We started out by letting Boogie have another sleepover. This one was with her friend L and our neighbor and Boogies friend A. The girls were great and L & A came and told me at 9pm that they were tired and we're going to bed. Of course I didn't believe them, but low and behold by 9:15 all the little girls in the house were sound asleep. I am not really sure what forces of Heaven and Earth helped pull that one off, but by 9:30 I was really thinking that I could handle two 4 year olds a 3 year old (almost 4 ) and a 4 month old. Keeping up with them on Saturday would change my mind and have me thanking God and his infinite wisdom for not giving me multiples. I promise to post some pictures of this little get together later, but all in all the girls were wonderful.
Saturday was our day of festivities this year, so I set me alarm for 7am so that I could be up before the girls to have pancakes and sausage ready when they woke up. Well at 6:50 L came in and crawled into bed with Jon and I closely followed about 5 minutes later by Boogie. A wasn't going to wake up unless I had a air horn near her head. So I rolled Boogie and L close together and jumped in the shower. Since L was wide awake we got dressed and I was able to snap a couple of cute patriotic shots of her in her 4th gear.
About an hour later everyone else was up and fed and packed and ready to go to the Marietta 4th of July Parade. A's parents and little brother joined us and we all set out for Marietta square. We love this parade and go every year, and every year I forget sunscreen, you'll see the effects of that mistake later.
So we found a great spot and got settled in.
The girls were anxiously awaiting the start of the parade, but waited it out like troops.
Jellybean just hung out with her biker daddy. Don't you just love her outfit?
Then it was time for the parade to begin. We got so lucky this year because they did a presentation of colors right in front of us, and it was great.
The floats were fantastic....
Of course being in the South no 4th of July parade is complete without Southern Belles and Confederate Soldiers....
And of course we are so grateful for the service and sacrifice of all the Veterans that came and were applauded for their service to our great nation.
We finally had to leave the parade after 2 hours because the girls were getting restless and Jellybean was falling asleep. Plus we had to be a Nah Nah and Bops house for some great BBQ and water fun with the family.
Before we left though Boogie made it a point to get as many campaign stickers as possible. She had quite a collection going....
I am sad to say that I was a slacker with the photography at Nah Nah and Bop's house, but we did have a great time and we did eat some fantastic food. It was also nice to visit with family and friends. If you do want to see some photos jump over to my SIL's blog and check out her pictures of everyone... Cooper 4th of July
After a brief swing by the house we headed the Chamblee for their fireworks display. Before you make a comment, Yes we always have a very busy 4th of July. At Chamblee we met up with Belle (my running partner) and her husband, along with friends S and J for a fun relaxing evening.
Jellybean and Jon just hung out, but it gave me a chance to snap some good shots...
This one of my favorites from the day. I just love that little face.
Charlotte is a bit more on the go so harder to get photos of, there was also a free bouncy house and slide right behind us, so she kept running over there to play. Free bouncy house = awesome idea while waiting for fireworks to start.