Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fourth of July Pool Party

This year we spent July 4th with friends!  After I got home from work, Jason, the kids and I headed over to Lisa and Al's house!  Their son, D, hosted his first pool party and Amelia and Joe were invited!

Everyone in the pool!

It was a lot of fun watching them all in the pool.  Aside from Amelia everyone was between 7 and 10 months old.  Sometimes they would all just sit there and slap their hands on the water and other times they would all be moving and knocking into each other.  We laughed a lot!

The men of the pool - Joe, W and D

Serious Boys

Joe found a little girlfriend for the day, C

C decided that D's lap looked like a nice seat!

Attempted group shot!

Amelia was excited once the babies were done swimming because she got to pull a slide over to the pool!

I'm not sure how long we swam but it was long enough to turn Joe's little feet into prunes!

After swimming we grilled brats and chicken.  The hit of the night was the Jell-O Lisa made.  She used red and blue raspberry jello, layered.  "Frosted" it with Cool Whip and made a flag out of strawberries and blueberries on the top.  We all had some and started talking about how we hadn't had Jell-O in such a long time and how it tasted really good.  As we sat around talking we picked at the Jell-O and eventually Jason and I were the ones to polish it off.  It really hit the spot last night.

We watched New York's fireworks on TV before we all headed our separate ways.  No live fireworks for us.  With small kids who were tired and a mama who gets up at 2:30 a.m. for work it was just not worth it this year!  Oh, and the 100 degree weather we've been in this week (no joke) only helped make our decision to skip fireworks that much easier.

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