The good stuff from the Fourth of July:
Declan was in his first parade! Our city parade has the following motto: "Half the city is in the parade, and the other half watches the parade". My mom, dad and Ashley came to see. It was neat.
We went to my cousin's house on the lake for her annual party. A couple of pontoon rides, swimming in very cold water for the brave and the young, good food, good company, good times.
Here are some pics from the 4th:
Our family unit before the parade:
My mom and Brendan "spectating" on the parade route:
There is Declan (and me walking beside) in the Zoo tram with Camp Apples and Bananas (his summer camp program)
After the parade on the swingset, waiting for Brendan to wake up so we can all go to the lake.
Ashley waiting too. Yup, I painted some faces!
At the lake: Steve let Ashley and Declan take turns "driving" his boat. That man is so chill and relaxed all the time. I do NOT know his secret, but I would like to!
The Fourth of July party is also/actually Kevin's birthday party. He was born on the 3rd - close enough!
Me, holding Brendan and his lakewater mohawk. He didn't get a bath last night and his hair still smells a little funky...
A better shot of the "do":
Here is Richard...he is too sweet for words. He was either playing with Ashley and Declan or watching Brendan the whole day!
Miss Stacy - so pretty!