Sunday, July 05, 2009

4th of July pictures

We had a fun 4th of July. I had a 3 day weekend which is rare for me. Abby's daycare had a family cook out smack in the middle of Friday so I did get to go to that. I left her at daycare afterwards to finish off her day. As expected she was none to happy about that plan but she made it. I haven't had a day to myself in forever so what did I do? I purged my house. Got rid of each and everything that we didn't need and took it all to good will. While not fun it was still a good feeling. My condo continues to shrink these days so what ever room I can free up is awesome.

On Saturday Abby and I were up and out early to the Mal hoping to catch some sales. We did a little bit but the deals could have been better. As is now par for the course Abby scored the new items that day. (She is way more fun to buy for then me anyways)

Our 4th of July celebration took place at a cookout given by Aunt Elizabeth's parents. They live smack on the York River and right across the river from where the Yorktown fireworks are set off. After a good dinner we all set up camp on the banks of the river and waited for the show. We had a great view and because they were set off across the river from us they weren't to loud. Abby probably thought they were never going to start but once they did she liked them. The show was probably 20 to 30 minutes though so her interest kind of dwindled at the end. She did a lot of seat hopping. Once they were done it was almost 10 PM so we headed out only to sit in traffic. It took us an hour and 10 minutes for what usually is a 15 min or so ride home. Oh well. Totally worth it cuz we had a great time. Best of all we had Sissy (my niece) come home with us. Sissy got up with Abby this morning and fed her and kept her entertained while I SLEPT IN!!!!! I haven't slept in for almost a year. Today I slept till almost 11 AM. Sissy I really owe you one. It was AWESOME!!!! Sissy spent the day with us today as well. It was rainy so we stayed in but she and Abby had a blast. Sissy Abby asked for you all evening tonight :) Thank You!!! We love you :) Now enjoy the pictures :) First up is the very festive Cousin Josh.

Cup Cakes!!!!
Loving her cupcake :)

Cupcakes make me silly :)


Boats gathering to watch the fireworks.

Josh checking out the boats.

Abby checking out the boats.

Lots of blurry pictures. Sorry!

Waiting for the fireworks with Meema.

Power nap?


Uncle Pete, Annetta and Josh.

Sissy and Uncle Hughie and Da.

Abba. Still waiting for fireworks.

Finally! (Fireworks are sure hard to catch on film)


Happy Birthday America!!!


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Looks like you had an AMAZING 4th of July..
Love the photos..
And Abby's dress is tooooo CUTE..
Have a great week..

Sherry Mc said...

For someone who's camera was dying you got some great shots. Haven't down loaded yet. Yea for Sissy. It was a fun night too. xo's Mom

Briana's Mom said...

Wow! Awesome pictures! Abby looked adorable!