Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Holiday Weekend

I hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July! We had a busy weekend (a recurring theme around our house these days) with Troy's parents visiting, a trip to the indoor waterpark at Massanutten, fireworks and a picnic.

Friday night we took Troy's parents to the Blue Ridge Buffet at Massanutten for all you can eat crab legs! Ian, our nephew, also came and he and I ate everything but crab legs, while Troy, his parents and Daniel got in on the action of eating crab legs. It was delicious and Daniel I think had more fun stealing olives and cherry tomatos off of my plate throughout the dinner! You can also overlook the indoor waterpark which Daniel loved watching.

Saturday Troy's mom, Ian, Troy, Daniel and I hit the indoor waterpark and we had a blast!! We tried hitting the outdoor portion as well but the water was still too cold! I can't believe in July I'm even saying that! I only have a couple of photos from my mother in law's camera, since all of mine are on an underwater disposable camera, but imagine some very soaked people going down lots of kiddie slides and there you have it. I don't think I've ever seen Daniel laugh as much as I did on the lazy river!! He would flop from one side of the innertube to another and just laugh and splash and laugh some more!

He CRASHED hard on the way home and I had to drag him out of bed at 6 pm!! We were glad he slept though so he could stay awake for the fireworks! This was his first time as last year he was sound asleep for the celebration. When the fireworks started going off, Daniel jumped off my lap and pointed, back arched, and yelled at the top of his lungs "LIGHTS!" every time a firework lit the sky for about the first 20. It was hysterical and he has several families in stitches!

Yesterday we took a picnic lunch to a local park and picked up my mom and had a nice time. Daniel played hard and we ate lunch, then came home. I even jumped off a moving swing - something I haven't done in ages!!

Enjoy some pictures from our weekend!

9 comments:

Carey and Norman said...

How fun! It sounds like you had an exciting and busy 4th! I enjoyed all the pictures and love the new header too! Daniel is getting so big. Looking forward to seeing you in August.

Craig and Phyllis said...

That sounds like such a fun time! I loved his reaction to the fireworks. A "calm" picnic sounds really nice right about now! It has been cool around here, too. The boys were not even able to swim last week because it was too cool!

Kami said...

I LOVE the family picture of you guys by the tree! Daniel is as cute as ever and I just love his expressions! You guys sound as busy as we have been lately, but is sounds like you are having a great Summer!

Jenny and Randy said...

It looks and sounds like you guys had so much fun celebrating the 4th. I love the photo of the three of you together by the tree!

Kim said...

What great photos! Glad you had a Happy 4th and the fireworks were a hit!

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

The lazy river thing sounds like so much fun. I would love something like that. I also cracked up when I read about Daniel's reaction to the fireworks. I bet that was too funny to watch unfold. Kids are the best!

Shane & Marie said...

I love the busy weekends, it's a theme in our house as well. It's so much fun with our little ones now, isn't it? I love the pictures. You can tell Daniel is having a blast!

Amy said...

LIGHTS! How cute! It's amazing to see how big he's getting. Sounds like a great weekend...

Rich and Jolynn said...

Fun packed weekend! I really like the picture of the three of y'all by the tree. I hope our little one will like fireworks. Daniel is such a cutie hehe!

Jolynn