Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 4th

Our Fourth of July was so much fun this year. We spent Monday and Tuesday at my parent's house to celebrate with my family. We pulled up to the house and it was (not surprisingly) completely decked out in all things USA. My mom loves her a holiday and it gives her the chance to create such beautiful and 
unique scenes. I am in awe of her creativity and ability to put together such lovely parties and get togethers. Up on the hill of my parents land is their pool and next to it they put up a giant canopy tent with a gorgeous table setting for us to eat, drink, relax, and escape from the sun. 

We spent the evening of the fourth with my parents, brother, grandparents, and my cousin and his wife. There was lots of swimming, eating hotdogs and watermelon, drinking margaritas, shooting fireworks, and of course playing with baby. This fourth of July was so special and memorable because it was another first for Violet. She loved everyone talking to her. She was all smiles the whole night. When it got dark Robby and my brother set off the fireworks while the rest of us sat under the tent and watched. Violet got her bedtime bottle during the first part and sat up and watched the big explosions at the end. She never got scared. It was so amazing to watch her follow them up into the big black sky and see her face light up when they burst into different colors. It was the best ending to our first fourth of July with our daughter. 

The next day we woke up, ate breakfast, and headed out to the pool. We spent almost all day outside in the water or under the big tent. Violet swam herself out and fell asleep on my lap as we ate lunch. It was such a perfect, hot summer day. 


  1. The sweetest post ever. We also had the best holiday. Everyone had a great can it not be the best day ever with our baby girl
    coming to the party.

  2. I love this!!!
    What a wonderful day it must have been and of course adore every picture as always! Thank you for sharing. Little Violet is growing up so fast and love her big ol smiles!!!