Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July fun and lots of "firsts"

This could end up being a long post! We had a WONDERFUL weekend! We didn't really have anything solid planned to do for the 4th until my aunt Dottie popped up on Facebook chat around Tuesday and said, "Why don't ya'll come up to our house for the 4th?" That set everything in motion. She and my uncle Gary live in Ravenna, TX, which is maybe 5 miles from the Oklahoma border, if that much. They have an awesome place out there--it's so peaceful, and they have lots of land with 3 little ponds to fish in and a "saloon" where they have a pool table and other fun stuff to do. For a few years now, they have done a big fireworks show at their place. We've never been able to go and have always been disappointed at that. So when Dottie asked us to come, we didn't hesitate! We had the best time this weekend. I wasn't ready for it to end. Drew had a lot of firsts...first haircut, first real steps, and first 4th of July, of course!

Playing in the water with Grams--you can see how long his hair is. Over his ears!


First haircut--he did great!

He sticks his tongue out all the time now










Let go of my head!


All done!


Blow dry

Trent riding his bike where Mommy used to ride her bike for hours--up and down the driveway

Out at Dottie and Gary's

Elena (my cousin Vicki's daughter) and Trent playing in the pool


There's a shark in the pool!

Asa (Vicki's son) riding his bike

Grams and Drew



I could seriously just eat her up. She is SO cute! Elena with their pug puppy, Gizmo.


Aaron and Mom playing horseshoes


Me and my baby


Traci and John


My family


Drew has taken one step before he grabs onto me, but on Saturday, he took 5 whole steps at once! It was so exciting!


I love his face in this one!


Gotcha, Mom!

Traci and the boys

Trent and my cousin Rhett--Trent is Rhett's shadow! Follows him everywhere!

My beautiful cousin, Vicki



Drew and John



I don't know what's going on here! I just think this picture is funny!


Drew was drinking a bottle right before the fireworks started, and he put his bottle down when they started and was mesmerized! If you know my son, you know he doesn't put down a bottle till he has sucked it dry. So he must have been amazed!




I took 4 different videos of the fireworks show that Gary put on. They have 3 ponds on their land that are all in a row, and he lines up the fireworks along the back of the ponds and runs around lighting each one. These videos are pretty much back to back, I just didn't want them to take all day to upload to my blog, so I broke it up a little. Each video is about 2 minutes long. Drew was pretty much silent during the first video because he just couldn't believe his eyes, but you'll hear him mostly in the 2nd and 3rd ones just yelling at the top of his lungs because he was so excited at what he was seeing. Priceless! Gary did a great job on the fireworks, and I'm so glad we got to go! We always have the best time out at their place.



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