Fun Fourth

I'll have to start with a disclaimer on this by saying I did a very poor job of taking pictures on the 3rd and 4th of July.  But luckily through the magic of Instagram I was able to hijack some memories from Philip's postings and accountings of the weekend.

On the 3rd we went down to Yukon and spent the afternoon with Philip's grandparents, where Philip cleaned up his old John Deere for Denver - he was a big fan.

We then ate dinner with his immediate family and walked to the park to enjoy the Vetran's celebration.  This is the lone picture I got from that night.  Denver carrying his little chair.

Philip did better than me though and snapped this pretty picture of the beautiful fireworks. Annie was so pleased with herself because "the fireworks are going and I'm not scared!"

We had a great time and then late into the night we drove out to Sayre to celebrate with my family.  The kids and I spent the morning "helping" Papa with his chores and the cattle.  Annie drove us home from the pens.

The kids spent the afternoon playing with their cousins which included jumping on the trampoline with the sprinkler under it and this was genius and it essentially blew their mind. Who would've thought of that? Basically every kid before you that has had a trampoline but I'm not going to change anyone's mind when they think I have an awesome idea.

That evening we headed to a friend's for a weenie roast and all other sorts of creek fun.  The kids got to ride on a paddle boat, eat hotdogs and smores, fish, ride with Philip on the kayak, swing on the tire swing, and run around and get dirty.

(this guy was adamant he wear his boots and stomped around as happy as a lark in them all night)

Since a great majority of Denver's fun fell under the category of "getting dirty" which consisted of him just throwing big red dirt clods he had a sink bath before bed that night.

Skinned knees and sweet baby face, be still my heart.

The next morning the kiddos dressed for church in the finery Nana had bought and after some photos we went to services and enjoyed seeing and visiting with lifelong friends.

We then headed back to Stillwater after a fun few days of family, fun, and being reminded of how blessed we are to be Americans.

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