Monday, July 7, 2008

We had a fabulous 4th of July

We took the kids up to my parents property for a few days. 42 acres of freedom. The kids had a blast. Matthew loves driving the lawn tractor and the other kids (including his cousins) love riding in the trailer. Even Kevin got excited about riding on the tractor. Michael enjoyed hiking around and checking things out. We enjoyed a nice campfire and some fireworks Friday evening. The three youngest spent the night at a hotel with Aaron and I. Then we spent the day Saturday back on the property. It was so fun. It felt good to be out in the fresh air. Aaron had the "joy" of helping my dad repair the outhouse. I took the kids for lots of walks out in the fields. Matthew picked a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers for my mom. Alisha and Michael enjoyed fishing in the pond. They both held the fish and were all smiles. Matthew liked hiking through the creek. The weather was beautiful. We took the kids to the parade up north on the 4th. They LOVED getting candy thrown at them. Matthew loved the tractors. Michael just sat in the stroller and stared at everything.

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