Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fourth of July

My time on the east coast is coming to an end, so we spent this week visiting family
getting in as much quality time with them as possible.
Waiting around for the fireworks gave us a little time to hang out.
Which means... Dan and Mitch wrestled and squished each other's faces.

We watched in fascination as Delilah smiled and cooed and made silly faces and sounds.

And appreciated from afar Mitch's collection of critters

(Well... most of us were able to do that.  
He seemed to enjoy getting them as close as possible to his mother's face.
  I guess the reaction he got was totally worth it. )

We dyed Quincy's hair and think that the new hair color suits her nicely
(it's redder)
The girls amused themselves by poking each other in the forehead....

Kevin listened to his music

But he also made time to stick his nose into the kids pictures

(Mitch's dragonfly also made the shot.)

Grant kept busy rolling grass into balls...

My youngest sister, Kate, hung out with her boyfriend.

The kids (and maybe some of the grownups) danced to the music and generally goofed around.

Then... finally.... the main event!

The kids settled in 

And watched quietly.
Ooohing and aahing in all the right places.

But Dan still had a little goofing off left in him.

Happy (Belated) Fourth of July!


T.J. said...

OH MY goodness- that picture of Kate looks like you with a wig on!!!!! And Quincy's hair is fab- red is the way to go, I say ;)

An entertaining post for what looks like a wonderful time with family. I'm so glad you had a chance to gather with everyone, Colleen!

Susan said...

Oh such fun! Red hair, gorgeous fireworks, and I love how everyone had their own way of keeping busy until the main event! Happy belated 4th to you as well!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like a wonderful way to spend the 4th. Lovely pics. I love the light on the pic of the 3 kids.

Grammie/Mom said...

And a fun time was had by all!! Your pictures show that. I loved having all of you around Dad and I these last few days!

deb duty said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with your family! You got so many great photos. The last shot of the fireworks is fabulous!

Leslie said...

this was so much of the best parts of the whole visit was just all o us hanging out there on the WP lawn enjoying the music and goofing around.

Linda R. said...

These photo's are fabulous.. Looks like so much fun!!

AlyGatr said...

I envy you your trip to the east coast AND your fireworks. Just LOVE that last shot!

Brooke said...

Awwww. I bet your family is going to be so sad to see you all go. Bummer. It is hard to be apart from family. But, new adventures await ;D Love all the playful shots... minus the critters - ekkkk! Happy 4th!
That last shot = pure awesomeness!!!!

CJ said...

Aw looks like you guys had a fun time! Happy (late) 4th to you guys - and your firework shot is nothing short of AWESOME!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh my goodness Colleen- that shot of the baby with the ear protection is priceless!

Kelley said...

What a happy family! I love the pictures and I love your daughter's red hair. :)

Alita said...

Ooooh these pictures glow! You have a beautiful family chica. I loved reading about your 4th of July. HAPPY FOURTH (belated)


Kat said...

thanks for putting me on your blog lol. although the glare in my glasses makes me look like i have a lazy eye.