the fourth of july

hi blog! summer has finally come to seattle, so we are doing less blogging and more sunbathing. 
fourth of july was wonderful.
in fact, it might be one of the best ones in a long time.
the sun was shining.
nick and i spent the morning cleaning up, and then we took maggie out to a park and walked around. she played for a bit and then we brought her home to nap before heading out to a community barbeque. i'll be honest - i really was afraid that maggie would be terrified of fireworks. but the honest truth is, the girl loves them. like L-O-V-E-S them. cant get enough of them. she likes 'em loud and big. and she adores sparklers. nick bought some pop-its and she loved stomping on them, he bought some popper things {i dont know the technical name for them} and she loved those, {who wouldnt, they explode confetti.} and after our friends neighbors were done letting some beautiful fireworks off in the sky she would clap and yell, "mo' mo' please!" doing her signs for more and please as frantic as possible. and then uncle justin brought out the sparklers and taught her how to do it. she was so careful the first time, and then she fell in LOVE. i am certain that she did at least 5 sparklers. 

after we went home, she snuggled down into her bed and slept for the next 14 hours. it was pretty much a really great day. :) 

1:sparkler with daddy 2:sparkler with mama 3:wearing our red, white and blue.{also the picture without a number is maggie and uncle justin. aaannndd im too lazy to edit the photo again & add a number. ha ha.} 4:confetti poppers with daddy. 5:playing in the sand with dylan. 6:more fun with daddy. 7:hanging with her bff 8:pop-its 9:playing in the fireworks with the big boys 10:my sweet friend sarah 11: this is the best, maggie was mad at me because i wouldnt let her hold the sparkler. her face says it all.


  1. Cute cute! Your little family looks adorable. Glad you had a great fourth!

  2. Aw she seems like such a sweetheart! I love your blog and that you blog about your faith :)


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