Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July

I love the 4th of July!!! It is a wonderful low key way to gather as a family. Our family traditions involve a pool party and Tom and Joan BBQ pot luck mmmmm, there were many healthy and just plain yummy options this year. It was so much fun playing in the water escaping the heat and catching up with family. We are so lucky to have the freedom to gather together to celebrate our nations birthday. Thank you to all of those in the present and past who have fought for this freedom.

Dad, mom, Tom, Brooke, Chrissy, and Sydney enjoying the front yard fireworks show.
Brook and Macy showing off there sparkler skills.
The older boys escaped the heat inside for a bit playing rock band.
Sydney looking up to Grandpa Rainford
Uncle Tom and Aunt Sharon
The neighbors showed off their choreographed sparkler skills. I thin the youngest person in this group was about 65.
The girls playing in the pool Aunt Teresa in the background, Mom (Lisa), Sydney, Me, Chrissy
Me and Sydney look how tiny she was last year in the photo below.

Teresa and her daughter Brooke Teresa was a pro gymnast.
Uncle Tom the Grill Master
Sydney swimming

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Time goes by so fast. I can't believe how big Sydney is! She is soooo cute! I miss Vegas! Love the sparkler pictures.