Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The One With Twins in My New House

July 6-8, 2018

We have to back up a little bit.  There was a PRETTY MAJOR holiday between last weekend and this weekend, and since it is a BIG ONE for our family, I would be remiss if I didn't document it.  Plus, one year ago this week, I started this blog 2020 project with the FIRST post - and it happened to cover 4th of July.  I love this time of year!

It all messed up with the actual HOLIDAY falling in the middle of the week - on a WEDNESDAY!  So, we actually started our party on TUESDAY night!  We all headed over to our friend's the Hatfield's for fun dinner, sides, and sweets, and A WHOLE LOT of firecrackers!  We started at duck with the "little" stuff, then it was on to the BIG stuff!  It was super fun, and a good time was had by all.  It was warm, but not hot, and we all came home with a little sun on our cheeks and hair that smelled a little like a camp fire...

when we got home at midnight

LOVE the comparisons!

Wednesday, the ACTUAL 4th of July, was spent with family.  We slept in to recover from the night before, but there was more family time to come, and more stuff to blow up!  Cousin Kayleigh was here from Texas and staying with Nana and Grandpa.  So we met for dinner, visited Brian's grave, bought more fireworks, and set them off at Nana and Grandpa's house in Perkins.

Finn, Jake, Kayleigh and Lara at Brian's grave site

Annual Smoke Bomb Tradition

Lara, Jake, Kayleigh and Finn at Nana's House

Mom and Lara lightin' it up!

Friday, when the weekend actually starts, we had a visitor!!!!!  For the first time since we lived in our new house (8 weeks, now!), Emma came to Stillwater and STAYED IN OUR HOUSE!  We were thrilled to have her!  Finn gave up his bed for her.  Well, sort of.  He started out on the floor of his room in a sleeping bag, but by the end of the night he was in bed with her! LOL!

After we ate dinner Friday night, the kids just HAD to get out of the house.  All of them.  So, for the first time since I had 2 licensed drivers, all my kids went in a car together.  ALONE together.  I took some pictures, then apparently there was some Snap Chatting by Child #1...

All 4 kiddos leaving in Jett the Jetta

I can't even

Saturday was pretty chill.  The girls went out in the morning and ran some errands.  Then, the took Jake to see a movie - Uncle Drew.  Jake LOVED it! I think the girls liked it, too, but the best part was just making memories!  That evening, Finn got to ride in Emma's truck with Emma and Lara as they ran some errands for us as well. This teenage driver thing is great!

Sunday, we all got up early to beat the crowds for At The Movies at Life.Church Stillwater.  Even though we went to the 8:30am service, it was still PACKED!  The movie was "The Greatest Showman" and the message was SPOT on!  I made the kids pose for a picture before church:

Jake (11), Emma (16), Lara (16), Finn (6.5)

What a great weekend it was!  Can't believe the summer is 1/2 over.  I heard a Back To School shopping ad on the radio this morning.  The kids are already talking schedule pick-ups and meet the teacher.  I finalized my class schedule as well.  Summer is speeding by!

Oh - and this fun comparison:

My kiddos are looking old....  Here's to next weekend!

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