Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Fourth of July Fun!

We continued our annual tradition by heading up to Wintergreen for 4th of July weekend!  What a great weekend it was.  It's fun to look back at pictures from last year's 4th and remember how little the babies were last year and how much they've grown and changed since then!  I can now answer "yes" with certainty when people ask me if Olivia is walking yet.  Yes, yes she is!!  She walked ALL over the place this weekend and is definitely getting good at it.  She also got to go swimming for the first time and as you can tell by the pictures below.....she loved it!

 She even went all the way under the water!

She loved it so much!  I can't wait to bring her to the pool here at home!  We may have a little fish on our hands!

We had so much fun just playing and enjoying family time.  Olivia and Adam continued their fun from Memorial Day by chasing each other up and down the hallway!  Adam decided to crawl this time and sometimes Olivia would try to run with Adam.....that didn't work too well though!  They had so much fun playing with each other and I'm so happy they are so close in age and will grow up as best buds! 

Waking up on Sunday morning was so much fun because Grandpa was enjoying his coffee and his book out on the deck, so we grabbed Olivia's milk and headed out on the deck to enjoy our coffee and milk with him!  Adam and Maureen joined us soon after and a few minutes later, the whole family was outside enjoying the peace and quiet. 

We spent the day watching the Wimbledon finals and playing with the kids.  Once both kids were up from their afternoon naps, we headed back up to the pool only to find out it was thundering and we would have to wait at least 20 minutes after each rumble of thunder before going in.  So, we had to leave and head back home.  Adam was none too pleased, but he got a bath as soon as we got home....same thing right? 

The kids had so much fun being outside we decided to feed them dinner out there!  They loved it!

After eating, we took Olivia for a little walk on the deck and snapped a few pictures before it was bedtime and dinner time for the adults!

What a sweet kid we have huh?

After the kids went to bed, we enjoyed our dinner of ribs and sausage before Lee, Mark, Maureen and I headed up to the top of the mountain to enjoy the fireworks show!  I will say, I have seen tons of fireworks in my life but these just top them all.  They do such a fantastic job up there and I would hate to miss it!  I can't wait for the kids to get a little older so they can enjoy them as well.  Maybe next year....we'll see!

We got up Monday morning and had breakfast and played before getting all packed up to head home.  Since we didn't get to go to the pool on Sunday, Lee, Olivia and I headed up to the pool for a quick dip before getting in the car to come home.  What a great time we had.  She just loves the water!

My co-worker, Nikki, bought Miss Olivia the cutest little dress for the 4th.  She wore it all day yesterday and when we got home, Lee snapped a few pictures of it!  Isn't it adorable???

Thanks Miss Nikki!

I hope everyone else had a wonderful 4th as well!