Dad, Ethan and I
Evie's cousins Delphina, Gabirel and Clare are leading the parade behind the firetruck.
Dad gave Ethan a ride while I ran ahead to take a few photos
Jeremy and Isaiah.
At the end of the parade the firemen let the kids take turns turning on and off the fire hose. The kids always enjoy getting soaked even for an unusually overcast and cool 4th.
Maddie, Morgan and Noah run through the water. Jeremy had a great idea to dress the kids in their swimsuits under their clothes.
Even Grandma and Ethan took a turn running through the water
Gabriel taking a turn. He is such a sweet boy!
This is Mr. July in the fireman's calendar....
Mandy and I, chaperoning our kids at the snack table.
Joel and Ethan
Clare, Delphina and Evie loading up on snacks.
The Clark family; Kevin, Anderson, Clare, Laurie, Louis (snoozing) and Gabriel.
The Tabors; Delpina, Mandy and Claudia
After the parade we had lunch at our place. My mom and dad celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary at the end of the month. To me they still act like newlyweds.
Gabriel (in Evie's Dorothy wig) and Evie (in her Dorothy dress)
Delphina, Morgan and Maddie are having a little picnic.
Jeremy and dad.
Ethan, under the kids table, once again cleaning up the fallen scraps.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEREMY AND MANDY! Mandy's birthday is on July 5th and Jeremy's is on the 12th. It's always fun to celebrate since we're all together.
back: Delphina and Morgan
front: Claudia, Evie, Clare and Maddie
The boy's; Ethan, Noah, Anderson, Gabriel, Louis and Isaiah
After naps we went on our bikes to buy fireworks to take to the Potters later that night. I thought it was funny that Evie was holding up her shorts so she didn't get them wet...like they aren't short enough...
Joel is fixing my flat tire. The kids enjoyed running around for a few minutes.
Hooray for fireworks.
Wow, what's that dad....lemme see, I wanna see...
Ethan and I. The kids sure love going for bike rides.
At the Potter's house. Claudia, Clare and Evie make soup with all the fireworks they picked up off the ground.
Isaiah was tickling toes. It was cute to see the kids hold out their feet to get tickled.
VIDEO: The neighborhood parade led by the Lincoln fire department.