No apologies here but life has been busy. We lost power for a couple of days and are attempting to prepare to get out of town soon. Yay! We are so ready.
We had SUCH a good 4th of July with friends from church. It included a 22 foot water slide and a bouncy house. The kids were thrilled. Jared and I enjoyed a little basketball and volleyball which was fun despite the record topping heat. All in all, a lot of fun. The weekend before we enjoyed our city fireworks from the comforts of my sisters backyard.
It was the first year the boys had ever stayed up for fireworks. It was the. best. experience. to watch their faces as they watched fireworks for the first time. Addie loved them too and was such a trooper considering she was up about 4 hours past her bedtime.
I am pretty sure that for the rest of my life when I see fireworks I will think of my time in the hospital on bedrest. I could see Greenfield Village's fireworks from my hospital window and they had them 4 nights in a row. I just remember feeling a little lonely watching them all by myself in a hospital room although nurses would pop their head in from time to time but I also remember that it was a special little bit of the holiday that I was so grateful to enjoy. On second thought maybe watching the boys will replace the hospital memory, who knows.
This time of year ALSO brings Addie Adds' birthday. Wednesday, the 11th. We already had her party last weekend. Our AC malfunctioned and we had to move the party to Aunt Mimi's but that was an EXCELLENT trade off because they have a pool that we were able to cool off in. Her party turned out really nice. The cake I made was a complete disaster but I learned some tricks I'll try for next time. It tasted good and that is all that matters. :) I'll have to add pics of the party but I didn't take any of the night of the fireworks or of our 4th of July party that we went to. I have just been busy soaking up every bit of Summer and continue to keep myself busy with various appointments and therapies that my 3 preemies (former-preemies??) require.