Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July

"I'm ready for the party"

Mama and Natasha

Playing with the ice

Dada and Natasha

The hostess for our 3rd of July party

"Oh look, it's my BFF, Kyra"

Two very festive and smiley girls!

Kyra loved the bounce house this time... Natasha was still unsure

Our little cutie pie

Jakey and Kyra


5K Ladera Race on 4th of July

Another cute outfit


Relaxing with dada

Water Park fun on the 4th!

We hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July weekend as much as we did! Our weekend started off with dinner at Uncle Matt and Auntie Lizzy's house on Saturday night. They made delicious pulled pork sliders and we had ice cream sundaes for dessert. Natasha got to stay up late that night since she was having too much fun entertaining us all. She loves being the center of attention and she also loves playing with Cooper (although I think Cooper was ready for her to leave his house).

The next day we had a 3rd of July BBQ with our family and friends. The weather was beautiful and once again we ate too much. We had hot dogs and sausages, appetizers and lots of tasty desserts, especially the cake pops (it's like crack on a stick - not that I know what crack is like)! Natasha got to play with her BFF, Kyra again plus her pals, Jack, Jakey and Maggie came too. It was so much fun watching the kids play together and run around everywhere. They sure did have a good time and hopefully their parents did too. Later in the evening we lit the fire pit to roast marshmallows for s'mores. We are so happy that our friends and family were able to come and celebrate the 4th a day early and make some yummy treats!

After all that eating, I don't know what I was thinking running a 5K race on the 4th! But it felt great and I was pretty proud of myself for doing it. I think I did pretty well considering I was pushing Natasha in the jogging stroller and it was so hot already in Ladera at 8:30 in the morning. It was good practice for the 5K I will be running in two weeks... although it is a Munchathon, so it is an obstacle course with food stations... more for fun than an actual race! After the 5K we all had a lazy early afternoon before heading over to the Water Park with Grandma Lou. Natasha was still a little dazed from all the festivities over the weekend, so she wasn't as excited about the water park. We headed home for dinner and was going to leave it up to Natasha's mood as to whether or not we were going to watch the fireworks later in the evening. But by 7:30, our little girl started rubbing her eyes and wanting to be held more, so it was definitely time to call it a night. I was hoping to see some fireworks from out backyard, but I only saw the flashes in the sky. Maybe next year Natasha will be able to stay up past nine. All in all, it was a great weekend.


  1. We had so much fun at your 3rd of July party!!! I think Kyra would happily move into your bounce house if she could! Great job on the 5K...but what the heck is a Munchathon? Are you supposed to run in between eating? How's that going to work? Good luck!

  2. Thanks again for having us over on the 3rd! We had a great time and Jakey loved playing in the bounce house and and eating the yummy food!! Oh, and playing with the rocks :)