Okay, this may be my second post for the day but I had to do it! Those of you who know me well also know that I LOVE the Fourth of July. It is my favorite holiday. I don't know why but I love the parade, the stupid tradition of taffy throwing, bbq's and fireworks. What could make a better day? We started the day with Tyler working as hard as he could in the basement and me taking care of Lewie upstairs. I bought this dress for her last year and thought it would fit her again this year. Unfortunately, she has grown ALOT! I didn't care that it was now a mini-dress and she was pleased to wear her "Pretty" dress and her "Squeakers." Her Squeakers are these red shoes that squeak with every step, and I mean every step! We raced to the parade and London brought her purse to gather all the candy. She had so much and guess who ate most of it, ME! At one point, she wouldn't go up and stand in the front with Luke and Mia. We asked her why and she said, "It makes me a little Nerbous (nervous)." Apparently the fire trucks were a little boisterous for her tender ears. This is her staring in terror at all of the noise. I think all of the kids loved the parade. Ty snuck this picture of our backs. I love how Dean is carrying two kids. I don't know why, but every picture I took with Tyler in it, his mouth is wide open. I think it's because he's chewing ice. I, of course, was roasting at the beginning regardless of the glorious temperature for July. Tyler let me get two snowies and obviously he must have been enjoying them as well. Notice Ginger and Dean reaching for eachother. CUTE! Besides being pregnant and worried that I would be uber uncomfortable the whole day, it was actually pretty fun. I can't say I love the pregnant pics but, my only excuse for my size is that I'm almost due. The guys went golfing in the afternoon and when they came back we had a nice little bbq. One tradition that I love is our hike into the mountains to watch all of the surround fireworks. London was hilarious. Last year I think she fell asleep in the mountains, but this year she was a font of comments. For an hour and a half she commented on EVERY firework. The most common word was, "It's beautiful!" Tyler recorded her talking. Sorry, you can't see much but, her comments were so funny!