Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Flashes from our Fourth

We broke tradition this year, and instead of attending my family's annual Sausage Fest, we did our own thing.
Some of our friends didn't have any plans, so we had them over in the afternoon for some bbq'ing and swimming.

I'm huge with tradition, so it was bitter-sweet to switch things up.

Our friends, Kaleb and Kristin have a daughter, Brinley, who is 3 weeks older than Jack.
We joke that it is an arranged marriage.
Kristin and I tried so hard to get a pic of both of them, but it was a fail.
Individual ones of Jack weren't much better...
This was Jack's second time in the pool.
The first time was a complete bust.
Here was his reaction.
This next time was a little better, but he was still not loving the water.
He lasted about five minutes in the floatie.
The rest of the time he had to be held by one of us, while whimpering most of the time.
I don't get it.
He loves the bath, splashes and sings.
The pool is like a big bath, buddy. Get with it.

Our friends Alex and Melanie also came over with their 5 day old daughter, Clara Lane.
I forgot to get a picture of that little cutie.

That evening, we went to our pastor's house for BBQ #2.
I brought The Pioneer Woman's Watermelon Pico de Gallo.
My sister had made it at the potluck she hosted a few weeks ago, and it is oh, so good.
Perfect for the 4th!

Of course, another photo op with Jack...
After dinner they set up the projector outside to watch The Sandlot, but the little man was already way past his bedtime, so we didn't stay long.

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!

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