Monday, July 4, 2011

Our long weekend begins! (with a trip to Ikea)

After I had a morning photo session, and we took the kids to Ikea, the kids napped.  Isaac continued his nap inside, thank goodness. 
 We went to a Clearwater Threshers baseball game. 
It seemed appropriate - look at their patriotic uniforms!
 We met my mom, Don, and Paige there. 
It was sooooo hot when we first got there - the sun was beating down on me, and for some reason I was wearing jeans.  (I was happy to find a pair of maternity jeans that fit - bad idea though.)  Steven saved the day with getting us some Rita's Italian ice and I went up into the shade for a while.  Isaac's hair was a sweaty lion's mane. 
 We took the kids to the playground for a little bit, and the sun went behind the clouds and there was a hint of a breeze.  I was happy. 

 We all were! 
 Until, like last year, it started sprinkling and they covered the field.  What a pain!  It didn't even rain that much at all, but they covered it and we waited and ate cotton candy. 
 It was hot and humid still.  I was ready to call it a night, but the kids wanted to stay, and since they got naps, we did. 
 As they uncovered the field, it started to rain again and they were about to cover it again!  Luckily, it stopped and the game continued.  We stayed 'til the bitter end to watch the fireworks!  Isaac was tired and prepared for the light show by covering his ears and climbing up onto my (then Steven's) lap. 
 They were beautiful, and set to patriotic music. 

It was a good start to our July 4th weekend! 
(Even though the kids didn't get into their beds until midnight, then slept in, then went to church without taking a bath - yuck!  I didn't even realize I hadn't given them a bath until they were dressed already.  Oh well.)

1 comment:

Kat Gille said...

Hey, did you make them carseat pillows? And I love Isaac's hair in the ear-plugging photo. Pretty cool-looking fireworks show too! :)