Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Happy 4th of July!!

I hope that everyone had a happy Fourth of July! We had a great day. We started the day off going to the parade in Edgewood. This is my hometown where I grew up. They have always had a good parade. Last year when I was on bed rest is the only time that I can remember missing it. The kids loved the parade and the babies got to meet some neighbors and friends from my childhood. We watched the parade with Aunt Sara, Grandma and Grandpa Kluthe, and Joanna, Patrick, Alex and Kate Lonneman. The kids collected tons of candy and seemed to truly enjoy themselves. We had a great time!!

Then we came home to eat lunch and put the kids down for naps. In the afternoon, we went to our local parade for the city of Independence. Unfortunately, just before the parade began, it started to rain and has continued to rain all day. We didn't let a little rain dampen our spirits! The parade went on anyway and we enjoyed ourselves. The kids finally got to meet Amy Mullins. She is the quad-Mom who first introduced me to Tri-State Multiples. She has GGBG quads as well, but hers are twelve. It was interesting having the kids meet- she and her husband were remembering when theirs were still little and I was blown away imagining that mine will one day be so grown-up. Unfortunately, I was having camera troubles so I don't have any pictures, but we had a great time at the parades.

The rain did manage to cancel the fireworks planned for this evening- actually, they were only postponed until tomorrow. Our friend Josh is in from Alabama with his sons Kenton(7) and Owen (3). We were all planning to go to the fireworks together. Since the display was rained out, we just had them over. The boys had a great time playing together. You can see from the picture below that the boys enjoyed raiding Will's costume basket. They were quite the crime-fighting trio.

Owen (green Power Ranger), Kenton (Iron Man) and Will (Spider Man)

The quadruplets first Fourth of July was quite a success. We may have been rained out, but that just stretched our day into an entire weekend. So tomorrow we will go see the firework display and complete our Fourth of July celebration. I want to extend a big Thank You! to all of our service men and women who defend our freedom!!

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