Tuesday, July 4, 2017

road trip day twenty four: fourth of july!

4th of july
We spent the 4th of July at Calvary Community Church with the a bunch of the Albaeck clan!  We got there early to stake out spots for the fireworks and then relaxed while the kids played in the grass.

frisbee fun
Frisbee fun!

playing football
Playing football with the cousins.

eating dinner
Dinner time!!  We picked up sandwiches from Jersey Mike's and then had a picnic dinner.

hanging out with auntie beth
Having fun with Auntie Beth!

relaxing and playing
The kids had so much fun playing with their cousins!  And some of them (Christopher!!) just enjoyed relaxing and watching everything.

so much silliness
Silliness!!  This girl sure loves to take selfies!

blowing bubbles
Blowing bubbles.

bubbles with chris
He's such a good big brother-- not only did he blow bubbles for her, but he let her blow bubbles ON him!

everly and tobey
Everly and Tobey.

As the sun started to set, the kids started to settle down and played on the blankets.

bubbles, football, flags
Christopher and Ellie entertaining the littlest cousins-- and Lexie, ever the tomboy, still playing football.

so excited
Yay America!!

Waiting patiently for the sun to set and the fireworks to start.

glowsticks one
Auntie Beth was smart and packed glowsticks for all of the kids to play with while we waited!

glowsticks two
More glowstick fun!

playing at night
Crazy cousins playing in the dark.

Fireworks!!  Happy birthday, America!!

saying goodbye to cousins
All too soon, it was time to say goodbye to the California cousins!  We always have so much fun with them when we visit!

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