Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy 4th of July

I know this post is late, but we had such a busy and fun weekend, this is the first chance I have had to share it with everyone else.  Hope loved the fireworks...her first year of seeing fireworks.  I cried a little because I remember last year and praying and wondering if Hope would ever be able to see fireworks.  Hope stayed up for the whole display and got so over-tired that Jerry had to walk her around as I sat in traffic with all the kids.  We are all about routine at our house, so all the kids get a little over-tired when it is past their bedtime.  I try not to be too much of a tyrant about our routine, but their bodies know when they need to eat and sleep and it basically follows our routine at home.

We have had Destiny for a few weeks and she has been amazing.  She is helpful and loves spending time with all of us.  She also gets a chance to spend time with her friends from around here and even got to go camping.  I know it has to be hard for her at times because there are so many of us and our house gets NOISY, but I think she likes it here for the most part.

Hope loves Popsicles and her brothers are very good at sharing!

We have the best cat...he just lays there and lets all of the kids pull on him and lay all over him!

Hope doesn't have anything scheduled for a few weeks when she has to go to the pediatrician for her 9 month vaccinations.  I can't wait to go because I am hoping she will be up to 15 pounds.  She has been eating like crazy and still taking about the same amount of formula.  She is really getting big and growing in so many ways.  She is wanting to get up and walk around, but she can only stand for a few seconds.

Check out that fish...it is my oldest son, Jerry's, very first catch and it was the biggest catch of the day!

We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July.  Freedom feels so good on weekends like this!


  1. It looks like you guys had a great weekend. What an awesome cat! Our dogs run from Derrick...I don't think they've ever been still enough around him to let him lie on them like that! Extra treats for kitty!! :)

    Jerry, that's an awesome fish! :)

  2. Looks like you all had a great weekend! That is a great fish! Wow! Hope is so adorable- I'm glad she liked the fireworks. Andrew loves them, too! :)

    Happy 4th!
    The Huegels

  3. So happy that you all are having such a great relaxing summer (with minimal doctors appointments. :) ). She is getting so big and of course, more adorable with every picture. :)

  4. Great fish picture! I love watching Wyatt learn to fish and seeing the expression on his face when he holds up his catch! Glad you guys had a great 4th and I can't wait to hear how Hope's appt goes! Praying for added weight!

  5. Oh it looks like you guys really had a good weekend. I am glad that Hope doesn't have to go to the dr's for a few weeks. ((HUGS))

  6. She looks so grown up I can hardly believe it. Glad your enjoying your summer and that she is also enjoying food! =)

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