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July 4th Celebrations: Day One

We had the most wonderful holiday weekend with Eric's family.  Friday was a really long day because we left straight from Lexington and drove to Bowling Green where we picked up my car.  Then it was back home to unpack and repack for Western Kentucky.

When we finally made it to Marion, we ate a quick dinner of lasagna and headed to the "home place" for the kids to play.  Eric has vertigo, so the ride just about did him in.  He opted for the cool, quiet room away from our noisy two kids. 

Saturday we had breakfast and then went to hang out with all the cousins.  Eli is getting really good with babies.  Poor guy better enjoy all his new cousins cause that's as close as he'll come to having a another sibling. Ha!

Ellie took full advantage of being the youngest girl.  Paisley and Lennon pushed her a thousand miles in that little swing. 

We had a late lunch/early dinner.  I know I say this every time I blog about a visit, but there really no better cooking anywhere on this planet.  We had burgers, hotdogs, pork loin, watermelon, cowboy beans, pasta salad, potatoes, cucumber salad,  and just about every dessert you could possibly imagine.  

I'm such a glutton every time we go, but I just can't help it. The kids eat so well too, but how could you not.  Ya'll it's a spread!

Of course the kid's enjoying running around and playing much more than they enjoy the food.  With so many cousins and activities, there is never a dull moment. 

Despite the fact that it was muggy and overcast, the kids seemed to enjoy the wading pool.  Eli still can't swim in a big pool due to his surgery, but this one sufficed. 

We had some fun with a homemade photo booth.  Hahaha!  I think Uncle Sam and Lady Libery would be proud.

We ate leftovers for dinner. We opted out of going to the fireworks because Eric was still feeling bad, and we knew that the kids wouldn't want to go without their cousins who weren't up for the adventure.

Instead, we opted for another activity.  Eric set up the projector for an outdoor movie, which meant that we knocked something else off of our summer bucket list. We watched Zootopia, and Ellie fell asleep.  I can't complain about that because she does not do well away from her own bed.

It was a great first day!


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