holiday was to take it easy in the morning so the boys would have the energy to play all afternoon and enjoy some fireworks. It was as if the boys heard us planning and decided to reek havoc with it. The boys were up at 6:30, by 7 it was obvious they were not going to go back to sleep.
Cody went back to bed for about 3 hours while the boys and I played and had pancakes for breakfast. I was able to catch a 30 minute nap. We had planned on making to to Cody’s parents around 2:30 for dinner and playing on their inflatable water slide. By 1:30 the boys were over tired and we attempted some quiet time reading in their beds. It didn’t go well.

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They were so hyper we couldn’t even get them to sit in their beds let alone lay down. Even with the lack of rest we were still going to go ahead with the plan.
We made it to grandma and grandpa’s house ready to play. Grandma was well prepared with pinwheels and flags for all of the kids.

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The boys had been talking about the water slide all week and couldn’t wait to play.

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They played on the slides, splashed in the water and played with the water guns for hours.

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Like father..

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Like son

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After everyone was thoroughly waterlogged we sat down for dinner with hotdogs, or hotdog sandwiches as the boys call them. The boys favorite part though was dessert, round one was cupcakes.

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Nicholas, Andrew, Parker

Round 2 of dessert was popsicles, but I didn’t get any good photos. By the time everyone was done eating and played some more the boys were so done for the day. Early wake up with no nap had taken it’s toll. Since Cody and I both had work in the morning and the boys had playschool we left before dark. It’s too bad we missed out on the fireworks, but the boys would have been super cranky or asleep if we had stayed. As it was the neighborhood fireworks were enough to keep the boys awake until around 10 at which point they became delirious, hyper and not a lot of fun. Next year we will hopefully be better adjusted to sleeping in a bit more and we’ll make it to the fireworks.

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