July 7, 2008

Our 4th wrap up - on the 7th!

So...  I was really sick all week, so our 4th was uneventful. #2 kid spent it with friends. Fine. Family wasn't around, so we went to our FAVORITE place to watch fireworks. The Moraga country Club. Best ever. You sit on the golf course and the fireworks go off right over your head! It lasted 18 min. 45 sec. (so says the guys next to us)

Daddy & Emma watching intently
Mom and Becca watching, too

The grand finale is always our favorite.
Saturday, Becca had a little tournament, 4 games in Benicia. They won all 4 games and she went 7 for 7!
Then a little swimming at Andrew's friend's house. Emma perfected the belly flop off the diving board - first time ever! The life vest took the impact.

Sunday was a special day, Andrew received the Aaronic Priesthood. (I guess the only pics I ever have of him are playing baseball)

Being the best mom ever, I agreed to sleeping in the tent with A & E. (reality check pic!) We have a blowup mattress that keeps air for a couple hours. Needless to say, I slept horribly, plus I woke up in the middle of the night (3am) itchy and I had the hives. The benadryl helped me to sleep the rest of the night. (I think Katelynn gave me them. She had them all last week!)

Today Becca and dad are off to Great America for her 8th bday (in Feb). It's a tradition that my family had. When you turn 8 you get a special day with dad, in leu if a party, to celebrate being baptized. I think they're having fun, she's already been on the Demon! Now I'm off to Costco with some bored children.....


utmomof5 said...

Looks like a fab weekend to me!! Congrats on the priesthood ffor your son.
You are a better mom than me -- I would have waited until they were all alsleep and then climbed in my bed :)

SFMiles said...

Looks like you had an awesome 4th maybe next year we can go see you guys and watch the fireworks together. it seems like you guys found the perfect spot! I think it is a very special awesome tradition that Mark has with his kids what a special time for them to remember! wow!