Sunday, July 7, 2013

4th of July weekend with Grandma Linda and Aunt Laurie

After uploading pictures from the 4th of July weekend, I realized why everyone (including me!) took a nap yesterday afternoon. For not having an itinerary for our guests, Grandma Linda and Aunt Laurie, we sure did find ways to keep busy.
When Grandma Linda arrived Wednesday, she had to check out Nathan’s gardening skills. The peas were ready, so the boys enjoyed a fresh treat, and I learned next year I will have to plant a second row of peas unless I want to share!

Laurie and I started out our 4th of July with the Park to Park 5 mile race. Afterwards, we picked up our car at the start of the race and let the boys enjoy the splash park at Miller Park. Evan was a little hesitant at first but Jaden immediately ran around and followed the big kids.

Nathan’s Aunt, Uncles, and Cousins from Morton and Minnesota came for a cook out Thursday night. The boys loved playing with second cousins Kaitlyn and Danielle. 

We almost missed the fireworks as they started early this year- but we were able to find a spot to watch them. I was afraid Evan and Jaden would get scared, but the boys enjoyed watching them. 
Friday, the boys each got to be an only child! Jaden came with Laurie and me to Chicago to see our cousin’s baby, Ethan, while Grandma took Evan shopping and to visit cousins in Morton. 

We ended the day at the ballpark.
Another splash park on Saturday- McGraw Park. 

We enjoyed an afternoon walk in Uptown Normal at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival. The boys clearly get their artistic talent from Aunt Laurie:) 

And who can forget pool time this weekend! Evan is no longer afraid of the water and kicks kicks kicks his way across the pool. On Saturday, friends Elliott and Jonah came to swim and brought fun toys to throw in the pool. 

Thanks for the fun weekend Aunt Laurie and Grandma Linda!

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