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Monday, July 8, 2013

4th of July

St. Louis bound, we headed out bright and early Wednesday morning (5am alarm just to be out the door at 7:04 :) to visit Jason's extended family for the big 4th of July celebration that his family has each year.  And a quick seven hours later, we arrived.  (Thank goodness for hand-held kid devices, right!)

There's golf, pool parties, and LOTS of good food and drinks.  (I'm skipping weigh-in this week :)
It's always so great to see everyone, and the kids had an absolute blast!  The weather was absolutely perfect - mid 80's, low humidity, hardly a cloud in the sky - what I wish everyone back at home could have had instead of the dreary, rainy weather that apparently lasted all holiday weekend  :(

There are lots of pictures to share:

Lucy loved the drink machine at Aunt Sue's house that was fully stocked with sparkling flavored water.  Help yourself!

And it wouldn't be a day at the pool without Connor enjoying a nap on a lounge chair!  (We did move him out of the sun :)

Jack lounging in the "3 seasons room" I heard it called.  In the south, we'd call it a sun room :)

Lucy and Aunt Ann (or as Connor called her, "Baba too" {we all belly laughed at that one}) in deep discussion. 
Lucy really adores Ann and always looked first to find her when we arrived somewhere.  :)

Grandpa Galik and his daughters.  His son, Bobby wasn't able to be at this pool party, but they'd be at the one the next day.

And Connor's best friend, Uncle Justin.  Last time we saw him, he was in his fancy wedding attire.  I think both boys prefer casual attire so they can play in the grass! 

Pool Party #2 was at Ann & Dennis's house:

 And by now in the trip, poor Jack had come down with something that took the wind right out of his sails.  Poor dear hadn't eaten anything in about two days, and he just wanted to be close to one of us all day.  We felt so bad for him...

But he still gave me a sweet smile :)


And grub...

Then baseball with cousin Matthew (who was our ring bearer :)

relaxing, eating, golfing, fireworks (Lucy loved, Connor did not :) catching up with family - it was an awesome 4th!  Thanks St. Louis family, for everything!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys had a fabulous trip. Poor little Jack - just not his usual spunky self. You two produce such beautiful children!