Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy 4th

Ian, Stephanie and baby Emmett came down and joined us in our Independence day celebrations! We woke up and went to our church's patriotic pancake breakfast first thing in the morning. It was nice to sing some patriotic songs with friends and the boys loved the pancakes.

Ian and gang showed up around lunch and we had a nice mellow afternoon at home enjoying each others company. We ate some dinner and then packed up to head into Goleta for a little block party and the firework show. My parents old neighbors host an annual fourth block party and block off the cul de sac. The boys enjoyed playing some baseball, soccer and running in the street.

There was lots of goodies to indulge in and once the sky got dark the fireworks began. William & Zachary enjoyed the show just fine, but Jameson was not too happy with the noise. He kept saying " too scary mommy, go home now" "don't like it mommy, too loud, I want to go home now" pretty much through the entire firework presentation. We made it though. Emmett slept through it all! What a guy. We got home at the same time as Billy, who was extended until 10pm as usual.

Next day we packed up again and spent the afternoon at the beach. It was a perfect beach day, water was warm and swimmable and it was just slightly breezy. Our house was baking, so it felt nice to be on the sand and in the water rather than sweating at home.
Thanks Ian and Stephanie for spending the holiday weekend with us! It's nice to have some family close by :)


  1. So fun! Sounds like you guys had a great time. Miss you all!

  2. It does sound like a fun day.

  3. Did you meet the new people who moved into Dave's house? I would have loved to be in the old neighborhood with you.

  4. At first glance I thought Ian was Billy- that is the first time I ever thought they looked even a little bit alike! Fun 4th, Jameson is looking so old. That is nice that you still attended the block party.