With 4 of July being on a Wed this year and us just getting back from a week long vacation it meant staying home for the holiday. We all had Wednesday off and that was it. We hauled our stuff up to the Rislov's for one night of fun in the back yard. They have the pool up and since it was 95 degrees it was needed. It was kind of funny because even being in the pool it didn't really cool us off. I didn't get many picture of us since one of us has to be with Brayden at all times for peace of mind and his safety (and that person is mostly me). Plus when he was napping I enjoyed my time in the pool with a floaty and a beer for adult swim hour. I did manage to snap this picture of the Rislov's new toy. It's for the kids but us adults all tried it out. In this picture that is Chase at the end of the slide. The other picture I did snap was of the boys trading Pokeman cards. We have no idea how to play this game but Chase has gotten really into them this summer. Turns out so are most young boys.
The weekend before the 4th we headed down to Hastings to stay with Grandma Char/Grandpa Randy for a pre-4th picnic. They also had a pool set up to help beat the heat. Here is a picture of Brayden's favorite thing to do. Go in and out of the garage using the doggie door.
We also found time on the weekend to hit up the SLP Rec center. The boys loved this place and so do I. Brayden loved jumping off the edge even if it was into the zero entry section. Chase loved all the different water things. Plus they loved the sand area when we needed a break from the water.
The boys and I made some 4th of July themed cupcakes too one day. Brayden isn't a huge sweets guy but he kept saying "yummy"!
Finally I had bought the $10 fireworks from Target and Chase kept bugging us every night to let them off. Here are a couple pics from the wonderfully cheap fireworks display. He was so excited.