Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July Weekend (part 1)

Well, of all the dumb things, I totally forgot to pull out my camera when the Duncan (Purdy) side of the family got together on the 4th. We went to Uncle Jim's house for lunch, and we were supposed to go swimming. We enjoyed lots of yummy cookout food - burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potatoes, etc. Everyone decided it was a little too chilly for swimming, so we just hung out in Uncle Jim's kitchen & living room. It was the first time we saw Danny & Ali since they got married in May. Unfortunately, Ali forgot the wedding photos at we still haven't seen those :(

We left at about 4:30 to head to Grandma & Grandpa Schurman's house for another cookout. That meant more burgers, brats, baked beans, macaroni salad...too much good food today!
From there, we headed out to the Lansing fireworks with Grandma & Grandpa, Uncle Greg, Aunt Donna, & Emma. Alex got a short nap in the sling while we walked to the park, so he was in good spirits. He totally enjoyed the fireworks; he was captivated by them! He got a little bored in the middle, but I wouldn't expect a 6 month old to have a 30 minute attention span, would you? He enjoyed the grand finale. Even the loud booms didn't scare him. (Although, Mama did have her hands over his ears for that part!) Daddy got a short video clip of Alex watching the grand finale. Unfortunately, dumb Mama accidentally deleted it. Now all we have is a dopey little clip from a boring spot in the fireworks. Oh well.

OK, I suppose you want pictures? Here ya go!

First teething biscuit. He enjoyed it. He made a mess, too :)

Emma & Alex
Uncle Tony took Alex on a "nature walk" around Grandma & Grandpa's yard.
Grandpa tickled a giggling Alex.
Just arriving at the fireworks. I love this sling! Thanks, Grandma Purdy!
Aunt Donna & Emma
Okay, so I love fireworks, too. Looks like Alex might take after me in that respect.

Grandpa & Grandma

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