Monday, July 7, 2008

Fourth of July

There have been numerous requests for cute, patriotic, July 4th pictures of The Higby Gang.  Well...I have good news...and I have bad news.

The good news is...
...Ty & Zoe were VERY cooperative.  Actually, they were a bit TOO cooperative.  They insisted on NUMEROUS cheesy individual shots (which I will spare you from having to see)

As for the bad news...
...this is the best I could do of the triplets.  I did get some individual shots that were pretty cute, but as a whole, they were just not into the whole pose for the camera thing.  I sure hope they outgrow this by the time I take them for their one year-old pictures.

The day was very relaxing.  Shane's family came over (5 Ringwood Higby's & 3 Midland Park Higby's) for some burgers and dogs.  Various versions of kickball and baseball were played.  Tons of fun was had on the trampoline (& I didn't dislocate Noah's elbow...PTL).  Of course, there was watermelon...
And would it be a good old-fashioned American BBQ if someone didn't end up in their underwear?
Shane & Corey took the "big kids" (by "big", I mean 4, 5 & 6 years-olds) with Pop Pop & Uncle Dave to the town fireworks.  A few raindrops fell before the actual fireworks started...
...but the crew hung in there for the big sha-bang and had a great time.  Zoe (& Shane) were a little scared that it might be too loud for our sensitive girl, so she had a backup plan just in case...
Brave girl that she is, Zoe ended up not needing Daddy's "Leaf-blower-protective-ear-wear".

Come to think of it, I actually could have used them when our neighbor was setting off his OWN fireworks.

6 comments:

aura said...

thank you!!! it was worth the wait!!! glad you had a great fourth--fireworks and all!!!

Dorinda said...

Your photo's better then mine - I had to use a shot from last year! I don't think I was at all prepared for the whole 4th of July thing. I'm so glad these holidays come around every year.

Superhero Mom said...

Great pictures! So I thought I let you in on my dilemma regarding the cup situation! I have a tried, but my little one with autism is very VERY particular - if it were up to him he would throw away the cup. If he or anyone has placed their "germs" in or on anything - "forget about it!"! LOL! I can wash it in front of him and of course dry it (because there can't be a speck of water on the cup)but it will not matter. Believe it or not we have come a long way - there used to be more rules attached to eating and drinking! This is my life and I have to laugh about it! Love you Amy!

Superhero Mom said...

You are too kind! The bottles filling up your dishwasher cracks me up! I can't even begin to fathom - take a picture for me will you?! When my twins were babies doing the bottle thing I didn't have a dishwasher. I would loved to have seen the dishwasher's top rack when they were eating more often and only eating formula? Or did you nurse? You seriously are my hero woman! Love you! Oh, and I'm still praying for you, glad to hear you have some new help!

Pam said...

now i wish i'd taken a picture of the boys in red, white, and blue...particularly since i had to take their seven month pics on the fourth anyway. duh!

but still, great pics of your family. they're all beautiful!

Deanna said...

awww....those are some sweet 4th of July photos!!