Sunday, July 5, 2009

I love the Fourth

Here are some photos from our weekend. We left for the cities around lunchtime on Friday. We stayed at Stacy (Thad's sister) and Jeff's new home in Prior Lake. The kids played, sang, danced, and did all that fun stuff that cousins/friends do.
The boys went to watch a great Twins game on Saturday while the girls went to Chutes and Ladders. I stayed back with an overtired four and nine month old. After they rested (but not long enough), Stacy, Grandma Jo, and I drove the girls/little kids to Off Saks in downtown Minneapolis.
We grilled and watched the fireworks display over Mystic Lake casino. We had a perfect view. Today we got up, ready, and visited my lifelong friend AJ and her hubby Bill who I actually knew in college. Her three girls are darling, and our kids threw their swimsuits on for a dip in their pool. I think they could have swam all day long, and we could have visited with Bill and AJ too! You will see in the pictures that Laila was trying to take a bite out of chubby Brady. It was hilarious! Delaney and Thad snuggled for a bit too, which was funny considering she had never met him....
We stopped at the outlet mall, and then the kids napped much of the way home. All in all it was a fabulous weekend, and I feel blessed to have such great friends and family...

6 comments:

Erin said...

Love the pic of Kate in her rockstar pose. You had an awesome weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Vicky said...

Looks like a great time! What a great pool! You'd have a hard time dragging ME away from a pool like that :)

ABCDH said...

Those were really cute! I especially love the one of Olivia swimming.
Did you get much shopping done at the mall - were there good deals?

Dr. J said...

Glad you all had a great time!
I am officially addicted to outlet malls. They usually have great guys stores...shhh don't tell any other men I said this or I'll deny ;)
~R

TBRKO said...

I didn't get one thing for myself. Go figure! Thad made out great, and Ryan got some crocks. To appease the other kids, they each got a 'thing' to put on their crocks.
Ryan, I think outlet malls are hit and miss. Oftentimes it's stuff made just for the outlet mall, not really an overstock. Prices can be good, but other times not so much.

Tortorice's said...

I love how Delaney liked Thad-she loves hanging with the guys. She is the same way with Erik but will take three days to snuggle into me. The girl is going to be a heartbreaker.