Thursday, July 08, 2010

4th of July Festive Wear

It is a tradition since Ava's first 4th of July. We always have to take the family's pictures in our Festive Wear. This is the first year that my parents got to experience the fun of donning the patriotic goodness and they were great participants. There is just something about getting decked out in this craziness and heading out where everyone can see you looking silly. I love it and look forward to it every year. This was the first year that Ava seriously prowled through all of the items and we did have a few casualties. I am now going to be on the lookout for some more, because if we continue to have a big crowd, we will need some more! (I am such a bad mother that I didn't get any pics of Ava in her festive wear. We had a dog adopt us for the day and Ava was so nasty and sweaty from playing that she didn't need to be on camera!)

You can check out past Festive Wear here:

My parents (Grammy and Gramps)

Bradley's parents (Nana and Pop)

Aunt Bethany and the Lesters
Our Crew

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

4th of July - Part 1

We have had a busy couple of weeks here at the Rogers' House. The weekend of the 4th of July was busy with out of town family visiting and lots going on. I remember Ava's first 4th of July and Harrison's 1st didn't disappoint either. Ava and I did a few 4th of July crafts to get things started (and I really need to take a pic of the finished product), and then on Saturday we hosted a cookout at our house. My parents were visiting as well as Aunt Bethany and her boyfriend and his son, the Lesters. Before the cookout we enjoyed the heat outside on the deck and finally filled up Ava's pool for the first time. I can't believe we took so long to fill it up, but we finally did! Ava and my mom made chocolate covered pretzels with festive sprinkles and we just enjoyed some time visiting. Here are some pictures from the first part of the day. (and from Friday as well)
Ava fell asleep in her new star glasses.