|Kaitlyn loved carrying around and buckling all of the lifejackets.|
|Kaitlyn was modeling in the water and loved laying back in it!|
In the evening, we had some friends over for a bbq and to light off some of our own fireworks. Nate found a "shark" firework at the stand and enjoyed throwing the snappers at my feet. He also liked the snakes. Kaitlyn was a little freaked out by the noisy fireworks, even though we didn't have any that whistled or anything. After everyone left, we tried to get over to the Montclair fireworks at the lake but saw everyone walking away from the lake when we arrived. Apparently they started the fireworks 20 minutes earlier. This is the 3rd year in a row we have not seen professional fireworks!!! I was totally bummed and so was Nate, but overall, we had a very eventful and enjoyable 4th. Happy Birthday Country!
|Aww, I love you too Nate!|
|4th of July trifle! YUMMY:)|
|doing sparklers for the first time!|
|We took up a lot of the beach!|
|our very full house!|
|Kaitlyn was unsure about the whole day!|
|Us girls goofing around on the platform- the husbands had the kids, so why not?|
|now she's happy!|
Some of our Maryland friends, the Robinsons were not able to make it to the reunion b/c they have their hands full with triplets! We went on a double date to catch up with them, and tried out the new Serendipity that is in Georgetown. We ate yummy sandwiches and huge sundaes and had great conversation. We even walked along "m" street and went in some of the trendy stores. We also went to the waterfront and saw the Kennedy center. We definitely need to go on dates more, and it was really fun being in a hip enivironment like Georgetown, b/c most of my life is spent cleaning up crumbs and wiping bums, even though I do love my life, don't get me wrong! It's just nice to have couple time and adult conversation. Thanks for the fun date Robinsons!
|Emily got mac and cheese and I got an open face turkey sandwich with apples, chives, swiss, and raspberry mayo|
|our incredible sundae!|
|a fountain across from the Kennedy center|