Saturday, July 9, 2011

4th of July 2011

We had a fabulous 4th of July!
We spent the entire week at the beach with family!

We spent the days swimming at the pool and on the beach!
(Pics to come on a later post)

Below are a few pictures from the 4th of July evening.

We started the evening off with a
delicious dinner at the condo!

My kids LOVE boiled shrimp!
We enjoyed shrimp, smoked tuna dip,
watermelon, spinach dip, and oreo delight
just to name a few of the many
delicious foods we had!

I even made for the 1st time
Mrs. Sue's fabulous pimento and cheese!
And it actually turned out good!

The kids played inside while we all ate!

Jessica and I made sure all the
girls had matching 4th of July

Nixon and Julianna Marie

Nixon and Isla!

Mrs. Sue made Roman an
adorable 4th of July jon jon!

It's really hard to get a picture
with all 3 kids looking!

We headed down to the beach for
a little Cartee/Pool photo-shoot!

From left to right:
JennaLeigh, Julianna,
Nixon, Roman, Isla,
Johnna Katherine
and John Mark!

Nixon, Roman, and Isla!

The girls giving their brother a kiss!
What is he going to do with another sister???

Mommy and her girls!

Trying to get a family picture!

The Pool Family Picture!

Cousin Katie and soon-to-be cousin Andy
came and celebrated the 4th with us!

Crazy Picture!

Jessica and I had the same red
dress on and did NOT plan it!

It's so much fun having girls the same age!
Soon JennaLeigh will have a
buddy to play with!
(besides Roman!)

My sister Jessica, Johnna Katherine,
JennaLeigh, Isla, Julianna, and Nixon!

All the girls!

All the Boys!

We stayed down on the sand and
let the kids direct the
rest of the photo-shoot!

Johnna Katherine posing
like a movie star!

Isla in her shades!


Nixon Grace!

Julianna Marie!

JennaLeigh eating her glasses!

The kids had a blast posing like stars!

Below are my two favorite of the night!
Jules and Nixon

Isla and Johnna Katherine

After everyone was done taking
pictures we went upstairs
for while until dark!

We were able to sit at the pool
and watch the fireworks!

The kids loved them!

Father was there with us!

We went down to the beach for the kids to
do sparklers for the first time ever!

We had the girls take off their tutus
in fear of the flames!

Sparklers were probably not the best
idea with all the little ones!
But they enjoyed it!

We had an awesome 4th of July!
We are continually blessed with a wonderful family.
The kids are blessed to have so many cousins
their age to grow up with and make memories!

This is the 3rd year in a row we have
celebrated the 4th with
Katie, Andy, and Aunt Sharon!
We hope to keep that tradition
going long after Katie and Andy have
little ones running around! :)

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