Saturday, July 10, 2010

Big Boys and Big, Busy Weekends!

We have had quite the busy summer! I can hardly believe it is July! I have full intentions of being a better blogger, but no promises because the rest of this month is sure going to be busy too. I have lots to blog about, so I am going to break in up into sections. There are LOTS of photos, hope you enjoy. I will try to explain each set when you get there. Happy Hot Weather!

Just about a week or so ago, after David's evening bath David decided that he no longer "preferred" his hair to be combed down. Prior, he HATED when it was spiky at all. The very next morning, he walked into our bedroom and asked, "Mommy can you put gel in my hair?" What 3-year-old asks that?? So I did and then put a little hair spray and below is the final product. David looked at it and said, "Hmm, I like it, I look handsome." and that was that...

David calls it "pokey" hair

Outside on an unusually beautiful day. Some ladies invited us to the school playground and the kiddos & Mommies had a blast!

David and his friend Raleigh on the firetruck

Meeting new and old friends. David literally ran around the entire time. We've been cooped up in this house WAY too long because of the 100+ degree weather.

On July 2nd we headed to New Bern for the 4th of July weekend. First stop was David's friend Makayla's 4th birthday party...

Where's David??? Pinata time!

Saturday, July 3rd started off with a picnic at Pleasant Acres Church. The HUGE hit for the kids was the world's largest jumpy house that had a crocodile face. It was so cute watching them hold hands and go down the slide together. Meanwhile, the "grown ups" played the 2nd annual 4th of July "young" vs. "old" softball game. This year the "old folks" won. Next year we will be on that team :)

Coming down the slide!!!

"Pokey" haired David and the crocodile :)

David and Kenley say cheese!

Kenley & I take a break for some yummy watermelon~ she is SO cute!

Next stop after the picnic was to Sherwin Williams where we picked out new paint & carpet for our house. While we were waiting our turn, David found what he THOUGHT was a microphone and began to sing us some silly songs :) (It was some sort of paint spraying machine)

Sing David Sing! Preparing for Singspiration at church

Then it was off to the house for some SERIOUS clean up. This is what the old carpet looks like now...

Where's David? :)

That evening we had dinner with our friends the Kimbrell's. After eating David and Lily Kate took a dip in her very cool swimming play mate. It was kind of a chilly night, but the kids, through chattering teeth, had a great time!

Pool time fun!

Trying to catch water

Sunday, July 4th Pleasant Acres hosted a beautiful "Salute to America" with a cantata and lots of honor and tribute given to our Military heroes both past and presently serving. There were close to 70 or more representing all branches of service. It was fantastic!

After the service the church hosted a lunch for all military and families, it was delicious!

David & another buddy Kelsie. So sweet

and Kylie & David

My wonderful family

After the evening service, the Payne family, Amelia, Jim, David, and I headed to downtown New Bern to watch the fireworks. We got wonderful seats and were there in plenty of time to make 2 bathroom trips and a trip to see the world's largest BBQ sandwich, courtesy of Moore's BBQ. WOW was it huge!

Best Buddies~my guys

Raqi, David, & Jackie on our way to fireworks

Raqi and David checking out the sandwich

Anyone hungry???

Friedlein family with our glow bracelets, ready for the fireworks

Isn't Mommy sweet too? :)

Friends Forever!!

Happy Birthday America!!


  1. So many pictures to comment on, I don't know where to start. First, I LOVE the new 'do - He looks so grown up! And I also love the picture of you guys on the 4th, and you look great! :) Can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!!

  2. Hey Jenny, we were there at Union Pt. too, surprised we didn't see you, there were only 2,000 other people there!