Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Fourth!

The whole gang ready for fireworks

Atti, saying "cheese" and eating s'mores
Everyone roasting marshmallows on the deck.

the three musketeers

the fireworks from our roof

I hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth.  We had a fun filled day at the beach and then we came home to avoid all the traffic and the crowds before the fireworks.  After dinner, we roasted marshmallows and made s'mores in the backyard.  Then, we climbed on our roof and enjoyed the fireworks.  We had a 360 degree view of fireworks on our roof top.  All the kids really had a lot of fun.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Emerson...Again?

Blowing out the candles 

As soon as that pinata hit the ground, all the kids gathered the candies in a frenzy.

Atticus and Emerson really loved the frozen daiquiris 

We had our friend make the cake.  It looked beautiful and yummy!

Don't be panicked or confused, you didn't forget Emerson's birthday.  Emerson's birthday is in December, a week before Christmas, but we talked her out of a birthday party.  It just gets too busy and crazy during Christmas.  We told her that she could have a half birthday party in the summer and she could invite her friends from school and have a swim party.  Well, that is what we did.  It was a beautiful day for a Hawaiian theme pool party.  We had the Beach Boys blasting on the ipod, everybody drank daiquiris, Graham made delicious teriyaki chicken and grilled pineapples and everybody sang Happy Birthday to Emerson.  It was fun spending the day with our friends and family.  Emerson's classmates thought it was really cool that she got a half birthday. We really like having her party in the summer.  I think this is going to be a permanent thing.