Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July

This year, we actually got to celebrate the 4th with Gracie. Last year, we came home on the 30th of June and Gracie was adjusting to the time change and was up from 12am-5am so it was very hard to do anything really exciting. Now that Gracie is a year older, it was so fun to celebrate. We went over to Uncle Pete's and Aunt Debbie's house for a swim party, bbq, and to celebrate Jerry's and Uncle Frank's birthdays. The weather was super nice and Gracie loved the pool. She was trying to swim already and did a great job kicking her feet. She even liked it when I dunked her under the water and was copying me by trying to keep her mouth closed when she went under the water. Gracie also loved it when Aunt Debbie helped her float on her back and when Uncle Pete and daddy through her way up high in the air. I think we definitely have a little swimmer on our hands which is great because I am a Pisces and I have always loved the water.

Later that night, Jerry and I met some friends at our local city hall to watch fireworks. Gracie wasn't too sure about the fireworks and got really quiet when they were going off. She made sure that my arms were wrapped tightly around her little body as she snuggled on my lap. She actually almost fell asleep at one point because she wasn't able to nap very long this afternoon. Anyway, I am exhausted and off to get some well needed rest. I hope everyone had as fun as a time as we did and I can't wait until next year.







All set for the sun


Yay, we finally got to use Gracie's boat


Not sure what Jerry's doing but he looks ready to party!



Gracie kicking her feet


The newest bud girl (check out the hat)


Up


Up


and away


I love this picture


Happy birthday daddy and Uncle Frank


My all Chinese American girl ready for the fireworks


This is the best shot Jerry got of the fireworks

4 comments:

Christy said...

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GUYS HAD A GREAT 4TH. GRACIE IS GETTING SO BIG AND IS JUST AS CUTE AS CAN BE. I LOVE HER IN THE POOL- SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE IS HAVING A BLAST. MIA TOO LOVES THE POOL AND LITERALLY WILL FLOAT AROUND BY HERSELF (OF COURSE WE ARE THERE WITH HER). ANYWAY, GRACIE IS A DOLL AND I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

CHRISTY :)

Mom of Three said...

That pool looks so great. It is so fun to play in the water and she doesn't look nervous at all. Happy 4th!

Bill and Bobbie said...

i love that boat! looks like you had a great time

Jay, Angela & Laney said...

Looks like a great Fourth! I barely remember last year. Major jet lag!

I think you do have a little swimmer on your hands. I love the big smile on her face when she's in the air. :-)