Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th Of July from Mobile

We had a great time out boating around the Gulf Shores area with some of Bill's co-workers. All the kids that came did great and were so super cute in their life jackets, too!

Today I had planned on sharing a video of my toddler reciting "The Pledge of Allegiance", but as you can see, there is no video.

We practiced all week long, saying the pledge a few times a day, and Little Dude has done GREAT memorizing it and being able to say it with only a little prompting. I am super proud of him. And we even got the hand-on-heart part going, too.

So, I felt he knew it well enough to get it on tape-but every time I pulled out the Flip, Little Dude would shut down and walk away. Not only would he NOT say the pledge or put his hand on his heart, he wouldn't even look at me.

Sigh. Toddlerhood.

Anyways, we did work on it, and he does, for the most part have it down, but for now my toddler is not doing any photos, so maybe later. In the meantime, we are going to eat a fun flag cake I made, cook out hamburgers, and check out the best place for fireworks here on the Gulf Coast! I'm super super excited for the boys to see the fireworks. Little Dude lost it last year-just like me-and was just amazed with them. Last 4th was our first family outing after JR was born-he was only a few weeks old at the time-so I am really excited to see how he enjoys the celebration this year.

And I'll work on getting another family photo together so I can finally update the one I have on here that was taken last year before the fireworks started.

Happy Fourth Of July to all of you from my family!


Alexandra said...

you too!! I am bummed because my family goes to mobile every year to visit friends and I didn't get to come because I'm preggers!!!! hope yall are having fun!

casual friday every day said...

Happy 4th, Miche!


Andrea said...

Boating! Sounds like so much fun! I'm glad you had a great 4th. We did fireworks over at Julie and Adam' was great!

Swansons said...

Hope you enjoyed the fireworks! We went to the Garner celebration and by the time the fireworks started it was about 2.5 hrs after emily's normal bedtime, so she got excited for about a minute and then just sat there with a glazed over look in her eyes. Next year the kiddos will have a ball together!