Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July and a Commenting Challenge!

What a crazy, fun long weekend we have had! I'm super excited that I can share all of our festive 4th of July celebrations (and other miscellaneous goings-ons) by joining up with Jenna from Jenna's Journey! She is doing a super fun challenge to link up and then  read at least 10 new blogs a day for 7 days and leave a comment on everyone. How fun to get to know other people and have other people get to know me and my family!

Graham and I started out the weekend by escaping from the crazy heat here in Texas and heading to the nearest movie theater! This has always been one of our favorite places for him and I to have Momma/Graham dates.

Yikes! Not the greatest picture of Graham and I at the movie theater but we just had to commemorate our finally seeing Kung Fu Panda 2!

Sunday for us started off pretty low-key and ended with a bang! We headed out to church for the 11 am service and then went to lunch afterwards. Grady can always be bribed to smile for the camera with the promise of a french fry! Graham has just learned from over the years that it's better to just smile and get it over with or else I will just keep bugging him until he does. He is one smart kiddo! :)

When we got home from lunch, I had Bobby take a quick picture of me for this weeks pregnancy journal. I think here I am 26 weeks and 3 days! Can you tell that this is definitely a post-lunch pregnancy belly?? I swear it was not that big when we left the house that morning!!

We rested up for the rest of the afternoon and then headed out the Circus!

At the age of 9 Graham is starting to get really tired of me asking him to pose for his picture everywhere we go. Thank the Lord he is such a good sport most of the time!

Two Words : Cotton Candy. Yummy!!

Poor Grady started to have a meltdown in the middle of the show. By this late in the evening he had just had ENOUGH of being cooped up in our little part of the row. I finally took his picture mid-cry and showed him the camera and thank goodness he was all distracted by it!! :)

The fun end of the show parade!

This morning we woke up and headed out to start our 4th of July activities! Graham is in Cub Scouts and we were able to participate in tons of fun activities in our little community here. The first thing that he and some other boys were able to do was the flag raising at the local park!

(I was trying to get a close up of the boys doing the flag and consequently you can't see Graham in this picture! Oops!)

I am soo proud of Bobby and Graham! Bobby is the assistant Den Leader for the Webelos group. I love that they have this special thing that they can do together!

The boys also got to be in the Garden Ridge parade around the neighborhood. I was standing on the wrong side of the street to get a good picture of the boys. Can you see Bobby waving at me though? :)

Grady was equally excited by the parade as he was as all the candy that he collected!

After the Parade the Cub Scouts had a "Rain gutter Regatta". Bobby and Graham each built a little wooden boat to sail down a rain gutter.  No trophies were won but they had such a good time participating!

We are about to head out to my in-laws house now for a little cookout.  We seriously celebrate the 4th of July around here almost all day long! I hope that everyone else has had a great long weekend!!


The Anglin Family said...

Hey Hillary!!! Just wanted to say hey since youre one of my favorite bloggers and all, lol.

Hope ya'll are having a happy fourth and I love the sweet baby bump!!!

Paige said...

Stopping by from Jenna's 2nd annual comment challenge! Looks like you've had a wonderful weekend. Hope you have a great week!

Jennifer Vanzant said...

Hey! Im from Jennas Challenge and found your blog! It looks like yall had fun today and you have the cutest little boys! Hope you have a wonderful week and come and stop by my blog!

Giggles said...

Stopped by from Jenna's challenge and look forward to browsing your blog some more. Always excited to find other Texas bloggers!

Tristan said...

oh my! what a BUSY weekend!!
such cuties!!

Laurie said...

Looks like a really fun weekend. We have never taken our girls to a circus, but I know they would enjoy it.

jotts said...

I am over from Jenna's. Love your blog! And you have a precious family! :)

Brittany said...

Coming from JJ....

Love your blog - I'm a new follower -- your boys are just precious! Congrats on the newest addition this fall:)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping from Jenna's Challenge! You had so much going on! The circus looks like such fun.

Natasha said...

Looks like you had a great holiday weekend!

Gutterhelmet said...

Bad gutters really can do a number on your home if you're not careful, like this says:, if the gutters go bad, it can affect just about everything & cost you a ton of money! Check out for more.

Janelle said...

Stopping by from Jenna's Journey. I love the belly. It always made me laugh when I looked so much more pregnant at night than in the morning :)

Amy said...

Looks like you guys had a more exciting 4th than I did!

Jessica said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from Jenna's blog.

It looks like you guys had a much more exciting 4th than I did! I wish I would've gotten to go to the circus. I absolutely loved it when I was a little girl.

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Carol said...

Your 4th looks like it was full of family and fun - a perfect holiday. Stopping by from Jenna's - nice to meet you, and congrats on your pregnancy!

Jenna said...

What a great weekend! Your bump is SO cute!!!

Thank you for participating in the challenge!

Sharla said...

I'm popping over from Jenna's comment challenge. I love your sons matching shirts for church. I just had a mommy-son date with one of my 9 year old sons this week too!

Heidi said...

Stopping by from Jenna's. Looks like a fun 4th of July weekend. Congratulations on your look great!!

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